With REFORM on the brain, B Hop reveals his contribution.
Bernard Hopkins is about that action.
The former middleweight juggernaut is working towards prison reform and he’s bringing its best-known advocate: Meek Mill.
Hopkins told TSL exclusively back in September, during the Canelo vs. GGG fight, that he was working with the rapper.
“I’ve been involved in having the conversation with Meek Mill from the day he got out,” said Hopkins. “Even at the Sixers game. Kevin Hart, myself, himself, an Eagles owner, one or two Eagles reps, all to support. It takes someone with some juice, a little bit or a lot but what about the person that don’t got no juice? But it took someone of that caliber to bring awareness.
“It takes me, you, this platform and others to bring awareness and say, ‘this isn’t only happening in Philadelphia but its happening in LA and other places but we must take care of home and everywhere else the minority lives. They tried to wipe us out but it didn’t work. The reform and the laws guidelines is to lock you up. What side you on?”
Jay-Z and Meek Mill have joined with sports and business leaders to try and reform the criminal justice system.
The two announced the plans on Wednesday at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The REFORM Alliance aims to reduce the number of people serving unjust parole and probation sentences.
In addition, the founding partners include Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin and Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Brooklyn Nets co-owner and philanthropic investor Clara Wu Tsai, Third Point LLC CEO and founder Daniel S. Loeb, Galaxy Digital CEO and founder Michael E. Novogratz, and Vista Equity Partners founder, chairman, and CEO Robert F. Smith are also on board.
The group has pledged $50 million to launch the organization and hired CNN political commentator Van Jones as CEO.
No word on if Hopkins is part of REFORM, but his assistance in the fight for change is a true OG blessing.