Jay Z’s Tidal Is Donating $1.5 Million To Groups That Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Remember that charity concert Tidal did in October with Jay, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, etc? Well, they raised $1.5 million that night and all of that money is going to groups that support Black Lives Matter, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons and Daughters Foundation, the Oscar Grant Foundation.

Tidal’s group of artist owners, which includes several of the musicians who performed in October’s sold-out show including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z, took part in deciding which organizations would receive funding, the streaming service told Mic. The majority of the groups to benefit are social justice activist groups and organizations, with a large portion of these specifically committed to ensuring the nation understands that black lives matter.
Tidal’s grants will be administered through the New World Foundation, which funds several civil rights groups and social movements. The nonprofits Tidal will fund include Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, as well as local organizing groups in California: Community Coalition; Florida: Dream Defenders; Illinois: Black Youth Project; Maryland: Baltimore Justice Fund; Empowerment Development Corporation; New York: Million Hoodies; NY Justice League and Ohio: Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative.
According to Tidal, donations will also be given to organizations created by the families of victims of police brutality, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation and the Oscar Grant Foundation.
The news was officially announced on Friday, the same day Trayvon Martin would’ve turned 21 if he hadn’t been gunned down by a racist piece of dog sh*t on his way home.

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