The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 20:  Abel Tesfaye of The Weeknd performs at the Hangout Music Festival on May 20, 2016 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

Just days after donating to The University of Toronto, The Weeknd dug deep in his pockets and donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter.

via Page Six:

The singer made the announcement Wednesday, days after donating $38,000 to the University of Toronto to establish an Ethiopian studies program.

The parents of The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, are from Ethiopia, but raised the performer in Canada.

Black Lives Matter, which advocates for justice and freedom for African-Americans, was founded in 2013 by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. The organization has garnered attention after rebuking police treatment of minorities.


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