The St. Louis reality star/rapper sends kids to college for free following the one year anniversary of the Mike Brown killing

After a year of backlash from the Black community for what is seen as a lack of support from Black notables and celebrities, Nelly has stepped up to the plate and decided to set a trend in supporting those affected by police violence by sending St. Louis area children to college for free.

The St. Louis native explained in an interview earlier this month with the website HelloBeautiful, “I try to do it through education because that’s the only way we’re going to get it. The only way we’re going to get this is to elevate. We have to get the kids to go out of these communities. Graduate. Get the knowledge. Come back to the community, and then they can run it because they understand the people and understand the severity of the situation.”

“It’s not about the hoo-ha,” he says. “It’s about the silent assassins. It’s the ones that move behind the scenes that get things done. The guy that’s screaming on television, he’s the diversion. I’m not a diversion. I’m going to get it done.”

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)