Canadian singer and writer, The Weeknd is launching the Black Hxouse Entrepreneurship Initiative with the help of TD Bank who will be the founding sponsor of the program. The news came via Instagram after The Weeknd took home two moon-mans at the VMAs. Although The Weeknd was appreciative of the award he said, “It’s really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment, so I’m just going to say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor.” He knows that there is more work that needs to be done in the community and Black Hxouse is where he wants to inspire many gifted individuals to be something and to let them know their ability.
Black Hxouse is a Toronto based organization co-founded by The Weeknd and his two good friends, La Mar Taylor and Ahmed Ismail, in Canada. Their organization offers creative entrepreneurs the ability to express their innovative skills and utilize the opportunities available. Black Hxouse allows entrepreneurs to evolve their skills in a unique way, different than some traditional education.
“TD has a long-standing commitment to supporting both innovation and diversity and we are excited to collaborate with BLACK HXOUSE as part of our continued investment in our customers, colleagues and communities. We want to help build an economy where everyone can advance their careers and thrive professionally and in their personal lives. With BLACK HXOUSE, we will explore opportunities to elevate and empower people to succeed and grow and focus on building an even more inclusive bank and society,” said Claudette McGowan, Global Executive Officer and Cybersecurity of TD Bank.
The educators of the program want to make sure that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) individuals won’t have to go through the same system that his team had to go through to be heard. Black Hxouse believes that creating economic opportunities for the BIPOC community through this exclusive program will help individuals succeed and better advance their lives.