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The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The Weeknd has donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter.


The Fader reports that Abel Tesfaye made the donation to the Black Lives Matter movement, citing "two sources familiar with the situation."

Back in July, Tesfaye had tweeted his support of the movement after another string of police killings:

This donation comes days after Tesfaye gave $50,000 to help establish an Ethiopic Studies program at the University of Toronto, his hometown.

The singer's previously spoken about the influence of his Ethiopian heritage has had on his music.

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