In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police officer Derek Chauvin, many Hollywood stars, — including John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and Halsey — have been using their money and influence to bail the violent protesters out of jail.

However, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West has donated $2 million to pay for Floyd’s 6 year old daughter’s education. A representative of West says he has established a 529 education plan to completely fund Gianna Floyd’s college.

West’s donation doesn’t just benefit the Floyd family. The money was also directed into black owned businesses in Chicago, West’s hometown and completely covers the legal fees for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, the man who was hunted down and killed while jogging, and Breonna Taylor, the woman who was shot at least 8 times after police entered her home with a “no-knock warrant.”

West, who attended a peaceful protest shortly before pledging to donate, has always been outspoken on racial injustice in the United States. After Katrina, he famously said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” on live TV, which made him a political darling of the Left.  He has since changed his political tune and — as an avid supporter of President Donald Trump – has raised the ire of critics.

In typical Kanye fashion, he just keeps doing his thing.  I love that the “Jesus is King” rapper is using his influence and money to make a lasting impact in the lives of people he doesn’t even know.

You know what else is truly inspiring?  West hasn’t been the only person to generously donate to the Floyd family.

When George’s brother, Philonise Floyd created a GoFundMe with the goal of 1.5 million dollars to cover the costs of George’s funeral, as well as counseling and travel for his family, people responded in record numbers The GoFundMe has reached over 13.4 million dollars, making it have the most donations in the platform’s history.

Even in our darkest days, Americans show up for each other over and over.  I commend Kanye and everyone else who is digging deep into their pockets and trying to do what they can to help. In their charity, they’re living out Philippians 2:4.

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,” the Scripture reads, “but also for the interests of others.”  

Hat Tip: Campus Reform, People, Insider

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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