Kanye Omari West

American Rapper Kanye Omari West has made a $2 million (around Ksh.200 million) donation to support the family of George Floyd.

The donation includes funding for legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities.

West’s representative said he established a 529 education plan to fully cover college tuition fees for Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd.

Kanye West’s donation comes as demonstrations against Floyd, Arbery and Taylor’s deaths have taken place around the world. Many voices in entertainment are calling for an end to systematic racism, police brutality and action from political leadership.

Kanye Omari West

Three of the Minneapolis Police officers arrested in Floyd’s death make their first court appearance Thursday afternoon, as the Floyd family holds the first of several planned memorial services.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who pinned Floyd to the ground by his neck for nearly 9 minutes, was arrested last week and charged with third-degree murder, second degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. On Wednesday, prosecutors charged him with a more serious count of second-degree murder.

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