On Valentine’s Day, he was in Parkland, FL to help honor the students who were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to TMZ. 17 total people were killed while 17 others were injured. That ended up being the deadliest high school shooting in United States history.
Kodak Black Starts $100,000 Scholarship In Meadow Pollack’s Name
It was revealed that she used to be a big fan of Kodak’s music, as he is very popular in Broward County. Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told TMZ that when the rapper found this out, he wanted to make the scholarship happen. This will be for $100,000 at Nova Southeastern University Law School. It will be for students studying justice reform.
Kodak Says He Wants To Help The Community
On stage, Kodak was seen at the event discussing the tragic event and how the students there didn’t deserve what happened to them. He also added that he wants to have a positive impact on the Parkland community.
“The situation is bigger than Meadow Pollack,” said Kodak while on stage honoring the lives lost and announcing the scholarship in Pollack’s name. “It’s about all the other kids. It’s about the whole school. It’s about all of Broward. And I want to help. I just want to have a positive impact on this community.”
Kodak Has Been Giving Back To Broward County Frequently
Kodak starting a scholarship in Pollack’s name isn’t the only generous move he’s made lately. While he was incarcerated during the holidays, he made sure that residents in Pompano Beach and other areas of Broward County had great holidays themselves.
In November, the rapper spent $15,000 so 1,000 turkey could be handed out for Thanksgiving. This took place at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center as free food and drinks were also handed out. In December, he also spent $20,000 so a toy drive could be held. Kodak also recently offered to pay for future college tuition of the children of two FBI agents who were shot and killed in Sunrise, FL.
Kodak Was Serving 46-Month Prison Sentence Prior To Pardon
Before being pardoned and being able to give back to the community in-person again, Kodak was in a very tough situation. He was in the middle of a 46-month prison sentence. This was after being arrested at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami in May 2019 for falsifying information on gun applications. He was sentenced in November.
During his incarceration, Kodak also claimed that he was being tortured in prison by guards and that resulted in him getting granted a request to be transferred to a new facility. He has since returned to the music as well as he’s released two new singles in “Last Day In” and “Every Balmain.”