The Weeknd Donates $250,000 To Black Lives Matter


Grammy-winning singer The Weeknd has made a $250,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In July, he tweeted his support for Black Lives Matter: “Enough is enough. It’s time to stand up for this. We can either sit and watch, or do something about it. The time is now. #blacklivesmatter.”

His tweet came after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. And his donation of $250,000 was made just days after he donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to start an Ethiopian studies program.

The Black Lives Matter Network was founded in 2012 after the death of Trayvon Martin. The creators of the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, subsequently created the organization. They now have over 30 chapters across the United States. Drake, Beyonce and Jay Z have also been vocal about the movement on social media and through their music.