Colin Kaepernick is encouraging his fellow stars to give back just like he’s been for the past year, with Snoop Dogg and Serena Williams recently putting up their own money in support of Kaepernick’s million-dollar charity pledged.
The Long Beach rapper has donated $25,000 to Mothers Against Police Brutality, according to The Jasmine Brand. Not only did he match the football star’s $10,000 pledge, but made an additional donation of $15,000, bring their combined donation to $35,000.
Uncle @snoopdogg just called me and said he wants to donate more to my #MillionDollarPledge! Wow! Not only did he match my #10for10 he loves the work that Mothers Against Police Brutality is doing so much that he is donating another $15,000! Now, MAPB will receive a $35,000 donation! Thank you, Snoop for recognizing the good work this organization is doing in the community to be a voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. See where they’re going to use the donation on Kaepernick7.com
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Meanwhile, Serena Williams asked Kaepernick to donate money to a Los Angeles-based organization Imagine LA, which helps homeless families. The tennis champ is matching his donation of $10,000 to the group.
To date, Kaepernick has donated $900,000 to more than 30 organizations based in impoverished communities.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.