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

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

The Weeknd is making a statement in a big way.

The 26-year-old Grammy winner just donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement, which is “is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society,” according to the organization’s website.

The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) also recently donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to establish an Ethiopian studies program.

In case you didn’t know, his parents are from Ethiopia and he was raised in Canada.

“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,” he tweeted.

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