Mary J. Blige foundation pays college student's overdue bills

Yonkers native Mary J. Blige is part of Yonkers native Mary J. Blige is part of the Artist Development team in the new reality TV show, "Opening Act," premiering July 9 on E!. Photo Credit: Handout

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The charitable foundation started by Yonkers native Mary J. Blige paid the overdue college bills for a scholarship student, according to a report.

The New York Post reported the nonprofit has made an electronic payment of $2,459 for Gennevive Sarfoah's student debt at SUNY Canton.

The organization, a women empowerment foundation, has also been accused of not repaying a $250,000 TD Bank loan, of not filing tax returns for 2010, and has been hit with two lawsuits by musicians who say they weren't paid for benefit performances.
 

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