According to various reports, Kanye West has donated $2 million to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, as well as set up a college fund for Floyd’s daughter Gianna.
TMZ also reports West made a completely separate donation to help cover the legal costs for Arbery and Taylor’s families too!
In front of a golden casket and flower bouquets, and against a backdrop of artwork depicting him saying, “I can breathe now,” Floyd’s brother Philonise shared memories of growing up together, eating banana mayonnaise sandwiches and sleeping in the same bed as kids.
“All these people came to see my brother,” Philonise Floyd said. “And that’s amazing to me that he touched so many people’s hearts. Because he’s been touching our hearts.”
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian West is bringing light to yet another injustice and has asked her followers to sing a petition in hopes of getting Willie Simmons released from prison. Willie Simmons is a black man who has been incarcerated for 38 years for a $9 robbery.
The petition site, Change.org,states that Willie Simmons is an Army veteran that was prosecuted under Alabama’s habitual offender law, in 1982. He was convicted of 1st-degree robbery and sentenced to life without parole for stealing $9. Prior to his conviction, Simmons had reportedly been arrested three times, one for grand larceny, and the other two from receiving stolen property.
Simmons had allegedly become addicted to drugs, while he was overseas. Now, Kardashian is using her platform to help get Willie Simmons released from prison after spending 38 years behind bars for his crime. You can sign the petition here.