Angelina Jolie Donates to Legal Defense Fund

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Angelina Jolie is known for her generous philanthropy, and she made no exception as she rang in her 45th birthday yesterday.

Per People, the actress reportedly donated $200,000 (about £160,000) to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund ahead of her birthday, which she spent celebrating at home with her six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. Jolie's donation is the latest in a slew of celebrity contributions to Black resistance causes and organisations following the May 25 murder of George Floyd and ongoing protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.

"Rights don't belong to any one group to give to another. Discrimination and impunity cannot be tolerated, explained away or justified. I hope we can come together as Americans to address the deep structural wrongs in our society," said Jolie in a statement. "I stand with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in their fight for racial equality, social justice, and their call for urgent legislative reform."

According to People, Jolie spent her birthday at home with family due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and made Zoom calls with friends and colleagues throughout the day. In addition to her NAACP donation, Jolie donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry to help feed youth affected by the global pandemic.

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