British rapper Stormzy pledges £10 mn to black causes over the following decade: 'We've to combat in opposition to the chances'- Entertainment News, Sourced

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British rapper Stormzy mentioned on Thursday he’ll donate 10 million kilos over the course of a decade to causes that empower black individuals.

“The uncomfortable fact that our nation constantly fails to recognise and admit, is that black individuals within the UK have been at a relentless drawback in each side of life – merely because of the color of our pores and skin,” he mentioned in an announcement.

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Stormzy, who made historical past final 12 months by changing into the primary British rapper to headline Glastonbury, mentioned he had heard individuals dismiss racism in Britain by citing his personal success.

Stormzy. Image from Twitter

“I’m not the UK’s shining instance of what supposedly occurs when a black particular person works arduous. There are tens of millions of us. We usually are not far and few,” he mentioned.

“We need to combat in opposition to the chances of a racist system stacked in opposition to us and designed for us to fail from earlier than we’re even born.”

In 2018, Stormzy introduced he would fund two black British college students to go to the University of Cambridge and subsequently funded two extra.

Anti-racism protests, impressed by the Black Lives Matter motion that began within the United States following the dying of George Floyd, have triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial previous.

Statues glorifying slave merchants and colonialists have been torn down in current days and one other Black Lives Matter march is scheduled to happen in London on Friday.

Updated Date: Jun 12, 2020 11:29:07 IST


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