Issa Rae Raises Over $500,000 For Alton Sterling's Family

July 7, 2016

Many celebrities have responded to the shooting death of Alton Sterling with calls to action and condolences, but actor and director Issa Rae of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" decided to start a fundraiser for Sterling's family.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sterling died after an altercation with police on Wednesday at a convenience store. His death sparked protests across the country.

 

Rae says all proceeds from the GoFundMe campaign will go to a scholarship fund for Sterling's children.

The donations exceeded the original goal of $200,000 by hundreds of thousands of dollars within a day.