Just Cause: Famous Men of Impact

Steve Harvey, LeBron James, 50 Cent and others give back.

BET's HIS: Men of Impact - Statistics about Black men that often don't make headlines: millions raised for under-served communities, hundreds of thousands for natural disaster relief and health awareness, thousands of youth participating in celeb-led education and fitness camps. Times are changing, however, and here at H.I.S. BET we recognize the good works of some of these Men of Impact.  Included on this year's list are the most active and effective actors, musicians, athletes and executives who are also philanthropists. A special nod is given to those who took a stand and joined the "No More" campaign against domestic violence ?? a major issue in the headlines in 2014 ?? like Blair Underwood, Ice-T and Andre Braugher (pictured above). Read on for others.(Photos from Left: NO MORE)

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BET's HIS: Men of Impact - Statistics about Black men that often don't make headlines: millions raised for under-served communities, hundreds of thousands for natural disaster relief and health awareness, thousands of youth participating in celeb-led education and fitness camps. Times are changing, however, and here at H.I.S. BET we recognize the good works of some of these Men of Impact. Included on this year's list are the most active and effective actors, musicians, athletes and executives who are also philanthropists. A special nod is given to those who took a stand and joined the "No More" campaign against domestic violence –– a major issue in the headlines in 2014 –– like Blair Underwood, Ice-T and Andre Braugher (pictured above). Read on for others.(Photos from Left: NO MORE)

Boris Kodjoe - When actor Boris Kodjoe isn't on the set of The Real Husbands of Hollywood or movies like the upcoming Addicted, he's focused on Sophie's Voice Foundation, an organization he founded with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, dedicated to their daughter's struggle with Spina Bifida. "It's a 75 percent preventable birth defect," he told the women of The Real. Kodjoe is advocating for governments worldwide to fortify flour and rice with folic acid to help boost women's nutrition. His goal, he says, is to eradicate the disease completely in the next 10 years.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Boris Kodjoe - When actor Boris Kodjoe isn't on the set of The Real Husbands of Hollywood or movies like the upcoming Addicted, he's focused on Sophie's Voice Foundation, an organization he founded with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, dedicated to their daughter's struggle with Spina Bifida. "It's a 75 percent preventable birth defect," he told the women of The Real. Kodjoe is advocating for governments worldwide to fortify flour and rice with folic acid to help boost women's nutrition. His goal, he says, is to eradicate the disease completely in the next 10 years.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Steve Harvey - Through the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men, the Steve Harvey Disney Dreamers Academy and Girls Who Rule the World, actor, comedian and radio host Steve Harvey is on a mission to help groom the next generation of leaders. He and his wife run the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which this year alone raised some $700,000 at its third annual gala.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Steve Harvey - Through the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men, the Steve Harvey Disney Dreamers Academy and Girls Who Rule the World, actor, comedian and radio host Steve Harvey is on a mission to help groom the next generation of leaders. He and his wife run the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which this year alone raised some $700,000 at its third annual gala.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Terrence Howard - Actor Terrence Howard has a history of philanthropy including teaming up with the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund to donate thousands towards arts education. Most recently, he took a stand against cancer, joining the "This Is Personal" campaign, for which he talks openly about losing his mother to colorectal cancer.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Terrence Howard - Actor Terrence Howard has a history of philanthropy including teaming up with the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund to donate thousands towards arts education. Most recently, he took a stand against cancer, joining the "This Is Personal" campaign, for which he talks openly about losing his mother to colorectal cancer.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Here's How the NBA's 14 Playoff-less Teams Can Improve - With last night being the end of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, 16 teams will advance to the playoffs, while 14 will clean out their lockers. Questions loom for the teams that failed to make the post-season cut, none bigger than will Carmelo Anthony test the waters as a free agent and leave the New York Knicks? Here, BET.com gives tips to the Knicks on how to keep Melo as well as advice for the 13 other franchises that didn?t make the playoffs. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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Carmelo Anthony - Carmelo Anthony, forward for the New York Knicks, had quick reflexes in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, donating $35,000 to relief. He also has a practice facility named in his honor at Syracuse University, where his $3 million gift to his alma mater was one of the largest individual donations given. His work is ongoing through the Carmelo Anthony Foundation for under-served communities.(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers point guard and five-time all-star Chris Paul founded his CP3 Foundation in 2005 in honor of his late grandfather, whose legacy is remembered via the organization's Nathaniel Jones Scholarship Fund. This year, the foundation hosted more than 3,000 youth during the 4th annual CP3 Walk and Family Health Festival, dedicated to tackling childhood obesity.(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers point guard and five-time all-star Chris Paul founded his CP3 Foundation in 2005 in honor of his late grandfather, whose legacy is remembered via the organization's Nathaniel Jones Scholarship Fund. This year, the foundation hosted more than 3,000 youth during the 4th annual CP3 Walk and Family Health Festival, dedicated to tackling childhood obesity.(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

