Dallas-based Mothers Against Police Brutality will receive a $10,000 donation from NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as a $25,000 donation from musician Snoop Dogg. The announcement of both gifts were made via Colin Kaepernick’s social media accounts last week.
Kaepernick’s donation to the Dallas-based organization comes as part of his #MillionDollarPledge, a campaign that he began in 2016 to donate $1 million to over 40 organizations working in oppressed communities, as stated on his website.
After the announcement of Kaepernick’s donation, musician Snoop Dogg was inspired to make a donation of his own.
In response to Snoop Dogg’s donation decision, Kaepernick had this to say:
“With such an alarmingly disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic men and women killed by police, it’s obvious why Snoop chose this organization. Thank you, Uncle Snoop for everything that you have done, and have yet to do, in entertainment as well as the community. Much continued success to you my brother. See all the donations thus far on kaepernick7.com and check tomorrow to see who’s joining me to donate!”
ABOUT MOTHERS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY
Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB) is the new voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform.
MAPB formed to unite mothers who have lost their children to police violence. Every year families lose children and other loved ones to police killings. An alarmingly disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic men killed by policemen are unarmed. In virtually every case, officers that kill unarmed Black and Brown men are never charged with a crime.
Find out more on the MAPB website.