Jay Z’s streaming service, Tidal, has donated $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations associated with the movement.
Tidal raised the money at their sold-out charity concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last October. Singers like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Nick Jonas and Meek Mill performed at the show to raise money for Black Lives Matter. Usher and Nas also performed Chains, which puts focus on police brutality against African Americans.
The large donation to the social justice organizations is made on the day Trayvon Martin, who was tragically killed in 2012, would have turned 21.
Tidal has chosen to donate the $1.5 million to the following organizations:
Hands Up United
Black Youth Project
Baltimore Justice Fund
Empowerment Development Corporation
NY Justice League
Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative
The Trayvon Martin Foundation
The Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons and Daughters Foundation
The Oscar Grant Foundation