LeBron James Gets Married - Miami Heat guard LeBron James wed his high school sweetheart and mother of his two children Savannah Brinson on Saturday at a lavish wedding in San Diego, California. The couple celebrated their nuptials with a performance of ?Crazy in Love? by Jay Z and Beyonc?.  The Jameses continued their lovefest on their honeymoon in Rome. (Photo: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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LeBron James - LeBron James is not only a king with the Miami Heat, but also a leader among philanthropists. Before he was drafted, he and his mother founded the LeBron James Family Foundation, which contributes generously to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Akron, Ohio, Public Schools after-school programs. After all, Akron, his birth town, is where it all started.(Photo: Lynne Sladky, File/AP Photo)

All Eyes on Fashion - Mr. Wade plays it cool on the red carpet in his trademark spectacles that match the mood of his monochromatic getup nicely.(Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

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Dwyane Wade - In addition to tithing 10 percent of his salary to a church, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has his own charitable organization, the Wade's World Foundation. The non-profit has raised $3.2 million in support of at-risk children's education, health and social skills; and operates various programs with the same focus. In his spare time, he donated $25,000 to keep an Illinois public library from closing, and with Alonozo Mourning established the Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti, bringing in $800,000 in aid after the 2010 earthquake.(Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

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LL Cool J - This February, the Harvard Foundation honored LL Cool J as an artist and humanitarian, the Harvard University Artist of the Year, for his legendary career in entertainment and work with Jumpstart, which provides early education opportunities in low-income neighborhoods. This was only one of the recent acknowledgments for his charitable acts. In 2012, Uncle L was honored for his long-time contribution to Chrysalis, which offers employment services to the homeless.(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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LL Cool J - This February, the Harvard Foundation honored LL Cool J as an artist and humanitarian, the Harvard University Artist of the Year, for his legendary career in entertainment and work with Jumpstart, which provides early education opportunities in low-income neighborhoods. This was only one of the recent acknowledgments for his charitable acts. In 2012, Uncle L was honored for his long-time contribution to Chrysalis, which offers employment services to the homeless.(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby - From 1997 until 2008 actor and comedian Dr. William "Bill" Cosby and wife Camille O. Cosby ran the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, a non-profit to support children with learning differences. Over 200 youth participated in a two-year curriculum and more than one million books were donated to NYC schools. In addition, the couple has given $20 million to Spelman College and $1.3 million to Fisk University. Most recently the Cosbys loaned their private art collection to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. Their more than 300 pieces by African-American artists will be on exhibit until 2016.(Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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Bill Cosby - From 1997 until 2008 actor and comedian Dr. William "Bill" Cosby and wife Camille O. Cosby ran the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, a non-profit to support children with learning differences. Over 200 youth participated in a two-year curriculum and more than one million books were donated to NYC schools. In addition, the couple has given $20 million to Spelman College and $1.3 million to Fisk University. Most recently the Cosbys loaned their private art collection to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. Their more than 300 pieces by African-American artists will be on exhibit until 2016.(Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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Chris Canty - Super Bowl champ and Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Canty and his brother Joseph Canty founded the Chris Canty Foundation in 2007 as a grassroots football camp. The organization now hosts activities along the East Coast, has held a camp in the Caribbean for aspiring Bahamian football players, and has launched a special literacy initiative, Reading Buddies. Canty also appeared in the "No More" campaign against domestic violence.(Photo: Mike James)

James Jones - As the product of a homeless family, Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones developed the organization the Love Jones 4 Kids Foundation. He and his wife, Tamika, established the non-profit in 2008 to support education, housing and other programs for homeless youth in both his hometown of San Jose, California, and Green Bay, Wisconsin (where he played as a Packer). This year they ran their 6th annual free camp, Never Think About Failure.(Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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James Jones - As the product of a homeless family, Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones developed the organization the Love Jones 4 Kids Foundation. He and his wife, Tamika, established the non-profit in 2008 to support education, housing and other programs for homeless youth in both his hometown of San Jose, California, and Green Bay, Wisconsin (where he played as a Packer). This year they ran their 6th annual free camp, Never Think About Failure.(Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hill Harper - The famed CSI:NY actor not only appears on the big screen weekly, but he also mentors young men and women through his MANifest Your Destiny Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides young men and women with nurturing support systems, mentorship programs and scholarships. Inspired by thank-you letters from teens, he wrote "Letters to a Young Brother" and "Letters to a Young Sister" to further help young people develop productive futures.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Hill Harper - Famed CSI:NY actor Hill Harper also mentors youth through his MANifest Your Destiny Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides young men and women with nurturing support systems and scholarships. Inspired by thank-you letters from teens, he wrote Letters to a Young Brother and Letters to a Young Sister to further help young people develop productive futures, and this year the foundation hosts its 7th annual toy drive and fundraiser on Dec. 1 in Hollywood, Calif.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tom Joyner: Going to the Doctor - For some of us, getting a check up is like pulling teeth: Painful. Radio host Tom Joyner wants to change that attitude with his campaign, Take A Loved One to the Doctor (TALOTTD). This initiative aims at encouraging families to support each other emotionally when it comes to going to the doctor, which is crucial in maintaining good health in Black families.  (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Tom Joyner - The Tom Joyner Foundation was founded in 1998 and has helped raise more than $65 million in funds, impacting more than 29,000 students attending historically Black colleges and universities. In October, the syndicated radio personality and his organization spotlighted Alabama State University as the School of the Month.(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Magic Johnson - The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 1991, works to fight HIV/AIDS through grant making, supporting community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse urban communities. To date, they have provided free HIV/AIDS testing to more than 41,000 Americans, granted over $10 million to grassroots HIV organizations, awarded over $3.2 million in scholarships and hosted over 45,000 youth.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

