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Rapper Vic Mensa Thinks More Shoe Companies Need to Get Involved With Social Causes

Vic Mensa is using his platform for good. The rapper and activist, who has put efforts in giving back to the Chicago community through his SaveMoneySaveLife organization, believes there’s more to be done in the wake of today’s political and social climate.
“I hope companies would [do more]. I’ve worked with a couple that have helped in the social activism side but in general most corporations I’ve tried to getting involved and help with things, which seems like a no brainer to me, they get caught up in red tape and particulars,” Mensa told FN. “When I’m like, ‘The black community is the biggest spender with your footwear. And the fact that you don’t have 100 pairs of shoes to give to targeted disenfranchised kids who spend their mother’s last to buy them is very telling about your lack of ethos.’”
However, there are some brands that are stepping up and Kenneth Cole is one of them.
The designer and longtime activist has teamed up with the rapper for the brand’s fall ’18 ad campaign as Mensa is part of the seventh installment of Kenneth Cole’s Courageous Class, which highlights role models for social change.
“I look to celebrate and applaud individuals. I want to give

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