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Anish Kapoor Wants Museums to Stop Tokenizing Non-Western Artists

The police killing of George Floyd in May sparked mass protests nationwide with Black Lives Matter demonstrators demanding racial justice and pressuring local officials to to defund police departments. Brands, organizations, and individuals have also taken to social media to show their support for BLM by posting statements, resources and lists to help educate viewers […]

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Anish Kapoor Wants Museums to Stop Tokenizing Non-Western Artists

The police killing of George Floyd in May sparked mass protests nationwide with Black Lives Matter demonstrators demanding racial justice and pressuring local officials to to defund police departments. Brands, organizations, and individuals have also taken to social media to show their support for BLM by posting statements, resources and lists to help educate viewers […]

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5 Black-Owned Skate Brands on How You Can Support the Community

Ongoing demands for justice and actionable change have sparked a profound evaluation of how systemic racism operates across many communities. The skate world too has seen it’s own reckoning. Na-Kel Smith took to Instagram to share his experiences of racism throughout his career, and others in the sport have also come forward to share similar […]

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Virgil Abloh Announces $1 Million USD Scholarship Fund for Black Creatives

Off-White™ and Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh has announced the launch of a $1 million USD scholarship fund for Black creatives in America. The Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund has been funded by Abloh himself, as well as a number of his creative partners, and will provide financial help “for students of academic promise of […]

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Couple That Painted Over Black Lives Matter Mural Charged With Hate Crime

According to reports, the couple seen painting over a Black Lives Matter mural in a now-viral video have now been charged with a hate crime.The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has revealed that David Nelson and Nicole Anderson are now facing three misdemeanor counts, including violation of civil rights, vandalism and possession of tools […]

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Young Black Designers Want to Dismantle the Fashion Power Structure

The fashion industry is facing a reckoning. Since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against racial injustices spread all over the world, companies are being forced to confront their racist behaviors. The public has criticized some brands for releasing statements supporting the fight against racism while failing to address a lack […]

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Driver Who Rammed BLM Protesters Not Even Charged With Crime

A driver in what looks like a Dodge Durango rammed a crowd of protesters in Times Square last night, dragging one person a whole block. News this morning is that the driver was taken into custody but released and will face no charges. They are getting away with it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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WNBA Dedicates 2020 Season to Social Justice

As the NBA seeks to include more social justice messaging, the WNBA is taking a more overt tact with two new initiatives. The league and players association (WNBPA) have announced two new programs set to coincide with the forthcoming 2020 season: The Justice Movement and the WNBA/WNBPA Social Justice Council in a statement.Both initiatives will […]

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This Print Sale is Raising Money For The Black Lives Matter Movement

Launching this week, US-based initiative Don’t Back Down! is raising money for charities across the country which support the Black Lives Matter movement, by selling prints from over 40 notable photographers.Featuring work from the likes of Jamel Shabazz, Danielle Levitt, Sasha Frolova and David Corio, each order will be printed at the black-owned Contact Photo […]

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Art for Your Home: Virgil Abloh Chair, Joy Yamusangie Mixed Media Piece & More

Every week we curate notable art releases by diverse artists, studios, and art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, books, collectible figures and more. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd, we are highlighting the work of Black artists as a way to […]

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A Growing List of 90+ Black-Owned Galleries and Museums to Support Across the Globe

Black Lives Matter demonstrations have erupted across the country since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Protesters from New York City to Los Angeles are calling for racial justice and pressuring local officials to to defund police departments following Floyd’s death in the hands of local authorities as well as […]

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NBA to Allow Social Messages on Team Jerseys

Last month, the English Premier League announced that participating football teams can feature Black Lives Matter and NHS logos on their jerseys this season, and now the basketball world is following their lead, with the NBA announcing a similar arrangement. According to a new report from ESPN, the National Basketball Player’s Association came to an agreement […]

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80 Artists Are Launching Aerial Demonstrations Over Detention Centers Nationwide

Ahead of this year’s Independence Day, 80 artists will send messages over hidden detention facilities, immigration courts, borders, former internment camps and other sites of historic relevance. Written with water vapor, the messages can be seen and read for miles. Founded by artists Cassils and rafa esparza, this groundbreaking national intervention called In Plain Sight […]

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Twitter Engineers Remove Racially Insensitive Terms in Programming

An email last year within Twitter inspired the company’s engineering team to replace racially insensitive or discriminatory terms in programming, and now the process is accelerating thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement.The email itself included the phrase “automatic slave rekick,” which enraged Regynald Augustin, a Black programmer at the tech giant. While he was […]

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Jorja Smith Spotlights Black Lives Matter Protests in New Video for “Rose Rouge”

After dropping a new cover of St Germain’s “Rose Rouge” as part of Blue Note Records’ upcoming Bluenote Re:imgained album, Jorja Smith has released visuals for the jazz-infused track. Directed by Samona Olanipekun and produced by Aws Al-Jezairy, the video is a compilation of photographs and footage from Black Lives Matter protests. The images show […]

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