The Weeknd Donates $500,000 to Black Lives Matter Causes

Written by on June 2, 2020

The Weeknd is stepping up in a giant means.

The After Hours singer has donated half-a-million {dollars} to causes supporting the Black Lives Matter motion. Taking to Instagram, he shared receipts of his donations together with $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter International Community. He gave one other $200,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Authorized Protection Initiative to “assist advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities.” And one other $100,000 to the Nationwide Bail Out program to assist bail out protestors who can’t afford their very own bail cash.

“Hold supporting our brothers and sisters on the market risking every part to push for precise change for our black lives,” he wrote. “Urging everybody with huge pockets to offer and provides huge and you probably have much less please give what you possibly can even when it’s a small quantity.”

The Weeknd additionally inspired others to donate by sharing hyperlinks on Instagram Tales to all of the organizations he supported.

His fellow Canadian Drake additionally donated $100,000 to the Nationwide Bail Out program after Toronto musician Mustafa the Poet requested him to match his donation. “Let’s assist reunite black households,” wrote Mustafa, to which Drake replied, “Let’s assist reunite black households.”

Protests proceed throughout the nation following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Celebrities are utilizing their platforms to carry consciousness to the problems. Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to demand justice for George Floyd, whereas JAY-Z spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and pledged his dedication to combating for justice.

The music trade can also be observing Black Out Tuesday. The initiative was began by two black feminine music executives, who ask that their friends chorus from conducting enterprise as standard. “It’s a day to take a beat for an trustworthy, reflective, and productive dialog about what actions we have to collectively take to assist the Black group,” reads an announcement on TheShowMustBePaused.com.

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