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Here’s How Businesses Have Committed To Help The Black Community Amid Social Unrest

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Major corporations have joined in on helping the black community amid the George Floyd protests that have swept the nation. Find out who’s donating what to which organizations inside….

Perfectly worded statements in solidarity are nice, but money shows you're really practicing what you're preaching.

 

 

As protests against racism and police brutality continue across the nation, several major businesses and corporations have spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Some companies were praised for taking a stand with the black community, while others have been criticized for the verbiage in their messaging. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more have posted messages announcing they support the Black Lives Matter movement.

While posting PR statements are nice, coughing up coins shows who’s really down for the cause. Several major corporations have pledged large amounts of money to donate to racially conscious causes. YouTube announced they would be donating $1 million "to address social injustice." It’s unclear where the funds will be allocated.

A few days ago...

YouTube announced they've established a $100 million content fund to help amplify Black voices. Peep the announcement above.

Several companies have come forward with million dollar donations to pour into the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Bank of America is setting aside $1 billion in a four-year commitment to battle “economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic.” -- PayPal announced they are donating $530 million to assist “black and underrepresented minority businesses.” Apple, Comcast, Nike's Jordan Brand, Walmart and Warner Music Group are among those that announced $100 million pledges. It's unclear where the money will be directed.

The kicker? The NFL announced they're donating $250 million over 10 years to causes that work to end racial injustice. So they blackball former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick from the league for protesting this very thing, but decide to donate millions years later...because its trendy?

The league released a statement:

"The NFL is growing our social justice efforts through a 10-year total $250 million fund to combat systemic racism and support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African-Americans. The NFL and our clubs will continue to work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement. In addition to the financial commitment, we will continue to leverage the NFL Network and all of our media properties to place an increased emphasis on raising awareness and promoting education of social justice issues to our fans and help foster unity."

Maybe Jay-Z had something to do with their donation.

Here are more major corporations donating to the cause:

 

All of these announcements about pledging millions is good and all, but if the money isn't getting to the people/organizations that truly need it, then this is just all smoke and mirrors. We now have to track where the money is actually going and not simply getting excited over a company's supposed donation.

Photo: Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock.com

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