Now, Jay Z is an ally to the movement now so don’t get it twisted. But headlines and misinformation can be the prevailing truth these days. Last week, it was reported that Jay Z and Tidal cut a $1.5 million check to various groups, including Black Lives Matter. I have sources that tell me that no monies hit the account of Black Lives Matter proper. Proper means, the official BLM. There may be some offshoot that got some money to the tune of $1.5 million, but not the official BLM. This is the closest they came to giving a statement.
Here is a list of the other groups that apparently have received money from Tidal.
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.
I suppose its all good. All of these orgs need our support and love, if we are really about what we say we are about.