Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The purpose is to spread awareness across the nation.

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Jay Z’s Tidal is donating $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other local and national social justice groups, according to a report by Mic.

Tidal, in association with Roc Nation, announced the news today, which is significant because it marks Trayvon Martin’s birthday. During Tidal X:10/20—their first charity concert with performances from Jay Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and more—they raised $1.5 million.

A group of Tidal’s artist owners decided on which organizations would receive funding. The majority of the groups to get assistance are social justice activist groups and organization. Much of these groups are determined to get America to understand the importance of Black Lives Matter.

Tidal’s grants will be administered through the New World Foundation, which is responsible for funding quite a few civil rights groups and social movements. Mic reports Tidal will fund these nonprofits: 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. 

Furthermore, donations will be given to organizations created by the families who dealt with police brutality, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation and the Oscar Grant Foundation.

Tidal plans to give their donations to recipients later this month.

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