Meek Mill hoops with Philly kids affected by justice system


Rapper Meek Mill, right, sits courtside children from families that have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system during the first half of an NBA basketball game the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill played basketball before the 76ers game with 25 Philadelphia-area children from families who have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system. The Philly rapper and social activist says it was important to let the children know they are not forgotten as their parents or guardians sort through legal issues.

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Mill survived a rough Philadelphia upbringing and prison to become a Grammy-nominated rapper. He now seeks changes in the same type of neighborhoods he grew up in. Mill planned to donate $500,000 worth of gifts this weekend to Philadelphia families. Mill said the items included toys, educational materials, clothes, and other surprises.

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