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    Erykah Badu’s Detroit concert proceeds will help fund rape kit testing

    by · July 13, 2016

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    + Erykah Badu is donating portions of the proceeds from her August 12 show in Detroit to African American 490 Challenge. Named after the $490 cost of testing a rape kit, 490 Challenge is raising funds to test the remainder of Detroit’s 11,000 abandoned rape kits. Kim Trent, president of the organization, lauded Badu as a strong voice for social consciousness.

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