Posted on January 30, 2022

Rihanna, Jack Dorsey Team Up to Fund ‘Defund the Police’ Groups

Houston Keene, Fox News, January 27, 2022

Pop superstar Rihanna and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey are teaming up through their foundations to fund groups that support defunding the police.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced its partnership with Dorsey’s Start Small LLC to give “climate justice” grants to a dozen and a half groups.


Several of the new partner organizations, however, are advocates of defunding the police.

The Center for Popular Democracy, one of the organizational partners, published a blog post calling for the defunding of police in July 2020 during the riots following George Floyd’s murder.

Another partner, the Movement for Black Lives, wants to abolish the police and prisons entirely and fellow new partner Black Visions said the group envisions a “Minneapolis without policing” and has also called for the abolition of police and prisons.

Additionally, a different partner – the NDN Collective – wants to shut down Mount Rushmore, with president and CEO Nick Tilsen calling the American monument “an international symbol of white supremacy.”