Lena Waithe Joins Forces With Common for 'The Chi With Love' Charity Concert
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Calling now 'a time to uplift black artists', 'The Chi' creator will be fronting the hour-long special along with other Chicago, Illinois-based artists to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative.

AceShowbiz - "The Chi" creator Lena Waithe is teaming with Common and other Chicago, Illinois-based artists for a virtual concert to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative.

Waithe, whose series is set in the city, and Common, both of whom are also Chicago natives, will front the hour-long special, "The Chi With Love". Common will also serve as an executive producer of the event.

"The Chi has always been a show about celebrating black life and black love even in the midst of tragedy," said Waithe in a statement. "Now is a time for us to uplift black artists. This virtual concert not only celebrates black music, but it celebrates the beautiful black people of Chicago. This is from us, with love."

Bosses at Showtime, the U.S. network that produces "The Chi", have announced a $500,000 (£400,000) donation to the Equal Justice Initiative, an organisation working to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States' legal system.

"The Chi With Love" will air on June 21 at 7pm ET at https://www.youtube.com/thechionshowtime, ahead of the season three premiere of "The Chi" at 9pm ET on Showtime.

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