The Weeknd Donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

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In early July, The Weeknd tweeted in support of Black Lives Matter following the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. To show his support, the R&B singer-songwriter also announced on Wednesday that he is donating $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network, per the Associated Press.

According to The FADER, this donation comes following the Canadian singer’s $50,000 donation (though the AP reports the amount to be $38,000) to The University of Toronto this weekend to create an Ethiopic Studies program.

Other artists, like Beyoncé and Jay Z, have also previously donated money to Black Lives Matter.

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