, star and creator of Issa Rae The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and the upcoming HBO series , has started a scholarship fund for the children of Insecure . Alton Sterling
“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.”
Within hours of starting the fund via GoFundMe, $200,000 was raised.
that Rae reached out to the family’s attorney and will follow-up on Thursday (July 7). Entertainment Weekly reports
Alton 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
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Thousands Protest During #MillionsMarchNYC Against Police Brutality
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1. Thousands march together on their way to the NYPD headquarters.
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2. Thousands gather near the NYPD headquarters.
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3. A protester holds up a sign to stop police brutality.
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4. Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, and Nas help lead the march in NYC.
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5. Protestors march up 5th Avenue.
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6. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before marching uptown.
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7. Protestors lead by holding up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner.
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8. Picketed versions of the victims of police brutality are held up during the march.
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9. The Brooklyn Bridge gets shut down by protestors.
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10. A protestor holds up a focused 'We Demand Justice' sign
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11. Santa Con participants face the interrupting protests happening through the streets.
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12. An artist participates in the protest through creative expression.
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13. Thousands of different ethnicities and ages come together for the protests.
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14. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before the march.
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15. A protestor marches while in chains.
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16. Thousands march up 5th Avenue.
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17. Thousands march up 5th Avenue towards Union Square.
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