17-year-old activist raises $160,000 to help black firms affected by BLM protests

17-year-old activist raises $160,000 to help black firms affected by BLM protests

- A 17-year-old black activist from Atlanta by name C.J Pearson has raised as much as $160,000 to help black business that BLM protests badly affected

- CJ was able to gather the huge funds with the help of the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

- Many firms including a local fashion boutique called the Wilbourn Sisters Designs have already benefited immensely from funds raised by CJ's initiative

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C.J Pearson, a 17-year-old black political activist who hails from Atlanta has been able to raise a whopping $160,000 to support businesses owned by blacks that BLM protests affected.

A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Blackbusiness.com indicates that C.J Pearson was able to gather the huge funds with the help of the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs.

It is also categorically stated that the 17-year-old activist was able to gather the $160,000 in just one week to help stores rebuild.

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Meet CJ Pearson

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The young passionate black teenager started a movement known as Last Hope USA which, according to Pearson, is to create the awareness that 'Black Lives Matter' by supporting Black-owned businesses.

When many black businesses were torn down due to the BLM protests that were ongoing, it became crucial for Pearson's movement to do something and help bring the firms back on their feet.

Reports have it that Wilbourn Sisters Designs, a local fashion boutique, was one of the significantly damaged stores during the protests after George Floyd's death, and they received $10,000 from Last Hope USA which was enough to get them back to business.

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In another powerful report, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as vice-chancellor, which makes her the first lady to occupy the position in the history of the university.

The campus-based radio station, Focusnewsroom.com reports that the female professor served as pro-vice-chancellor of the university until her recent appointment.

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has been duly appointed as the incumbent vice-chancellor Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso's tenure has expired.

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