Capital Cause Kicks-Off Round 2 of Justice4

In light of the recent death of Eric Garner, African-American millennials in Washington, DC decided to launch second round of #Justice4 fundraising in order to fund social justice organizations.  Building upon the success of the last circle where 17 Capital Cause young philanthropists raise $3500 to change the lives of 364 citizens, a second group of young philanthropists are working to raise $2,000 to fund initiatives supporting Black men and boys. Leading the #Justice4 circle in New York City is Ms. Britney Whaley.  She has begun to recruit young philanthropists to fund her initiative....

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Washington Informer Features BlackOutDC

Toward the end of his life, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. espoused the idea of economic independence among people of color, many of whom suffered from unjust labor practices that made their earning potential significantly less than that of their white counterparts. Earlier this week, members of local philanthropic organization Capital Cause put King’s ideas into action during a “Black Out” that took place during the annual holiday commemorating the late civil rights leader’s birth. Under the local philanthropic organization’s guidance, millennials from across the D.C. metropolitan area did...

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Black Out DC: Capital Cause Supports Black Business

On MLK Day, January 21, 2015, over 50 young philanthropists and young professional engineers gathered at Sankofa Cafe a Black-owned business – to package 100 “Buy Black” stickers for delivery to African-American owned businesses in the Washington, DC area. Young philanthropists wrote letters to Black-owned businesses, and enclose a sticker for them to post on their businesses.  These stickers were developed with the intention of informing consumers that the business was owned by an African-American. “Capital Cause was intentional about this project.  African-Americans...

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Capital Cause Hosts: #Justice4Soiree w/Benjamin Crump

During Congressional Black Caucus Week, Capital Cause hosted a soiree to celebrate the #JUSTICE4DC Giving Circle’s success in raising $3,569 from 135 donors in 21 days to benefit 364 lives by funding four organizations doing work to advocate for equal justice end racial profiling, and protect others against police brutality. Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, was invited and attended a special guest. Grassroots movements are not free, the leaders doing good work on the ground to protect Black lives and advocate for justice do so for good and not profit. ...

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Finalists Announced: #JUSTICE4FUND Grantees

Capital Cause announced its first round of #JUSTICE4FUND grantees.  The #JUSTICE4FUND was created by 18 millennial young philanthropists to fund millennial-led social justice organizations implementing innovative solutions to address: racial profiling, police brutality, civil rights, social justice and economic opportunity! Founded in response to the killings of unarmed African-Americans, the #JUSTICE4FUND will fund programs that protect and enhance African-American lives. One-hundred thirty-four (134) donors contributed to the #JUSTICE4FUND.  The #JUSTICE4FUND Giving Circle voted to fund...

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