The Weeknd Committed $250k For Black Lives Matter

The Weeknd Committed $250k For Black Lives Matter
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As the need to stand for them has become more apparent these days, several artists – from singers to actors and actresses – have spoken out about police brutality and  gave their support to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.


On Wednesday, singer The Weeknd showed his support to the Black Lives Matter movement by announcing his donation to the group.

The Grammy-winning artist, who made popular the hit songs “Can’t Feel My Face,” ”The Hills” and “Earned It,” has committed to give $250,000 to the movement, an advocate for justice and freedom for the African-Americans, according to Page Six.

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The Weeknd was born Abel Tesfaye to Ethiopian parents but he grew up in Canada.

In the meantime, ABC News reported that the Black Lives Matter movement has already released their agenda on Aug. 1.

In a statement, Michaela Brown, spokesperson of the group’s Baltimore bloc, said that “We seek radical transformation, not reactionary reform.”

“As the 2016 election continues, this platform provides us with a way to intervene with an agenda that resists state and corporate power, an opportunity to implement policies that truly value the safety and humanity of black lives, and an overall means to hold elected leaders accountable,” she continued.

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The release of the agenda was made ahead of the second anniversary of the Missouri shooting incident that claimed the life of Michael Brown.

The agenda of the Black Lives Matter include six demands and 40 recommendations as they call for “policing and criminal justice reforms.”

The news outlet stated that it was the first time the group articulated it demands since it was formed in 2013.

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