(AllHipHop News) The hosts of The Breakfast Club held their annual #Change4Change fundraiser on November 21. Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God collected more than $670,000 for HBCU scholarships through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
We raised over $670,000 in 18 hours y’all!! 🍾 HUGE thanks to everyone who donated every amount tonight we would be nowhere without y’all!! Keep them donations coming through Thanksgiving #Change4Change pic.twitter.com/NWyk56clC0
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) November 22, 2019
Philadelphia 76ers partner Michael Rubin was among the many celebrities to donate to #Change4Change. He actually announced his $125,000 contribution during a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club.
Rubin initially pledged $100,000. The Kynetic founder later offered to raise it to $125K if Envy and Charlamagne agreed to wear a Sixers jersey once a week on the Power 105.1 radio and Revolt television show.
While appearing on the program, Rubin also revealed that he and Philadelphia rapper Robert “Meek Mill” Williams were committed to giving “millions of dollars” to Pennsylvania schools in 2019. The two friends also serve as Co-Chairs of the REFORM Alliance. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to fight to change the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice in America.
Additionally, Rubin and Williams recently met with Maurice Hudson in a Pennsylvania prison. Hudson was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years because he was unable to pay $1,941 in outstanding court costs. According to Rubin, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted Hudson his release this week.
Since they got like 30 abandoned schools in Philly …. can we buy one and build a super school in our own neighborhood! I hang wit a lot of billionaires that really care about education .. “all we need is one school to start! “
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) November 5, 2019
PA Supreme Court just ordered the release of Maurice Hudson, who was sentenced to 18-36 months (by the same judge as Meek) in prison because he couldn’t afford to pay $1,900 in fines even though he hasn’t committed a new crime in 10 years. #SB14 #HB1555 @reform @PhillyInquirer pic.twitter.com/pgX8JqMTDR
— Michael Rubin (@michaelrubin) November 21, 2019