Chance The Rapper Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire Chance The Rapper, whose legal name is Chancelor Bennett, did something extraordinary yesterday (Monday March 6, 2017.) The 23-year old rapper donated $1 million dollars to the Chicago Public School System (CPS), in direct response to Illinois governor's "inaction" to provide funding to deal with the deficit. Chance also pledged for every $100,000 he raises through his non-profit organization, SocialWorks, he'd donate an additional $10,000 to different public schools throughout the city.
FYI last year in December, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan to allot $215 million to Chicago's financially strapped Public Schools. According to the news Chance had a meeting with the governor to try and convince him to allow the money to go through, but it didn't go so well. Monday during his press conference Chance said that Republican governor's answers for why he was blocking the badly needed funding were “vague,” adding “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions.” Below is a look at the entire press conference:
So looks like the rapper is taking matters into his own hands, by giving his own money to help the struggling public schools in his city. Which is simply amazing! Chance The Rapper is making a HUGE impact on his city, fans and the former First Lady Michelle Obama. Last night Mrs. Obama took to her twitter page and thank him for stepping up to the plate and being so generous. She tweeted, “Thank you @ChanceTheRapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much.” She added, “You are an example of the power of arts education.”
Chance you are truly a class act! In other news DJ Khaled is taking his partying to the next level, by gathering a few of his famous friends to join him on the first annual Summerfest Cruise 2017.
So if your looking for a lil something to do this summer, book your cabin today. Join Khaled, Lil Wayne, Future, The Migos and A$Ap Rocky on a trip to the Bahamas. The Summerfest Cruise 2017 will set sail out of Miami on June 30 to July 3, aboard the Norwegian Sky. Cabins start at $721 per person and work their way up to about $1,200 per person. For 4 days-3 nights Khaled's cruise will stop to Nassau, Bahamas and Grand Stirrup Cay before returning to Miami. For more details click here.
This is gonna be the BEST cruise of the summer!