NEWS: Fall Out Boy donate $100,000 in support of Black Lives Matter!

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Chicago based pop-rockers Fall Out Boy have just donated a total of $100,000 from the Fall Out Boy Fund to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The donation will be split between both National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective, with the band also confirming their intent to “continue and expand” their support.

The band shared the news confirming their donation on Twitter, along with a statement which can be read below.

“When you discover rot deep within your house you don’t just paint over it. You dismantle it and rebuild a better house. We support the back community in the struggle against racial inequality, injustice and police brutality by committing $100,00 from the Fall Out Boy Fund this summer. We will begin with donations to National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective. We realise this is a marathon not a spring and plan to continue and expand our support.

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck”

The fund, which was originally set up in 2017 to give back to their home of Chicago, also recently donated $100,000 to help with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the city.

For more information on the Black Lives Matter movement and what you can do to help, visit the Black Lives Matter ‘Ways You Can Help’ website (here).