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Profiles

WORLD AIDS DAY AND AN AIDS FREE GENERATION OF BABIES

In this guest blog entry, Malaak-Compton Rock writes about how parents can ensure babies are born HIV-free in five years.
Parents - December 1, 2010

CREATING AN AIDS-FREE GENERATION - FROM BROOKLYN TO SOUTH AFRICA AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN
Through my work with Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a service program for at-risk youth from Brooklyn, New York, I’ve seen firsthand the tragic toll that AIDS has on families and communities both in Africa and here at home.
One.org - November 30, 2010

SOLD INTO SLAVERY
An estimated 7,000 children in Ghana are beaten every day and forced to work under horrific conditions. Essence follows children's rights advocate Malaak Compton-Rock and several American teens on a rescue mission.
Essence - August 2010

SALVE REGINA AWARDS 683 DEGREES AT 60TH COMMENCEMENT
Malaak Compton-Rock was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters and gave the address as Salve Regina University celebrated its 60th commencement.
Salve Regina University - May 2010

BEING AN ANGEL
Want to be a great volunteer? Malaak Compton-Rock, the founder of the Angelrock project, tells you how.
Town & Country Magazine - June 2010

AUTHOR INSPIRES
Malaak Compton-Rock author of "If it Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100-Plus Ways You Can Too," greeted her fans and signed copies of her book at Books & Greetings in Northvale on April 20.
Northern Valley Press - April 26, 2010

SALVE GRADS TOLD 'SERVICE COMES IN MANY FORMS'
Philanthropist and author Malaak Compton-Rock addresses the graduating class at Salve Regina University in Newport. She told them "the world needs your boldness, your vision and your dedication," and urged them to commit to serving others.
The Providence Journal - May 17, 2010

7th ANNUAL AUTHORS IN KIND LUNCHEON
Several of the nation’s most renowned authors, along with notable New Yorkers, gathered for the 7th Annual Authors in Kind Luncheon at the Villard Ballroom at the Palace Hotel in New York City to help support the work of God’s Love We Deliver.
New York Social Diary - April 29, 2010

VIP SURVEY: MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK
Q&A with Malaak Compton-Rock for a web blog.
We Are Not Making This Up - April 5, 2010

READER Q&A WITH MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK
Enrich your life this Spring! Get involved in charity, start volunteering, or donate toward your favorite cause. Not sure how to get started? Submit questions to author and humanitarian Malaak Compton-Rock. Her new book, If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too is now in stores.
Books for Better Living - April 2010

A Journey for Change
Five New York City schoolkids discover that they can help put an end to child slavery in the African nation of Ghana.
Time For Kids - Spring 2010

THE POWER OF ONE
Brooke Griffin had an ambitious goal: She wanted to raise thousands of dollars for a local homeless shelter. Inspired by philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock's new book, If It Takes a Village, Build One, Brooke asked her aunt and a friend to help.
Redbook - April 2010

TO SERVE, WITH LOVE
Susan Fales-Hill interviews activist Malaak Compton-Rock about her new book and how we can all step up and help others.
Essence - April 2010

BREAKING THE SILENCE, OUR BLACK MEN & RAISING STRONG LITTLE GIRLS
Malaak Compton Rock Talks with the Mocha Manual Blog about domestic violence in our community.
The Mocha Manual Blog - December 7, 2009

PEACE, LOVE, AND CHARITY
More than 40 percent of New Jersey residents donate to charity, making us the second most active givers in the nation. What better way, then, to wrap up the year than with a salute to some Garden State luminaries who've used the limelight for the greater good.
New Jersey Life Magazine - November 2009

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK, SEALED WITH A CURE, FIGHT TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER
Recently Compton-Rock, a founding member of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Purple Lab cosmetics teamed up to create Sealed With a Cure, a soft pink gloss jam packed with natural mood-boosting ingredients like vanilla, peptides and echinacea.
Tampabay.com - October 20, 2009

MY WHOLE LIFE WILL BE DIFFERENT
Thirty students from the Bushwick Community Center embark on a journey to change the lives they live and the world they live in.
Salvation Army Annual Report

EDUCATION: CHRIS ROCK
As a kid growing up in a tough working-class area of Brooklyn, Chris Rock hung out at the Bushwick Salvation Army Community Center.
Variety - August 10, 2009

A LESSON IN GIVING ESSENCE TRAVELS TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH MALAAK COMPTON- ROCK AND 30 INNER-CITY YOUTH ON A MISSION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
"Don't underestimate the power of touching one life," Compton-Rock tells the group during the assembly. "It's your obligation to share your blessings with others."
Essence - August, 2009

MALAAK ROCK'S YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM FEATURED ON CNN SPECIAL
Malaak Compton Rock's (wife of comedian Chris Rock) philanthropic efforts have been garnering much attention as of late.
Newark Examiner - July 25, 2009

