Abel Tesfaye, known worldwide as The Weeknd, just made a very generous donation to Black Lives Matter on the heels of another charitable contribution to the University of Toronto
Grammy winner Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, "Earned It" and is certainly doing his part to give back to the community. The Toronto Star reports that the hit singer is donating a whopping $250,000 (US) to Black Lives Matter, which is an organization that "advocates for dignity, justice and respect." Back in July, following the highly controversial police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the United States, The Weeknd voiced his concern with a tweet, along with the hashtag "#blacklivesmatter".
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— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 7, 2016
Just last week The Weeknd, who was born and raised in Toronto, made a $50,000 (CA) donation to the University of Toronto to develop an Ethiopian Studies program. Tesfaye's parents were born in Ethiopia, so the country and its culture has a special place in his heart. The Weeknd was on fire at the 2016 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations, where "Can't Feel My Face" won Canadian Single of the Year. The Weeknd's top songs include "Can't Feel My Face", "The Hills" and "Earned It" for which he earned a Grammy award. You can catch The Weeknd live at this year's NYC festival The Meadows. What do you make of The Weeknd's generous donations?