- In The Know
On Sept. 1, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned heads when he kneeled before the start of a preseason game as the national anthem played in the background. As a result, Kaepernick, who had wanted to make a statement in light of the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Freddie Gray, quickly became the face of sports activism. Despite the backlash he received, he set off an incredibly important conversation about the role that professional athletes have in the fight for racial justice.
- Yahoo Life
'This is the only way to get real change': How Black Americans are using their purchasing power as a means of protest on #BlackOutDay2020
Calvin Martyr and the Blackout Coalition are encouraging Black Americans to halt spending on Tuesday in protest of racial inequality.
- Yahoo Life
As Black creators gain sudden exposure on TikTok and Instagram, social media platforms begin to acknowledge inherent biases
Black content creators call on social media platforms to support their work as #blackouts lead to greater exposure.
On Saturday, September 30, The March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women convened on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to bring attention to the specific injustices Black women face. In an interview with the Washington Post , Farah Tanis, the executive director of Black Women’s Blueprint, the organization behind the March for Black Women, spoke out about the decision to hold the march on the same day.
- Julie Ricevuto
Actress and model Zendaya, who is known for her outspoken nature when it comes to racial inequality, claims she was refused service in a store while with a friend because of her skin tone.