THE PAINTED HOUSE RAISES $50,000 FOR HBCU PARTNERS
FROM SOLD OUT BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL NFT COLLECTION
Donation comprised of $25,000 in initial sales from the initial Black is Beautiful NFT collection with Ja Rule’s ICONN Media matching an additional $25,000, totaling $50,000 to benefit HBCU partners
#607 Black is Beautiful collection by Nick Davis
New York, NY (August 10, 2022) — The Painted House, co-founded by Ja Rule (Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur) and business partner Herb Rice, announces it is donating $25,000 from initial sales of its first NFT project Black is Beautiful to select HBCU partners. ICONN Media, the live streaming entertainment marketplace founded by Ja Rule, will match the donation with an additional $25,000 for a total of $50,000 split equally amongst five HBCUs including Jackson State University, Morgan State University, Hampton University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College.
In partnership with House of First, The Painted House’s project Black is Beautiful features 1,000 unique, one-of-one collectible NFTs. Showcasing the incredible work of illustrator Nick Davis, Black is Beautiful is a stunning depiction of the raw emotions of Black Americans navigating both the joys and struggles of everyday life in America. This collection is more than just collectible art – each NFT tells its own story. The project is playful, heartwarming, wholesome, provocative, inspiring, and sometimes heavy.
The Painted House has vowed to support HBCUs to further help communities of color with access, education, and insights to empower the next generations of creative minds. Additionally, 10 percent of secondary sales will be allocated to an HBCU impact fund which will be selected by community voting and community proposals.
While the initial collection is now 100 percent sold out, The Painted House is already looking ahead at what’s next, including new artists’ collections, fashion and apparel projects as well as exclusive music for Black is Beautiful holders, and more.
For more information on The Painted House and Black is Beautiful, visit https://houseoffirst.com/collections/blackisbeautiful.
About Black is Beautiful
The Painted House’s first NFT collection, Black is Beautiful, is a stunning depiction of the raw emotions of Black Americans navigating both the joys and struggles of everyday life in America. The collection of 1000 unique, one-of-one NFT’s is more than just collectible art – each NFT tells its own story. The images are playful, heartwarming, wholesome, provocative, and inspiring. Collectors will benefit from one-of-a-kind art, community, education, access, events, and special experiences. With a mission of expanding representation, the collection will also be partnering with select HBCUs to further help communities of color with access, education, and insights to empower the next generation of creators and collectors.
About House of First
House of First is home to the new novel, and noteworthy in the world of NFTs. The ultimate partner to collectors and creators, it serves as a connection between art, blockchain, and culture. Whether it’s an artist’s debut NFT collection, or an established creator’s next brilliant masterpiece, House of First is a platform for cultivating and uplifting compelling art and extraordinary talent. The platform provides collections with exclusive, early access to remarkable art, unique metaverse experiences, strategic collaborations, real-world meetups, and an inclusive and vibrant global community.