It’s been rife with emotions. People from all over the world are feeling the repercussions of a white man’s inhuman crime against George Floyd.
Celebrities, activists, thought leaders, and change makers from all industries are speaking up on social media, marking June 2 as Blackout Tuesday, a day to show unity against racial injustice and social discrimination.
Today, all of Instagram is turning their screens black in solidarity. And we are too.
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We are not staying silent and we are not standing by. The fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight up racism doesn’t stop with financial donations and words of support. In solidarity with the Black community, our employees, our friends, our families, and our colleagues across industries, we are proud to take part in #BlackoutTuesday. Fenty Beauty will NOT be conducting any business on Tuesday, June 2. This is not a day off. This is a day to reflect and find ways to make real change. This is a day to #PullUp #BlackLivesMatter
With such easy access to an abundant amount of knowledge, information and truth, please be sure to properly educate and re-educate yourselves.
Click here to see what podcasts you can listen to that address racism.
Click here to see how you can help get justic for George Floyd.
Two shows that truly aided me in understanding the struggle of people of colour are When They See Us and 13th. When They See Us is a four episode series about the true story of The Exonerated Five and 13th is a documentary that explains the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Both are directed by the beautiful and powerful activist Ava DuVernay.
We, here at Cosmo ME, stand in solidarity with the world today.