Issa Rae’s GoFundMe for Alton Sterling’s Children Reaches Over $660,000

Issa Rae (photo via Facebook.com))

Issa Rae (photo via Facebook.com)

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)

According to theurbandaily.com, Issa Rae, star and creator of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and the upcoming HBO series Insecure, in an effort to take positive action after the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana earlier this week, started a scholarship fund for his children.  t not only exceeded its $200,000 goal within hours, it is currently at over three times that amount, at $664,986.

“Can we get a scholarship fund going 4 #AltonSterling’s son/kids?” she tweeted Wednesday (July 6). “Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that’s a small step.”

Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was fatally shot by police outside of a Louisiana convenience store on Tuesday. A graphic video of the altercation shows Sterling being held on the ground before being shot multiple times in the chest and back. The incident has sparked national protest, and a civil rights investigation has been opened by the Justice Department, the New York Times reports.

If you would still like to donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/2d3eze7g

3 thoughts on “Issa Rae’s GoFundMe for Alton Sterling’s Children Reaches Over $660,000

  1. Reblogged this on The Africana Mama and commented:
    The story about Issa Rae raising money for Alton Sterling’s family is extremely inspiring. Ms. Rae’s accomplishment occurred in a short period of time and is a testament to what we can do when we “put our money where our mouths are.” Congratulations to the success of her campaign and I hope to see more of this for the Black race and our communities in the future.

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