BLACK OUT TUESDAY
BLACK LIVES MATTER
In solidarity with black artists, creatives, inspirers, and revolutionaries all around the world, and black colleagues across the creative industry, will observe 'Black Out Tuesday' and not be conducting any business today, Tuesday 2 June 2020.
I was beyond horrified by the racist murder of George Floyd last week, and the images we have all seen every single day since of brutality against peaceful protestors, media, and bystanders highlights concrete proof that there is an ingrained racist, disgusting injustice present. There exists one America for the white man, and another America for the black man.
This type of racism, injustice, inequality and brutality needs to be confronted directly. Justice needs to be done, it needs to be seen to be done, and to be done with permanent effect.
Instead of supporting my page, I am urging my followers, friends and family to donate to the following funds, fundraisers and charities:
In just the past six years this type of racist injustice has caused the murder of so many black lives. Today, we mark Black Out Tuesday in memory of these, and so many more...
Erin Garner, 44, 2014 - no indictment, no charge
Michael Brown, 18, 2014 - no indictment, no charge
Laquan McDonald,17, 2014 - officer sentenced to 6 years
Tamir Rice, 12, 2014 - no indictment, no charge
Walter Scott, 50, 2015 - officer sentenced to 20 years
Freddie Gray, 25, 2015 - no indictments, no charges
Jamar Clark, 24, 2015 - no indictments, no charges
Alton Sterling, 37, 2016 - no indictment, no charge
Philando Castile, 32, 2016 - no indictment, no charge
Stephon Clark, 23, 2018 - no indictments, no charges
Botham Jean, 26, 2018 - officer sentenced to 10 years
Breonna Taylor, 26, 2020 - wrongful death lawsuit pending
George Floyd, 46, 2020 - one officer charged with third-degree murder
In the past few decades there have been countless more racist murders and acts of injustice and inequality. They are not forgotten. They will never be forgotten.
Black Lives Matter.