Social Justice

Former President Barack Obama Published an Essay About the George Floyd Protests

Former President Barack Obama penned an essay today focusing on making the protests over the death of George Floyd into a true turning point for change.
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5th Night of Protests in NYC: Some Loot, Others Peacefully Protest Ahead of Curfew

Protesters calling for justice for George Floyd took to the streets of New York City for a fifth day in a row on Monday. Protests took place in neighborhoods across New York City, including Times Square, the East Village, Bay Ridge and Crown Heights
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donate $200,000 to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are taking action amid the protests against police brutality. The married couple donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Only Way to Get Constructive Change Is Through Nonviolent Means’

Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is speaking out as protests continue throughout the country. She said the ‘only way to get constructive change is through nonviolent means.’
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Peaceful Protesters Form Wall to Keep George Floyd Memorial Safe

A ten-hour curfew wasn’t going to keep a group of more than thirty people from a night-time vigil to honor George Floyd, one week after he died while in custody.
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Target, Walmart and CVS Among Retailers Scaling Back Business Amid Ongoing Protests

Retailers across the U.S. have announced they are closing some stores in cities affected by street protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. These are companies that have announced temporary closures amid ongoing demonstrations.
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What They're Saying: Billie Eilish, Tim McGraw, and More Speak Out About the Death of George Floyd

From sending out calls for justice, messages of solidarity to peaceful protestors, and expressing support for the black community, musicians are using their platform to speak out.
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Music Industry Plans to Pause to 'Disconnect From Work and Reconnect' with Community

Using the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused, labels and other industry services are planning a media blackout on Tuesday, June 2nd, and call for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”
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Sheriff Marches With Protesters in Show of Solidarity

The Genesee County Sheriff marched with the protesters in Flint Township in a show of solidarity for those fighting for racial equality. See the details.
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George Floyd Protests: Police Arrest Almost 1,700 People Across 22 Cities in 3 Days

Protests across the nation have escalated due to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was pinned down by a white officer. Police have arrested almost 1,700 people across 22 cities in three days.
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