Chance The Rapper, Colin Kaepernick, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and Rihanna have landed on DoSomething.org’s 2017 Celebs Gone Good List
This year’s biggest stars used their platforms to rally support for relief in places like Flint, MI., Puerto Rico and Houston and advocate for social change.
DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change, released its tenth annual Celebs Gone Good list.
The annual list recognizes the year’s top celebrities who use their star power for social change.
Among the list is 25-year-old musician Chance the Rapper, who continues to push for improvements in Chicago’s education system.
This year, he launched the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund to support arts in the public school system.
Before that, he co-founded SocialWorks, a charity foundation devoted to empowering the youth that has raised over $2 million for Chicago Public Schools.
Additionally, this 3-time Grammy winner was presented the 2017 BET Humanitarian Award by Michelle Obama.
Colin Kaepernick, a former 49ers quarterback, started protesting during the national anthem last year.
His actions sparked a movement among other NFL players and extended to other sports leagues this season.
In 2017 he continued that fight off the field by pledging to donate $1 million to various charitable organizations, including Meals on Wheels and 100 Suits.
These contributions led to him being honored by Sports Illustrated with the SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
Other stars who made the nominee list include John Legend who created #FREEAMERICA, a campaign that fights for criminal justice reform and calls for the end of mass incarceration.
Athlete JJ Watt helped raise over $37 millionto help those recovering from Hurricane Harvey through his Houston fundraiser.
Beyoncé, who topped last year’s list, announced her Formation Scholars program which is geared towards encouraging and supporting young and creative women.
Check out the 2017 “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good” list.
Chance the Rapper
Lin Manuel Miranda
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen