Oprah Donates to Newark Nonprofits

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is donating more than $500,000 to several Newark nonprofits.

The contributions to five Newark nonprofit schools and organizations are among more than a dozen grants from the entertainer's foundation to education and community groups nationwide.

The grants will go to Newark's North Ward Center; St. Benedict's Preparatory School; the drug-rehabilitation center Integrity House; a shelter for women and children called Apostle House and the community organization Newark Now.

It's not the first donation Winfrey has made to the Garden State. In August, she pledged $1 million to an educational scholarship fund for students in the rural New Jersey town of Whitesboro, the hometown of her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham.

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