Over the past couple of days, many celebrities and public figures have been openly expressing their grief and feelings of helplessness over the death of Alton Sterling.
Writer, comedian, and producer Issa Rae decided to channel her emotions into creating a scholarship fund for Sterling’s family.
“Can we [get] a scholarship fund going 4 #AltonSterling’s son/kids? Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that’s a small step,” Rae tweeted yesterday afternoon.
Rae launched the fund herself while working to get in contact with Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of one of Sterling’s children.
So far the fund has raised over $250,000.