The Weeknd to Donate $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

The Weeknd will donate $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement.

According to the AP, the singer made this announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 10, 2016), just after donating $38,000 to the University of Toronto to establish an Ethiopian studies program. The Weeknd has previously issued his support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Other celebrity backers of the movement include Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Beyoncé.

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 by Patrisse CullorsAlicia Garza, and Opal Tometi and is, as its website describes, “a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism” permeating society that intends to broaden the conversation around state violence as it relates to the Black community.