(AllHipHop News) Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp has been promoting education, self-empowerment, and mass-mobilization to young people of color since its launch in 2016. The ex-NFL player is now using his organization to raise funds for coronavirus efforts.
On Thursday, Kaepernick revealed that he donated $100,000 to the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund. He also called on others to contribute money for Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
I’m donating $100,000 to the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund. Join us in our mission to help address the disproportionate affect the pandemic is having on our communities🖤✊🏾Use the hashtag #WeGotUs & tag @yourrightscamp after you donate so they can show you some love pic.twitter.com/yzcTlvw7mR
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 16, 2020
Structural racism makes Black & Brown ppl more likely to die from #COVID19. @kaepernick7 launched the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to directly impact the disproportionate effect #coronavirus is having on our communities. #WeGotUs 🖤✊🏾 Donate: https://t.co/drZYeE3a3O pic.twitter.com/vZwsu38nro
— Know Your Rights Camp (@yourrightscamp) April 16, 2020
The Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund has committed to:
- Provide emergency assistance in areas such as food, shelter, and basic needs.
- Provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to our communities of color.
- Support our essential workers.
- Support incarcerated populations.
- Educate our communities on best practices during COVID-19, as well as share knowledge on past, present and future preventative measures.
Previously, Kaepernick raised over $1 million through his #10for10 and #MillionDollarPledge campaign. Celebrities such as Usher, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Jhené Aiko, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Nick Cannon, T.I., and Joey Bada$$ committed at least $10,000 to the fundraiser.
Kaepernick matched each #10for10 donation with a personal contribution of $10,000. The total endowment was dispursed to various nonprofits such as Mother’s Against Police Brutality, Communities United for Police Reform, and The Dreamville Foundation.
In 2017, Colin Kaepernick was the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in recognition for his fight against police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. Global superstar Beyoncé Knowles presented the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback with the honor.
I am happy to announce I have completed my #MillionDollarPledge. For the final #10for10 joining me is my brother @usher! He is donating $10k to match my $10k for $20k for H.O.M.E from Lithonia, GA. Head to https://t.co/aK6dK9NZZA for a complete list of my Million Dollar Pledge! pic.twitter.com/WiSAJePPcB
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 31, 2018
Thank you very much to Sports Illustrated for the honor of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. I am humbled and honored to share this with the people.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 6, 2017