Music superstars Drake and The Weeknd are giving back. After being called upon by Canadian poet and songwriter Mustafa the Poet, they’ve stepped up and provided some serious money for the movement against racial inequality. #BlackoutTuesday
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After Mustafa provided $400 for the National Bail Out Fund, Drake upped the ante and donated $100,000, and then The Weeknd followed.
“say less brother”
Gimme Some More
The Weeknd gave even more. He gave $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, $100,000 to the National Bail Out Fund, and another $200,000 to the Know Your Right Camp.
“keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives. Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount. #blacklivesmatter (links in story)”
Wait, There’s More
Drake‘s dad Dennis Graham won’t stay silent. The hip-hop star’s pops has come forward to speak out on the latest unthinkable action of President Donald Trump toward protestors.
“Are you kidding me this man Donald Trump has actually had the military to bring back German Shepard dogs that they used in the 50s and 60s to bite people of the UNITED STATES in 2020, My Brothers and Sisters, The honorable MalcomX tells you exactly what to do when you’re being attacked by German Shepards and it’s handler, $2.00 worth of gasoline in a water bottle takes care of the dog and it’s handler,George Wallace one of the most racist White Klansmen in the world used these same tactics against Martin Luther King and every other Black person in the Civil Rights movements,George Wallace ended up in a wheelchair and asked Black people to forgive him for what he had done.” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram
“Do you guys see what this psychopath is doing???????In the 50s and 60s they sicked Shepard dogs on Black people and just by this president suggesting this is the most racist sh*t I have ever seen on this earth, Please google MalcomX on dogs attacking all people”
Before You Go
A few days ago, Trump went to his Twitter page to threaten attack dogs on protestors. He said anyone pulling up on the White House would have to deal with weapons and ‘vicious’ canines.
If protesters had attempted to breach the White House fence Friday, Trump tweeted, “they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least.” The remarks were met with outrage in many quarters, and a scathing reply from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, D, who said the president had “glorified violence” by recalling some of the worst images in civil rights history. (SF Gate)