Beyoncé is donating $6 million to coronavirus relief efforts via the BeyGOOD Foundation. She is partnering with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's Start Small fund to release the money to different organizations.
In a statement, the BeyGOOD Foundation explained the donation. “In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis,” they said.
This isn't the first we've heard from Beyoncé since the pandemic began. In early April, she made a surprise appearance in the Disney Family Singalong when she sang "'When You Wish Upon a Star."
Then last week, she took part in the One World Together At Home event giving a powerful statement. She said, "Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with preexisting conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people in an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report from my home city Houston, Texas it showed that COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 percent of fatal cases are African American."
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