Erykah Badu Is Donating Proceeds From Her Detroit Show To Help Test Abandoned Rape Kits
On August 12th, Erykah Badu will descend upon Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheater and bring all of the feels with her. But this won’t be just another day in the park with Miss Sara Bellum. According to Detroit Free Press, the soul star will donate 5% of each ticket to the African American 490 Challenge; a Motor City initiative that strives to test the thousands of abandoned rape kits that were discovered in a Detroit Police Department storage unit, each of which represents an unspeakable crime.
The initiative is partnered with Enough SAID, a collaborative commission between Michigan Women’s Foundation, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Crime Commission, seeking to test the thousand or so remaining kits and begin the investigations into who committed those crimes. We’re happy to know that Erykah Badu will be doing her part. If you’d like to make a contribution to AA490, hit the link below. For tickets to the Detroit performance, head over to Ticketmaster now.
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Aug 03 @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 04 @ Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
Aug 06 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Aug 12 @ Chene Park Amphitheater, Detroit, MI
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Sep 10 @ Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA