Prince's legacy will live on in many ways, including through two organizations he donated large amounts of money to. The touching details inside...
To make sure they stayed open to help the community, Prince donated $1.25 million to two organizations in Harlem at one point. And today, they spoke his praises which shows just how impactful the icon was in areas outside of music.
Often speaking up for artists' rights and ownership, especially his own, Prince also was an advocate for communities.
The Uptown Dance Academy, a black dance school in Harlem where he once donated $250,000, almost had to close its doors in recent years. Prince saved the company and they are forever grateful to this day.
A representative/dancer from the Academy spoke to ABC News today saying:
"For someone that I have adored all my life, to give me a quarter of a million dollars, felt absolutely wonderful."
The Purple One also gave $1 million to Harlem Children's Zone, which benefits families battling poverty. The organization put out a heartfelt message today saying:
We have a special love for him as a musician, social activist and human being. He will be sorely missed."
Even the music channels, who once played Prince's music often back in the day but have moved away from showcasing much music these days, are getting back to their roots.
VH1 announced that today (beginning at 5:30 PM ET), Prince’s iconic movie, “Purple Rain,” will kick of a weekend long marathon. Immediately following the first airing of “Purple Rain,” the network will air a block of his most memorable music videos. Throughout the following days, VH1’s Sway will host news updates with artists’ memories and fan reactions.
MTV stopped everything to play all Prince music today. Get those details HERE.
His genius and his voice will always live on...