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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million to Colin Kaepernick's Legal Defense Fund

Twitter’s CEO is helping Colin Kaepernick‘s cause.

Jack Dorsey made a $3 million donation on Wednesday (June 3) to the 32-year-old former NFL quarterback’s Know Your Rights Camp, a fund he started to pay legal fees for protestors who get arrested while fighting for justice for George Floyd.

“$3mm to Colin @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate the next generation of change leaders,” the 43-year-old CEO wrote on Twitter.

Just a few days ago, Colin‘s Know Your Rights Camp launched their new fund called the Legal Defense Initiative, which is aimed at providing resources and assistance to protestors in Minneapolis and other cities that have participated in demonstrations.

Jack‘s donation to Colin‘s fund comes after he donated $1 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Beyonce's BeyGOOD & Twitter's Jack Dorsey Team Up for $6 Million COVID-19 Initiative

Beyonce made a major announcement this morning.

The superstar singer’s BeyGOOD has partnered with Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall to provide $6 million in relief funding to various organizations providing mental health wellness services with help from UCLA.

The newly-annouonced initiative is also partnering with the National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer local support in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit.

The following organizations will be participating: United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Mathew 25 and others.

In a press release, it says that the organization “recognizes the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis.”

Find out more about this new initiative over at Beyonce.com.

Rihanna & Jay-Z Co-Fund Over $6 Million in Additional Grants With Twitter's Jack Dorsey for Pandemic Relief Efforts

Rihanna and Jay-Z are continuing to help out amid the global health crisis.

Through their respective foundations, the Clara Lionel Foundation and the Shawn Carter Foundation, and along with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and his #startsmall, the stars announced on Wednesday (April 15) additional joint grants dedicated to supporting response efforts amid the pandemic, totaling over $6.2 million, for protecting and serving marginalized populations, with a focus on New York, New Orleans and Puerto Rico, as well as international communities.

Last week, CLF and #startsmall announced a joint grant in the amount of $4.2M to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the “stay at home” order.

Earlier this month, CLF and SCF announced $2 million in grants to COVID-19 response efforts to support undocumented workers, the children of frontline health workers and first responders, and incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles.

Find out how other stars are helping out amid the pandemic.

For an extensive breakdown of where the additional grants will be going, click inside…More Here! »

Rihanna & Twitter's Jack Dorsey Team Up to Support Domestic Violence Victims Affected by Stay-at-Home Orders

Rihanna is teaming up with Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 “stay at home” order.

Rihanna‘s Clara Lionel Foundation and Dorsey are going to co-fund a joint grant that will go to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. They were each committing $2.1 million for a total donation of $4.2 million.

The funds “will provide 10 weeks of support including shelter, meals and counseling for individuals and their children suffering from domestic violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise.”

It has been reported that approximately 90 people per week (plus their children in many cases) are being turned away from domestic violence shelters ever since the Safer at Home order began.

“At approximately $125 per day, the grant will cover housing and food for 90 domestic violence victims per week, with an additional 90 victims every week thereafter for 10 weeks,” CLF said in a statement.

Rihanna has already donated $5 million to aiding the health crisis, she also donated medical supplies to the New York pandemic relief, and she and Jay-Z teamed up for a $2 million donation to support “undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers.”

Jack recently donated $1 billion to the coronavirus relief efforts.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $1 Billion to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Jack Dorsey is donating $1 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts.

The 43-year-old co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, is donating in the form of his equity in Square.

Jack, who has a net worth of around $3.3 billion according to Forbes, made the announcement on Tuesday (April 7) on Twitter.

He explained that the $1 billion is 28 percent of his net wealth and that the funds will be distributed via the Start Small Foundation.

“Why now? The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime,” he tweeted. “I hope this inspires others to do something similar. Life is too short, so let’s do everything we can today to help people now.”

He added that “after we disarm this pandemic,” the fund’s focus will change to support girl’s health and education as well as universal basic income.

“I believe they represent the best long-term solutions to the existential problems facing the world,” Jack continued. “UBI is a great idea needing experimentation. Girl’s health and education is critical to balance.”

Jack Dorsey said that he is utilizing his Square holdings because “I own a lot more Square” and that he’ll need to “pace the sales over some time. The impact this money will have should benefit both companies over the long-term because it’s helping the people we want to serve.”

See what else stars are doing to help out amid the health crisis.

Will Twitter Ever Add An Edit Button? We Have An Answer

Will Twitter ever add an edit button?

“The answer is no,” Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social media platform, said when asked if they would be implementing the tool in 2020.

“As you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” Jack said. “We wanted to preserve that vibe, that feeling, in the early days.”

Adding that if someone could edit their text after people retweet it, it could end up being an endorsement of something else. He added, “we’ll probably never do it.”

One celebrity is extremely passionate about having Twitter add an edit button and even met with Jack over it.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Announces End to Political Ads

Jack Dorsey is putting an end to political ads on Twitter.

The 42-year-old co-founder and CEO of Twitter made the announcement on Wednesday (October 30).

“We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” he wrote.

“While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions. Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. All at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale,” he went on to write.

“We considered stopping only candidate ads, but issue ads present a way to circumvent. Additionally, it isn’t fair for everyone but candidates to buy ads for issues they want to push. So we’re stopping these too.”

While many users sent praise Jack‘s way upon the announcement, Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, slammed the decision in a statement.

“Twitter just walked away from hundreds of millions of dollars of potential revenue, a very dumb decision for their stockholders. Will Twitter also be stopping ads from biased liberal media outlets who will now run unchecked as they buy obvious political content meant to attack Republicans? This is yet another attempt to silence conservatives, since Twitter knows President Trump has the most sophisticated online program ever known.”

See Jack‘s tweet thread inside…