CHRIS ROCK'S WIFE, MALAAK, TAKES BUSHWICK TEENS UNDER HER WING
She's married to one of the biggest names in comedy and hangs with Hollywood hot shots. But to the kids at a Brooklyn community center, she's just Malaak.
Daily News - June 28, 2009

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK PHOTOS CAPTIVATE THE WEB
People are interested in getting a look at Malaak Compton-Rock for all the right reasons - which is to say, Malaak Compton-Rock is a philanthropist in the truest sense of the word - she talks the talk and walks the walk.
Associated Content - June 3, 2009

BROOKLYN KIDS LEND A HAND IN SOUTH AFRICA
CNN's 'Black in America: The Sequel' has taken the time to cover the efforts of "Journey for Change," a volunteer initiative spearheaded by Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of comedian Chris Rock...
The Root - June 3, 2009

BROOKLYN KIDS GIVE BACK IN SOUTH AFRICA
CNN's Soledad O'Brien traveled last August with 30 Brooklyn schoolchildren on a volunteer mission to serve the impoverished and orphans in South Africa.
CNN - June 3, 2009

MALAAK COMPTON ROCK INSPIRES SERVICE; MAKES ME WONDER
Malaak's mom mantra is simple and borrowed from Marian Wright Edelman: service is the rent we pay for living. This is what she teaches her kids.
Mocha Manual - May 19, 2009

IT'S AN HONOR
The ceremony also included the conferment of honorary doctorates to several luminaries, including Malaak Compton-Rock, the Alpine resident, philanthropist and wife of comedian Chris Rock...
The Daily Record - May 19, 2009

COMEDIAN'S WIFE GETS SPOTLIGHT FOR HEALTH CARE WORK
Malaak Compton-Rock is as giving as her husband is funny. The wife of comedian Chris Rock was honored April 30 with the Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award.
The Atlanta Constitution - May 7, 2009

PARTNER IN THE SPOTLIGHT-JOURNEY FOR CHANGE
Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of comedian Chris Rock, brought a group of 26 students from Brooklyn, NY, to rebuild with the St. Bernard Project April 11-14th.
St. Bernard Project - April 2009

COMEDIAN CHRIS ROCK'S WIFE VISITS NEW ORLEANS ON A MISSION TO SERVE
Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of Chris Rock leads a group of at-risk kids from Brooklyn to New Orleans to rebuild homes.
The Times-Picayune - April 20, 2009

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK PROFILED ON LADIES WHO LAUNCH
It is this powerful combination of celebrity and service that Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of comedian Chris Rock, applies to her professional life, which is dedicated solely to helping those in need.
Ladies Who Launch - March 24, 2009

SEVEN WHO BREAK THE BARRIERS OF BIAS
Profiles of seven outstanding leaders dedicated to improving women's lives: Roxanne Mankin Cason, Malaak Compton-Rock, Nadia Farjood, Paula J. Giddings, Sara Gould, Dusti Garrison Gurule and Nancy Hopkins.
Women's eNews - December 29, 2008

CHRIS ROCK AND CMOM HOST CELEBRATION FOR EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM
New York Amsterdam News - December 18, 2008

ADVOCATES PUT TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER TO THE TEST
When Block-Zenna was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, her community jumped in to help.
Cure Today - December 2008

CNN REPORTS KIDS' 'JOURNEY FOR CHANGE'
Thirty kids from the Brooklyn (Bushwick) Corps neighborhood recently had the adventure of a lifetime, thanks to Malaak Compton–Rock, a long time supporter and friend the Bushwick Corps. Their trip to South Africa was captured by Soledad O’Brien, correspondent for CNN’s “Special Investigations Unit.”
Good News! - October 2008

THE WEEK'S BEST PHOTOS
Comedian Chris Rock watches daughter Zahra, 4, make a gingerbread-cookie book to celebrate the newly revitalized library at The Salvation Army's Bushwick Community Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Jet - November 2008

CHRIS ROCK THE SALVATION ARMY
"Reading allows you to dream through books," Rock's wife, Malaak tells US.
US Weekly - November 2008

NYC FOOD PANTRIES IN PANIC MODE DURING BAD ECONOMY
This is the time of the year when area food banks and soup kitchens typically raise the bulk of their donations, but with the economy the way it is, donations are down while the need is up.
CBS News New York - November 24, 2008

CHRIS AND MALAAK ROCK: A LIBRARY GROWS IN BUSHWICK
Chris and Malaak Rock, Major George Hood of the Salvation Army, representatives from Minneapolis-based retail chain Target and more than 100 children were on hand at the Salvation Army Bushwick Community Center to witness the unveiling of the center’s newly renovated library.
New York Amsterdam News - November 20, 2008

CHRIS AND MALAAK ROCK GIVE BACK IN BROOKLYN
Chris Rock's latest comedy special may have taken him all over the globe, but when it came time for him to support children in need, Rock looked no further than his old Brooklyn roots.
Essence - November 19, 2008

