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With a strong commitment to bring positive change to his hometown of Chicago, Chance the Rapper is known for putting his money where his mouth is. From donating $1 million dollars to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), to raising a total of $2.2 million for 20 CPS, to now acquiring the local Chicago news site "Chicagoist."
The 25-year-old artist and activist announced that he bought the site in one of the four new songs that he released on Wednesday night called "I Might Need Security." The site was purchased from New York Public Radio’s WNYC by Chance's Social Media LLC, "which aims to promote local investigative journalism, diversity, and representation for people of color in media," according to Variety.
"I'm extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment, "Chance said in a statement. WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the -ist brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site. I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content."
Way to go, Chance! Thank you for always using your platform to push the culture forward.