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George Floyd Memorial: Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Tyrese Call For Change

It was announced at the event that a George Floyd scholarship fund had been set up.
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The memorial for that took place yesterday was a touching moment for all and some of the celebrities who were present advocated for change.

Kevin Hart and Ludacris at the memorial
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In attendance were Kevin Hart, , Ludacris, Gibson, amongst others. They all got shoutouts for their support as they mourned the late Floyd.

While speaking with ET’s Kevin Frazier at the event on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Hart said his presence at the memorial was about “standing with the family.”

He shared:

[It’s] just literally letting them know that they’re not alone,” he shared. “We now have a job to do, which is elevate our voices, use our platforms, and really push the initiative for change. So for me, it was a no-brainer just to come. More importantly, when you just look at what’s going on globally, you look at the many different voices that are now being used and people are lying to themselves.”

You make it a point to be a part of a mission that’s for good, and I think that right now it’s not only time for change, but I think that it’s happening. There’s a positive in every negative, and I think there’s gonna be an amazing positive coming out of this.”

The actor and comedian sent his condolences to Floyd’s family and other families whose lives have been lost in “senseless” ways.

I think it’s our time, it’s our service to simply uplift, and that’s what we’re gonna do”, he declared.

Memorial

At the memorial service, Dr. Scott Hagen, president of North Central University, announced that a scholarship fund in George Floyd’s name had been established.

Rapper and actor Ludacris stated that he hoped colleges and universities across the nation would follow suit, saying: “All universities need to start a George Floyd scholarship for black students. That’s exactly what needs to happen.

Memorial

Memorial

Meanwhile, Tyrese said:

Unfortunately, as a black man, we have been in these rooms way too many times. God has given us all a platform, a stage, an influence… this pain is going to turn into a lot of benefits for a lot of people,” he expressed. “I thank God I am here. I just want to send my most sincere prayers. I just hope the family will invite Lord Jesus Christ because only he can give them a level of security and stand with them. This all hurts.”

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