ACTIVIST SHARES MESSAGE WITH KIDS
A day after voters elected the country’s first black president, Marian Wright Edelman told an intimate gathering of 30 at-risk children Wednesday night to absorb one lesson: "Any of us can do or be anything."
NorthJersey.com - November 6, 2008

EVERYONE CAN HELP
Kids from New York City went to South Africa to help the poor. They learned how good it feels to give.
Time For Kids - September 19, 2008

BEHIND THE SCENES: OUT OF BUSHWICK
Thirty kids from Bushwick, Brooklyn, take part in "Journey for Change"...
CNN - August 11, 2008

SOUTH AFRICA: VILLAGER LANDS 2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP COMMISSION
Everyone can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate in life, says Malaak Compton-Rock...
All Africa.com - August 6, 2008

THE MISSING PIECES
Learn how the absence of key markers in cells has doctors looking for new answers for triple negative breast cancer.
The Plain Dealer - June 17, 2008

THE FUND RAISER: MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK
Describes Malaak's fund raising efforts for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, UNICEF and the Salvation Army of Bushwick.
Essence Magazine - May 2008

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK: THE BIG GIVER
"Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of Chris Rock and mother of their two daughters is more than just a stylish Hollywood wife..."
CYH Magazine - Spring, 2008

MORE REALITY
"Oprah's Big Give" judge Malaak Compton-Rock believes everyday people have vindicated the show...
Creators Syndicate - April 19, 2008

ROCK ON: OPRAH'S BIG GIVE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC'S WIFE
Describes how Malaak became involved with "The Big Give" and other philanthropic endeavors.
New York Post - April 13, 2008

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK ON JUDGING OPRAH'S BIG GIVE
Interview with and profile of Malaak.
TV Guide.com - April 11, 2008

SHINING HOPE INTO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
Redbook is proud to partner with the victim-assitance organization Safe Horizon and advocates like Mariska Hargitay for the launch of the Champions for Children campaign.
Redbook - April, 2008

INTRIGUING PEOPLE: MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK
Profile of Malaak and her philanthropic endeavors, "When it comes to charity, she’s A-list"
Bergen Record - March 30, 2008

MALAAK COMPTON-ROCK AN ANGEL FOR AFRICA
Malaak Compton-Rock is a judge on the Big Give and has a heart for giving. This diva is Chris Rock’s wife and they founded Angel Rock, a foundation dedicated to helping those in need.
Jamati.com - March 12, 2008

'OPRAH'S BIG GIVE' COMES TO PARK AVENUE
A group of creative professionals gathered at the Park Avenue home of Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reidand his wife, Erica, to watch the premiere of the new reality television series, "Oprah's Big Give," produced by Oprah Winfrey's production company and the producers of the "The Amazing Race."
NY Sun - March 6, 2008

FIVE STARS TELL HOW AND WHY THEY GIVE BACK
Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton Rock, along with the stars of his CW sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris, hosted a shopping party at Brooklyn's Target and a screening of the show for at-risk children Dec. 8.
USA Today - December 2007

T&C's FASHION & STYLE
Profile of Malaak Compton-Rock
Town & Country - August 2007

HOW DO YOU START OVER WHEN YOU'VE LOST EVERYTHING?
Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast, thousands of families who were forced to flee their homes and leave every remnant of their past behind are still searching for a home, a job, a life. Pained by their struggle and determined to help, actor Chris Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, took action.
Redbook - August 2006

TURNING COMPASSION INTO ACTION
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast with its annihilating force, our nation was stunned by the extent of its destruction. But for Malaak Compton-Rock, its force was less paralyzing than motivating.
Quest - November 2005

NINE STYLE MAKERS
30 Days of Fashion - Malaak Compton-Rock

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Life as the wife of a celebrity could be simply a round of parties and premieres, but for Malaak Compton-Rock (who's married to actor/ comedian Chris Rock) it's about helping less fortunate women achieve their goals.
Shape - October 2003

MOTHERS AND SHAKERS
Malaak Compton-Rock For helping women move from welfare to work
Redbook - October 2002

HRDC EVENT CHAIRS
Malaak Compton-Rock has spent the majority of her career in the Public Relations and Special Event fields, but found her true calling after accepting a position at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund).
Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment

DRESSING , FOR SUCCESS
Malaak Compton-Rock (wife of superstar comedian Chris Rock) proves that she, like any other First Lady, has an agenda. After some years in public relations and event planning and working with the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, Compton-Rock decided to dedicate her life to charity work.
Essence - March 2001

Angel Project of the Month

Target Target Gives $1 Million
to The Salvation Army

Malaak and Chris Rock Announce Gift at the Opening of The Bushwick Salvation Army Community Center's Newly Transformed Library

Angel of the Month

Read about Ken Fredman, web developer and marketing executive in Manhattan.

Angel Interview of the Month

Read about Pam Cope, co-founder of the Touch A Life Foundation, in Dallas, TX.

Angel Organizations of the Month

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
National Organization of the Month

Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
International Organization of the Month

Angel Book of the Month

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson

Angel Website of the Month

FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.

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