A group of young Black Trump supporters wearing hats bearing his "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan attend a gun control rally at the Virginia state capitol in Richmond on Jan. 20. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)
A group of young Black Trump supporters wearing hats bearing his "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan attend a gun control rally at the Virginia state capitol in Richmond on Jan. 20. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)

As President Donald Trump continues to rev up support for reelection, his campaign has extended its outreach to include young Black voters through events that offer cash giveaways.

The nonprofit Urban Revitalization Coalition’s first event in December was held in a predominantly Black community in Cleveland, where prizes included envelopes stuffed with hundreds of dollars.

A second giveaway that was scheduled for this month at Virginia Union University in Richmond was foiled by university officials who refused to host the $30,000 giveaway.

Nevertheless, more such events are said to be in the works.

The events are intended to promote economic development in inner cities, according to the coalition, which contends the cash giveaways are registered as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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