As Meek Mill continues his work in various communities and the criminal justice system with the REFORM Alliance, the Philly native has now been honored with the vanguard for social justice award at New York University’s McSilver Institute.
In his acceptance speech, Mill went on to admit that he felt inspired to give back after seeing the support he received while imprisoned. “I wanted to do something about it when I got the support from my people and people standing for me at this last situation.” He also stated, “Seeing young men like myself in the criminal system, would you say there’s no justice in the system? I’ve never seen this side of justice.”
Outside of his philanthropic work, the 32-year-old has remained busy on the music front, releasing the powerful “Oodles O’Noodles Babies” visual last week. The clip finds him highlighting the vicious prison cycle that tears families of color living in poverty apart. Watch Meek Mill’s vanguard for social justice award acceptance speech below.