The Weeknd has donated $500,000 to number of groups working for racial equality. The R&B singer also urged his “industry partners and execs” to support causes that address the issue.
“To my fellow respected industry partners and execs — no one profits off of black music more than the labels and streaming services,” the Weeknd tweeted. “I gave yesterday and I urge you to go big and public with yours this week. It would mean the world to me and the community if you can join us.”
The singer donated $200,000 to Black Lives Matter Global Network, $200,000 to Colin Kaepernick‘s Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense initiative and $100,000 to National Bail Out.
The Weeknd urged his fans to also donate nonprofit organizations committed to racial equality.
“Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives,” he wrote.
“Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount.”
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