Join Us in Supporting the Rodney King Scholarship on Today’s Anniversary of the LA Riots

April 29, 2019
374 Views

Today marks the 27th anniversary of The Los Angeles Riots, which were sparked by the beating of Rodney King. A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Rodney King’s daughter, Lora King. She is launching a scholarship to celebrate African American fathers who are active in their children’s lives. 

Starting today, any African American father can go to RodneyKing.org and apply to receive the scholarship. The scholarship will pay for the recipients to spend a day doing something fun with their kids!

Lora was only 7 years old when her father was beaten nearly to death by the police. Despite everything that happened to Rodney King, he was an incredible father to Lora and her siblings. This scholarship is Lora’s way of shining a light on African American fathers and holding them up as an example. 

The LA Times is breaking this news today as well, in addition to multiple prominent publications. I’m so excited to be able to share this with you.

If you’d like to get involved in supporting this important scholarship and positive message, send an email to my friend Joshua Jordison. He is Lora’s manager and close friend who is helping to bring this all together. You can reach him directly at:  joshuaLjordison@gmail.com.

Some of the ways you can get involved include:

Posting on social media about the scholarship.Donating directly to the scholarship at RodneyKing.orgHelping to connect Lora and her manager to potential strategic brand partners, celebrities or influencers who can support the scholarship. Whatever you think you’re amazing at and would like to do to help.

Thank you in advance for you support!

You may be interested

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter Present: ‘Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America’ 
Entertainment
261 views
Entertainment
261 views

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter Present: ‘Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America’ 

Editorial Dept - October 14, 2019

From Executive Producers Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee, Alex Gibney and directors Erik Parker and One9, HipHop: The Songs That Shook America, premiered last night, October…

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Award-Winning Actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo For An OWN Primetime Special
Entertainment
259 views
Entertainment
259 views

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Award-Winning Actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo For An OWN Primetime Special

Editorial Dept - October 14, 2019

Oprah Winfrey sits down one-on-one with the award-winning actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Cynthia Erivo, who discuss their fast rise to fame and how their…

Watch YBN Cordae’s new video “Broke As F*ck” + Stream The Lost Boy Album Here!
Entertainment
263 views
Entertainment
263 views

Watch YBN Cordae’s new video “Broke As F*ck” + Stream The Lost Boy Album Here!

Editorial Dept - October 14, 2019

Today, YBN Cordae shares a new video from his  his critically-acclaimed debut project, The Lost Boy. The playful video for "RNP" featuring Anderson…


    %d bloggers like this: