(New York TimesKanye West’s charity has closed suddenly and mysteriously, according to an e-mail from Joseph Collins, its former executive director.  The charity was established “to combat the severe dropout problem in schools,” as stated on its website.  The charity’s grant distribution was relatively solid, but when Mr. West’s mother and founder of the charity, Dr. Donda West, died in 2007, it dropped significantly.  Many phone calls and e-mails have gone unanswered, so the official reasoning behind the charity’s closure is still unknown.

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