Kanye West has donated $2 million to financially support the families of the recently murdered black Americans George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
He has set up a 529 education plan to pay for the college tuition fees of George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna Flloyd. The donation also allocates money for black-owned businesses in crisis across the US.
George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police office Derek Chauvin on May 25, sparking local protests which have spread across the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Chauvin has since been arrested and charged with second degree murder.
Kanye West's donation will help fund legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, who are currently seeking justice.
26-year-old Breonna Taylor was an emergency medical technician who was shot and killed in her home by Louisville police on March 13. An FBI investigation into her shooting has been opened, bu no charges have been made yet.
Three white men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed while unarmed in a filmed murder while out jogging in Georgia on February 23.
West’s donation follows The Weekend, who recently gave half a million dollars to racial justice organisations.
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