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Issa Rae Raises More Than $300K in Less Than 24 Hours to Send Alton Sterling’s Children to College

“Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that’s a small step.”

Awkward Black Girl and Insecure star Issa Rae has started a scholarship fund for the children of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday.

Rae charitable work might be the best thing she’s ever done. After the killing of Alton Sterling by a policeman, Rae did more than just tweet thoughts and prayers. She went on GoFundMe to create a scholarship for Sterling’s children with the goal of raising $200,000. She’s since far surpassed the goal, with more than $390,000 in donations.

https://twitter.com/IssaRae/status/750756020092231680

Rae initially tweeted about starting the scholarship fund on Wednesday, noting that, “Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that’s a small step.”

Later that day, Rae thanked her followers and tweeted that the campaign goal of $200,000 was met in just nine hours, with all the donations going to Sterling’s family.

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Rae charitable work might be the best thing she’s ever done. After the killing of Alton Sterling by a policeman, Rae did more than just tweet thoughts and prayers. She went on GoFundMe to create a scholarship for Sterling’s children. The page quickly blew up, raising $200k in just 9 hours.

But the success didn’t stop there. As of this writing, the page has raised $456k. And the numbers keep going up.

Rae also linked to a separate GoFundMe for Philando Castile, a Minnesota man also killed by police, which has raised $37,000 of its $40,000 goal.

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