Social Justice

Pearl Jam: 'We Do Not Want to Contribute to White Voices Overtaking the Narrative'

“Pearl Jam was started with a love for music and social justice,” the grunge rockers write in a Facebook post. “Our organization has been reflecting on where unconscious racism is still showing up in our own lives and how we can do better.”
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Tool Cancels Tour to Give Money Back to Fans

The band had originally announced plans to reschedule the affected shows, which ran from this past March through the middle of June, but they’ve now decided to scrap the run entirely.
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Ludacris, Kevin Hart Among Those in Attendance at George Floyd Memorial

Celebs and politicians were among the mourners present in Minneapolis on Thursday to grieve the loss and lend support to the family of George Floyd whose death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality over the past week.
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June 3rd Protest in McCarren Park in Brooklyn

Where to Start Educating Yourself on Racial Injustice

Educating yourself on systemic racism and social injustice is a daunting task. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
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Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Pens Essay in Support of Black Lives Matter

“The reality is, this is not a ‘black problem’ – it is an American problem,” Shadows writes. “Until we address it as such, the tides will remain the same.”
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Watch the George Floyd Memorial Service, Live From Minneapolis

On Thursday, June 4, a memorial service will be held in Minneapolis from 1:00PM to 3:00PM CT at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University, according to family attorney Benjamin Crump.
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Barack Obama Holds Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Death of George Floyd

Former president Barack Obama will host a virtual town hall to discuss the death of George Floyd and encourage Americans to make a ‘real change’ following a wave of protests that has swept the nation in response.
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Disney Pledges $5 Million to Support Social Justice Organizations

The Walt Disney Co. announced they are donating $5 million to nonprofit organizations that support social justice advancements, including $2 million to the NAACP.
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Brands Like Macy’s, Chipotle, Wayfair Show Solidarity for BlackOut Tuesday

Brands like Macy’s, Chipotle, and Wayfair were just some of the many companies and organizations that showed solidarity on social media for the BlackOut Tuesday movement, which was organized in response to the killings of African Americans by police.
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Gary Clark Jr. Calls Out for Musicians and Fans to Stand Against Racism

“We just want to wake up in the morning, go and make the most out of what we can, get what we can for ourselves and for our family and go the f*** back home,” he says. “That’s all. Why’s it so hard? Why is that a worry and a challenge?”
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