Tidal Donates $1.5M To Black Lives Matter

Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal is donating $1.5 million raised at their Tidal X charity concert in October to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations, The Wrap reports. The company made the announcement yesterday, 2/5, the day that Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 years old.

In addition to BLM, Tidal is giving money to Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, Community Coalition, Dream Defenders, Black Youth Project, Baltimore Justice Fund, Empowerment Development Corporation, Million Hoodies, NY Justice League, Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons And Daughters Foundation, and the Oscar Grant Foundation.

“The process of acquiring recommendations [for nonprofits] was collaborative and inspired by the message that speaks to racial and social inequities and injustice in our society,” Dania Diaz, managing director of philanthropy at Roc Nation, told Mic. “Each year we will support a different initiative. Our ideology is to have a hifi level of consciousness in everything we do.”

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