The Twilight Awards Fri, Sep 15, 2017
If you've already subscribed to the Good Newsletter that I mentioned in my Loop a few weeks ago, then you might have already seen this story in last week's Good email. (If you haven't yet subscribed, why are you waiting to get goodness in your inbox every Tuesday??) But if not, I think it's worth sharing.
Chance The Rapper has been my favorite new artist since Coloring Book came out last May. He's since cemented himself on my "favorite artists" list because of his humanitarian work - specifically in his hometown of Chicago.
Chance just announced a new way to honor America's most important workers with a new awards show, The Twilight Awards, specifically for the teachers, parents, principals and students who convey leadership in Chicago-area schools. The annual event will have all the celebrity clout of a Grammy's show, but with the added humanitarian aspect of acknowledging the heroes of our school systems who never get the praise they deserve.
In addition to announcing the new Twilight Awards, Chance also donated another round of $1 Million to Chicago-area public schools via his SocialWorks organization and talked about the expansion of his New Chance Fund, which supports arts and literature education.
People who use their platform, their success, and their influence to turn around and improve the lives of others are my absolute favorite types of people. It doesn't hurt that he can put together some sweet rhymes and dope beats, either 🤘✌️