Tidal’s had a rocky start under the command of Jay Z, but what the streaming service did on Friday is deserving of plenty of praise. On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 21st birthday, Tidal donated $1.5 million to over a dozen Black Lives Matter charities, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.
The huge donation stems from the proceeds raised with their October mega-concert. The show featured the likes of Beyonce, Prince, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Jay himself and was regarded by most to be a big success.
EW indicates that Tidal’s owners personally selected the recipients of the donations. The funds will be disbursed among the following organizations and causes: Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, Community Coalition, Dream Defenders, Black Youth Project, Baltimore Justice Fund, Empowerment Development Corporation, Million Hoodies, NY Justice League, Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation, and the Oscar Grant Foundation.