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Magic Johnson - The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 1991, works to fight HIV/AIDS through grant making, supporting community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse urban communities. To date, they have provided free HIV/AIDS testing to more than 41,000 Americans, granted over $10 million to grassroots HIV organizations, awarded over $3.2 million in scholarships and hosted over 45,000 youth.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

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Russell Simmons - Through his Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and theHip Hop Summit Action Network, hip hop and media mogulRussell Simmons has directed millions of dollars to serving urban youth. Specifically, his Arts Foundation, established in 1995, serves 3,000 youth annually and the HHSAN, founded in 2001, has produced over 70 summits in the U.S., Canada and South Africa including such programs as Rock the Vote.(Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Art For Life Gala)

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Russell Simmons - Through his Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and theHip Hop Summit Action Network, hip hop and media mogulRussell Simmons has directed millions of dollars to serving urban youth. Specifically, his Arts Foundation, established in 1995, serves 3,000 youth annually and the HHSAN, founded in 2001, has produced over 70 summits in the U.S., Canada and South Africa including such programs as Rock the Vote.(Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Art For Life Gala)

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Tyler Perry - Tyler Perry, one of the highest paid men in entertainment, quietly performs good deeds through his Tyler Perry Foundation. He also occasionally makes headlines for random acts of charity, like in 2009 when he donated $1 million to the NAACP, the largest gift from an artist or entertainer to the civil rights organization, in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. That same year he sponsored a trip to Walt Disney World for 65 youth from a Philadelphia camp after he learned they were shunned from a suburban swim club.(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Denzel Washington - The hot Hollywood actor and Oscar winner wins his third Best Actor BET Award without breaking a sweat. (Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Denzel Washington - After filming The Great Debaters, a true story set in the 1930s about an African-American debate team from Wiley College, the Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington donated $1 million to the historically Black college to re-establish its debate team. He's also donated $1 million to the Children's Fund of South Africa and has served as a national spokesperson of the Boys & Girls Club of America since 1993. In 1995, he joined the organization's board.(Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Usher - R&B superstar Usher founded the New Look Foundation to provide young people with career development, service opportunities, mentorship, and grants for youth-led service projects. This year, the organization celebrated 15 years of good work, and 21,000 youths impacted, with a luncheon that raised an additional $1 million in funds.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

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Usher - R&B superstar Usher founded the New Look Foundation to provide young people with career development, service opportunities, mentorship, and grants for youth-led service projects. This year, the organization celebrated 15 years of good work, and 21,000 youths impacted, with a luncheon that raised an additional $1 million in funds.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

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Alonzo Mourning - In 1997, retired NBA champ and seven-time all-star Alonzo Mourning and his wife, Tracy, founded the Mourning Family Foundation, which has raised over $10 million for programs that support the development of children, particularly those living in socioeconomically challenged communities. In December, the Mournings will host a three-day weekend known as Zo's Family Health & Wellness Groove including youth basketball and football clinics and a 5K walk.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Rodney Peete - Alongside his wife, actress Holly Robinson-Peete, retired NFL player Rodney Peete spends his days with his family and running the HollyRod Foundation. Inspired by their son, who was diagnosed with autism, and Holly's father, who passed from a battle with Parkinson's disease, the non-profit organization is aimed to improve the quality of life of people plagued with devastating circumstances. In an effort to help others living with autism, Holly and Rodney recently released the books Not My Boy and My Brother Charlie.(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Rodney Peete - Alongside his wife, actress Holly Robinson-Peete, retired NFL player Rodney Peete spends his days with his family and running the HollyRod Foundation. Inspired by their son, who was diagnosed with autism, and Holly's father, who passed from a battle with Parkinson's disease, the non-profit organization is aimed to improve the quality of life of people plagued with devastating circumstances. In an effort to help others living with autism, Holly and Rodney recently released the books Not My Boy and My Brother Charlie.(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)