The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

Beloved Toronto R&B singer the Weeknd has made his second high-prile donation the month, having just given the Black Lives Matter Network a reported $250,000.

As Fader reports, sources close to the singer have confirmed the generous donation to the Black Lives Matter Network, which is self-described as “a chapter-based national organization working for the validity Black life.” One such chapter exists in the Weeknd’s hometown Toronto.

Earlier in the summer, the musician had tweeted his support the movement, in response to the recent shooting deaths U.S. citizens Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands police, whom he critiqued in a follow-up post.

enough is enough. it’s time to stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter

— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 7, 2016


— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 7, 2016

The news this latest act philanthropy from the Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) arrives just days after it was announced that the singer had donated $50,000 to the University Toronto to start an Ethiopic Studies program.