The silence amongst individuals, brands and outlets is deafening —— below are some of the media outlets making a stand. They are showing their audiences black lives matter and are choosing to be on the right side of history.
“We’re all outraged by the racial injustices that continue to happen in our country and many are wondering what they can do to help. For those wanting to take action but are not sure where to begin, we’ve put together a list of resources on where to donate, how to contact politicians, and what petitions you should sign. Read about all of the ways you can demand justice over George Floyd’s death at the link in our bio. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#BlackLivesMatter”
“iOne Digital stands in solidarity with all things Black.
Activism is multifaceted. We need soldiers on the streets. We need financial backers. We need organizers. We need pray warriors. And, we need storytellers. iOne Digital has long been committed to sharing Black stories, fighting for Black lives and championing Black success. Each day our team remains committed to magnifying one simple truth: Black lives have always mattered.
As we move into a different phase in the fight for social justice, we implore our community to finance the movement, engage in the movement, and to remain devoted to those who tell our stories, from our lens. Here’s how.
Donate Your Dollars, Consistently. Our leadership and activism must have funding. Find Black-led organizations that align with our goals, such as Black Visions Collective, The National Bail Out Collective, and Until Freedom, and invest in them regularly to ensure that have the resources to continue our fight.
Find Your Role. We are all in this fight. Spread the word. Join local organizations. Send resources. Withhold financial support from companies. Engage in active prayer. Determine how you can support creating change.
Beware of Those Who Wish to Co-opt the Movement. Look beyond the hashtag. Follow the official sites of movement leaders for directives. Go to the main content hubs for organizations such as Black Lives Matter, Until Freedom and NAACP for facts and actions steps.
We stand together.
—The Editorial Team, iOne Digital
“We know you usually come here for memes and laughs, but we need to address something critical right now. It took 5 days for the Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd to be taken into custody. Five days to make an arrest for a murder, that was broadcast across the nation, which left no questions about what took place.
Yet Minnesota State Police found reason this morning to instantly arrest CNN journalist Omar Jimenez for nothing other than exercising his right to report the news. He was released later this morning.
This double standard should tell you everything you need to know about why intense and emotional demonstrations continue in Minneapolis, where mourners and protesters have taken to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd.
They have also done so in Kentucky for Breonna Taylor, an EMT who was shot in her own home by law enforcement in March. The police didn’t even knock.
Rather than use his platform to heal a nation struck by pain and division, President Trump tweeted last night that the “thugs” in Minneapolis should be punished, and “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The chilling threat was also tweeted from the official White House account.
Twitter flagged both tweets for glorifying violence.
None of us are absolved from the hard work of undoing racism in a country literally built by slaves, where decades of white supremacy have informed government policy, where racist depictions embed fear and suspicion of fellow Americans that often turn deadly. We’ve included a link to anti-racism resources shared by activist and advocate @mspackyetti in our Stories.
To demand justice for George Floyd, text FLOYD to 55156
If you can, donate to groups working to loosen racism’s brutal grip on society, like the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which provides aid to those trapped in the criminal justice system if they can’t pay bail.
@betches_sup *this caption was updated after the officer was taken into custody”
“The death in Minneapolis this week of #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man killed by a white police officer—who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd yelled that he couldn’t breathe—has sparked outrage around the country and protests, as well widespread looting, in Minneapolis. While the death of Floyd is indeed horrible, it is also far from unique. This latest tragedy came three months after Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed by two white men (one a former police officer) while on a jog in his southeastern Georgia neighborhood, as well as two months after the death of Breonna Taylor, shot at least eight times by police officers who had attempted to enter her Louisville apartment without announcing themselves.
It has also surfaced a familiar image, one that has now been given a powerful new meaning: @Kaepernick7kneeling to protest racism and police brutality in America. Now, looking at the image of Floyd’s neck being crushed by a white police officer’s knee next to Kaepernick’s knee on the football field, the athlete’s show of activism feels disturbingly poignant and incredibly important. It should have always been important, but now those who were confused or put off before have a visual representation of exactly what his intent was and still is today. It is also a reminder that there is a long way to go for equal justice in this country and why we must all keep fighting. Tap the link in our bio for more details.”
“To those fighting injustice, in the streets or in your homes, we stand with you.
Justice for George Floyd.
Justice for Tony McDade.
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery.
Justice for Breonna Taylor.
Text FLOYD to 55156
“We stand for change.
We stand for justice.
We stand for diversity.
We stand for unity.
“You are not powerless. Demand justice for George Floyd—sign petitions, donate, reach out to representatives, and support protestors. Link in bio.”
“Black Americans are dying because of the way they look, because of the color of their skin. Allure covers beauty… the way we look. As Minneapolis, Louisville, and communities across America continue to fight for justice, this weekend Allure’s feed will be devoted entirely to celebrating Black beauty. It is our way of combating the traumatic photos and videos that have been so prominent this week, and of celebrating the community most affected by this trauma, and the many that have come before.
If you have the means and are looking at ways to help, please consider contributing to these causes: @mnfreedomfund, @nationalbailout, @colorofchange, @reclaimtheblock, @blackvisionscollective, @brooklynbailfund, @freethemall2020, @bailproject, @aclumn. #BlackLivesMatter”
“Turn knowledge into intentional action. We must continuously educate ourselves and our peers on white privilege, black history, our country’s justice system and its relationship to those in power. Only through continuous learning and action are we able to ensure that this is not just a moment, but a movement.
Swipe to learn how to donate and please review this list of anti-racism literature. All of the books in this stack are non-fiction sources.? A good place to start is Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race, Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, and Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy. ?
“Black Lives Matter
The Rolling Stone news video today is 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which marks the time in which George Floyd was pinned to the ground with a police officer’s knee on his neck, resulting in his death.
Bail funds, legal aid, and other organizations working to help activists seeking justice for George Floyd and other victims of police violence are listed in the link in our bio.”