Issa Rae Effort to Assist Family of #AltonSterling Over $340,000

Issa Rae Effort to Assist Family of #AltonSterling Over $340,000

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Yesterday, after video news of the police shooting death of the police shooting death of Alton Sterling hit the internet, actress and writer Issa Rae began a GoFundMe for his family.

That effort has now raised over $360,000 in less than 48 hours.

“If you feel helpless, but want to play a small part in easing the burden of #AltonSterling’s family, consider donating to this scholarship fund for his 15-year-old son (and his other kids). *ALL* funds raised will go to Alton Sterling’s family,” the GoFundMe page reads.

The GoFundMe page can be seen here.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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