Jamal Simmons has a birthday wish: “$40 for 40 kids,” says an email invitation. Sounds a little fishy, right? At we first we thought CNN and CBS contributor was wrapped up in some wacky child labor or human trafficking ring. But who would e-vite their friends to participate in organized crime? So we read on.
The reality is Simmons is celebrating his 40th birthday with a party at 9th Street’s Mood Lounge this weekend. In lieu of gifts, the pundit is asking guests to make a $40 donation to Detroit’s Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation, an annual program that awards 40 Michigan high school seniors $2,000 scholarships. Ah, that’s better. Happy birthday to Jamal! You can support his cause here.