Jay Z’s Tidal To Donate $1.5 Million In Tidal Benefit Concert Proceeds To Groups That Support Black Lives Matter Movement

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday would’ve been Trayvon Martin’s 21th birthday. And although nothing can bring him back we can honor his memory by fighting for change. That is why Jay Z’s Tidal announced a the bold move yesterday on Martin’s birthday.

According to Mic.com Jay Z all the proceeds from his past October benefit concert will go to groups that support Black Lives Matter, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons, Daughters Foundation, and the Oscar Grant Foundation.

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Mic.com reports:

Jay Z’s global music and entertainment platform Tidal in association with Roc Nation is donating $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter and several other local and national social justice organizations, Tidal announced exclusively to Mic on Friday — the same day Trayvon Martin would have turned 21-years-old. The streaming service raised the $1.5 million at the first Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert in Brooklyn, New York, featuring Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Nick Jonas.

Tidal’s group of artist owners, which includes several of the musicians who performed in October’s sold-out show including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z, took part in deciding which organizations would receive funding, the streaming service told Mic. The majority of the groups to benefit are social justice activist groups and organizations, with a large portion of these specifically committed to ensuring the nation understands that black lives matter.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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