Jay-Z’s Music Service Donates $1.5M To Black Lives Matter Groups

Jay-Z’s Music Service Donates $1.5M To Black Lives Matter Groups

While I firmly believe that people should be able to spend their earnings in any way they please, that’s not going to stop me from judging them.

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From Breitbart:

Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a charity concert last year to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations.

According to Mic, the money raised at last year’s Tidal X charity concert — which featured performances from the streaming service’s co-owners including Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé — will go to to the New World Foundation, which funds a number of local and national social justice advocacy groups.

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Among the organizations that will receive donations are Hands Up United, the Opportunity Agenda, the Baltimore Justice Fund, New York’s Million Hoodies and NY Justice League, and Illinois’ Black Youth Project.

Donations will also reportedly be given to Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons and Daughters Foundation, and the Oscar Grant Foundation.

The artists who co-own Tidal along with Jay-Z reportedly played a role in determining which charities would receive the concert revenue.

“The process of acquiring recommendations [for nonprofits] was collaborative and inspired by the message that speaks to racial and social inequities and injustice in our society,” Roc Nation managing director of philanthropy Dania Diaz said in a statement to Mic. “Each year we will support a different initiative. Our ideology is to have a hifi level of consciousness in everything we do.”

It is unknown exactly how these organizations plan to spend their donations.

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