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Teen Raises $160K for Destroyed Black-Owned Businesses

"His motivation was to not just talk about how black lives matter, but to do something to prove it."

Culture Beat · Jun. 30, 2020

“CJ Pearson, the 17-year-old president of Last Hope USA, has leveraged his popular online presence to raise more than $160,000 to help black-owned businesses destroyed or damaged during the recent rioting in Atlanta. Pearson, whose organization is oriented around improving Americans’ civic education, worked with the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs to help identify black businesses to assist. Pearson presented a $10,000 check to the owners of Wilbourn Sisters Designs this week.”

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