50 Cent Reflects on African Trip, he is a changed man

According to Seattle PI, 50 Cent’s visit to Somalia and Kenya has changed him.

“It enlightened me in different ways,” 50 Cent said (according to the article). “To actually see people under the circumstances that I saw was a totally different experience. I don’t think you can prepare yourself for that, no matter how many times you’ve seen the images.”

50 Cent hopes to influence other celebrities to donate a percentage of their proceeds to charity organizations, like the World Food Program. He donates a percentage of his proceeds from his new energy drink to the World Food Program already.

I agree. Seeing Africa in real life- instead of in pictures or movies- is something completely different. To see the happiness and joy that has surrounded their lives, despite being “poor” compared to western nations, is something perplexing and beautiful. It inspires you to help and to be a better person. You see this light in every persons’ eyes, a light that you would not expect, and you just know you have to do something to help. People in Africa have all the potential, the rest of the world just needs to see and believe in it.

I have seen it first hand- and so has 50 Cent. Now it is your turn.

Donate to a cause in Africa. I promise you will not be sorry.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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