The donation includes funding for legal fees for the Arbery and Taylor families, as well as black-owned companies in crisis in his hometown of Chicago and other cities.
A West spokesman said he had established a 529 education plan to fully cover tuition for Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter.
West’s donation comes after mass protests across the country after his death. Many voices in the party are calling for an end to systemic racism, police brutality and the actions of the political leadership.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who nailed Floyd to the ground for nearly 9 minutes, was arrested last week and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree murder. Prosecutors charged him Wednesday with a felony of second-degree murder.
Taylor was an EMT who was shot at least eight times in March when three police officers forcibly entered her Kentucky apartment. The FBI has opened an investigation into her death.
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