We love her for her realness and generosity. Our favorite sister in our head, Mary J. Blige, will be honored by Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson during a fundraiser for Spelman College next month, reports Black Voices. Both Morehouse alums, Lee and Jackson will salute Blige for philanthropic work with her non-profit Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FAWN). They'll present her with the Marian Wright Edelman Service Award during a black-tie gala to benefit the college... Here's what you had to say: La Shadrin commented via Facebook: "I love what she does to help uplift African-American women." Brenda wrote via Facebook: "She's reclaimed her life and giving back so much, she is an inspiration to others."

Essence.com
Sep, 10, 2010

mary-j-blige-honored.jpg We love her for her realness and generosity. Our favorite sister in our head, Mary J. Blige, will be honored by Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson during a fundraiser for Spelman College next month, reports Black Voices. Both Morehouse alums, Lee and Jackson will salute Blige for philanthropic work with her non-profit Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FAWN). They'll present her with the Marian Wright Edelman Service Award during a black-tie gala to benefit the college and recognize the work of Black women in business, education, law and music. Other honorees include philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock (wife of Chris), and Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel). Both are being honored with the "Blue Champion" award for their work as champions of education and for supporting women in their pursuit of higher education.