Writer and actress Issa Rae creates a scholarship fund for Alton Sterling’s children. On Tuesday night, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Wednesday, Rae took to Twitter to encourage communities to take action and donate.

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Rae was able to raise over $200,000 within 9 hours. The #AltonSterling Family Scholarship go fund me page has surpassed it’s goal of $200,000 and has raised nearly $500,000. To donate click here.

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