BH Buzz: Jay Z Donates $1.5 Million To Black Lives Matter
Plus music news from Garbage, The Veronicas and Janelle Monae.
■ Jay Z’s controversial streaming service Tidal, along with record label Roc Nation, will donate $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter organization, as well as several other movements.
Tidal’s grants will be administered through the New World Foundation, which funds several civil rights groups and social movements. The nonprofits Tidal will fund include Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, as well as local organizing groups in California: Community Coalition; Florida: Dream Defenders; Illinois: Black Youth Project; Maryland: Baltimore Justice Fund; Empowerment Development Corporation; New York: Million Hoodies; NY Justice League and Ohio: Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative. According to Tidal, donations will also be given to organizations created by the families of victims of police brutality, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation and the Oscar Grant Foundation.
■ Janelle Monae’s Superbowl commercial was AMAZING.
■ Prince announced an exclusive 5 show tour of Australia, starting next week!