“Thank you, Uncle Snoop for everything that you have done, and have yet to do…”
Snoop Dogg may not be known best for his charitable side, but the California rapper has a long history of giving back to the community as a youth football coach, a co-host of the Athletes vs Cancer celebrity flag football game, and a Habitat for Humanity benefactor.
Now, he’s adding to his repertoire in a big way.
On Monday, Snoop Dogg, whose actual name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., announced he was donating $25,000 to the nonprofit Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB), in collaboration with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Complex reports.
His donation was part of Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge,” which aims to raise $1 million for different charities that support oppressed communities.
“It’s no secret that Uncle @snoopdogg has transcended into global mega-stardom and even though he’s busier than ever, our brother still finds time to give back to the Community in so many ways,” Kaepernick wrote on Instagram. “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.”
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQDw4OF0eI/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=8&wp=815&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalcitizen.org&rp=%2Fen%2Fcontent%2Fsnoop-dogg-colin-kaepernick-mothers-police-brutali%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A6568%7DMAPB is a national network of “multi-racial, multi-ethnic” mothers from across the country that wants to be a “new voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force,” according to the organization’s website.
The organization has its work cut out for it.
According to the advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety, black Americans are 13 times more likely than whites to be the victims of gun violence and Hispanics are twice as likely as whites to be hospitalized for gun violence.
Black children are 10 times more likely than whites to be affected by gun violence.
Key to ending this is reducing both poverty and inequality, scientists say.
“You all hear about poverty, but inequality is another measure of economic well-being,” UCLA Luskin’s Mark Kaplan, who authored a report on gun violence in the US, said, “And there is a strong correlation between homicide per million and income inequality.”
Oftentimes, victims of gun violence living in poorer neighborhood don’t have access to health care providers and are more often uninsured, the Guardian reported.
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Alongside Snoop Dogg, Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge” has also received donations from tennis star Serena Williams, actor Jesse Williams, and basketball star Kevin Durant.
According to Complex, Kaepernick himself has already donated $900,000 to 31 charities.
Phineas Rueckert,, globalcitizen.com, “Snoop Dogg Is Giving $25,000 to Mothers Against Police Brutality”, https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/snoop-dogg-colin-kaepernick-mothers-police-brutali/