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Meek Mill Awarded With Social Justice Award By NYU McSilver Institute

Meek Mill was presented with a social justice award by NYU’s McSilver Institute earlier this week. NYU was honoring “Vanguards for Social Justice who are prominent in their fields.”

Meek Mill On June 10, 2019, At The NYU McSilver Institute

In November 2017, Meek was arrested for a parole violation issued by Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley. Later that month, Brinkly was put under investigation by the FBI for being biased against the Philly rapper. In an article written by Rolling Stone Magazine, they said, “Brinkley had shown bias by asking the rapper to leave Roc Nation and return to working with Charlie Mack.”

“I had a responsibility to use my voice to speak up for the voiceless and fight for criminal justice reform.”

During his acceptance speech, Meek talked about the communities support while being incarcerated. The hip-hop community went in an uproar for the unjustified imprisonment of Meek. Furthermore, DJ Khaled alongside The Carters and Future even recorded a hit single showing their support for Meek.

Instead of letting his incarceration hold him down he got & did something about it. The rapper began to fight for social injustice becoming the co-chair of the REFORM Alliance. Aside from his personal relationships, Meek partnered with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, & raised over $50 Million which will be used to fight for unfair imprisonment for those who are “Trapped In The System”. 

Written By Malaja Dior (@iammalajadior)

#LKBConnected #LKBApproved


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