You may have seen your timeline on social media BLACKED OUT. That's because today is #BlackoutTuesday
A movement started by record companies in the music industry.
We gathered a list of resources you may find helpful to better understand this movement.
Lets start with what you can do to take action:
2) Support black owned businesses!
4) Call Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Attorney Michael Freeman at (612) 324-4499. And when you call, let them know that you are calling to advocate on behalf of George Floyd, who was murdered in broad daylight by Minneapolis police officers abusing their power. You can literally just read off that last sentence and the job is done.
5) ‼️Not everyone is made for the frontline at the protests, so don’t guilt trip yourself because you think you MUST be on the frontlines to support! I found this post on facebook very helpful in other ways you can support the black community in your city.
Billie Eilish on All Lives Matter vs. Black Lives Matter:
Films and TV series to watch:
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
- Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
- Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Resources for parents to help explain racism to their children: