Social Justice

Sephora Signs ‘15% Pledge’ to Carry More Black-Owned Brands

Sephora is the first significant business to take the Fifteen Perfect Pledge. The company promised to carry more black-owned brands at its stores across the nation.
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Netflix Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Collection of Movies and Shows

Netflix is launching a ‘Black Lives Matter’ collection that will highlight movies, shows and documentaries about the experience of black Americans.
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New York Repeals Police Secrecy Law After Letter Signed by Rihanna, Billie Eilish, and More

New York State lawmakers have decided to pass a bill to repeal statute 50-A, which keeps police officers’ disciplinary and personnel records private, following an open letter signed by hundreds in the entertainment industry.
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André 3000 Launches a Powerful T-Shirt Collection That Benefits the 'Movement for Black Lives'

Outkast frontman, André 3000, has launched a new t-shirt line meant to benefit the Movement for Black Lives. The t-shirts are inspired by his famous jumpsuit.
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Where to Support Black-Owned Restaurants Nationwide

Many Americans are turning the spotlight on black-owned businesses amid calls for justice and support for the black community. Find a list of black-owned restaurants, eateries and bars here.
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Teachers Reach Out for Help to Get Books by Black Authors in Classroom

While watching the protests across the country after the death of George Floyd, one teacher wanted to take this opportunity to educate her classroom.
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Rachel Lindsay Calls Out ‘Bachelor’ Franchise for Lack of Diversity

Rachel Lindsay is calling out the ‘Bachelor’ franchise for its lack of diversity for lead roles. ‘The Bachelorette’ shared her opinion on her personal blog.
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Offset Shares Why He Voted for the First Time

During yesterday’s primary elections in Georgia, Offset shared a message with his Instagram followers, ‘My first time ever voting because I wasn’t allowed! I overcame this obstacle and decided to make a real difference!!!!’
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‘Gone With the Wind’ Pulled From HBO Max Amid Protests

The Academy Award–winning 1939 film ‘Gone with the Wind’ was pulled from HBO Max amid ongoing protests over policing and racism in America. The four-hour film is set in the American South around the time of the Civil War.
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John Legend Explains What It Means to 'Defund' the Police

As protests persist across the nation many cities are impelling to defund their police departments. With many perplexed by what it all actually means, John Legend seized the opportunity to explain what defunding police would really look like.
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