Erykah Badu Is Stepping Up To Help Victims Of Sexual Abuse

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A storage unit of 11,341 rape kits has been sitting in a Detroit lab untested for over five years. The African-American 490 Challenge is seeking to raise money for the process of these crucial kits so victims can one day get justice. The reason the kits have not been tested in labs is because each rape kit costs $490 to process.

Songstress and soul sister Erykah Badu has stepped in to assist with the effort by having a portion of the proceeds from her August 12 concert go to the campaign, according to CNN.

“Everyone knows that Erykah Badu is a major, major talent in the music and song-writing industry. For her to lend her name, talent and time to this work is nothing short of a miracle,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy. “Justice for these forgotten sexual assault victims has been given a phenomenal assist.”

Given Erykah’s support and love of women, it comes as no surprise that she would use her platform for such powerful purpose.

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