Social Justice

JAY-Z Takes Out Full-Page Newspaper Ads Across the Country to Honor George Floyd

On Tuesday, June 2, as the nation entered its sixth day of protest, rapper Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter and his Roc Nation brand took out full-page advertisements in newspapers across the country to honor his name and call for social change.
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10 Podcasts That Highlight Social and Racial Justice

Finding the right resources can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some of the best podcasts to help you stay informed, listen to the discussion, and learn about all of the ways you can help when the news cycle is tough.
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Drake and The Weeknd Make Six-Figure Donations to Black Lives Matter Causes

Drake and The Weeknd have both made significant donations to Black Lives Matter causes. The Weeknd donated to Black Lives Matter Global Network, Know Your Rights, and National Bail Out. Drake made a donation to National Bail Out.
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Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, and More Honor 'BlackOut Tuesday'

The music industry is taking a stand, or rather a pause in order to observe and support “BlackOut Tuesday” part of the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative calling for “a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation…”
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What Is 'BlackOut Tuesday' and How to Participate and Show Solidarity

The initiative was organized by Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other African American citizens by police.
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What They're Saying: Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and More Speak Out About the Death of George Floyd

As protests across the county ensue, many of these musicians have been at the front lines of the peaceful protests. Additionally, these artists are sharing ways across Twitter and Instagram, in which we can all support black lives.
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Music Industry Plans to Pause to 'Disconnect From Work and Reconnect' with Community

Using the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused, labels and other industry services are planning a media blackout on Tuesday, June 2nd, and call for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”
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JAY-Z Calls Minnesota Governor 'As a Dad' to Talk About Justice for George Floyd

Rapper Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter, put in a call to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz over the tumultuous weekend that saw protests and violence spread to numerous U.S. cities following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minnesota Police.
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'I Just Want to Live:' 12-Year-Old Boy's Song Following George Floyd's Death Goes Viral

Keedron Bryant shared the heartfelt song about his reality of living as a young black man in America on Instagram has gone viral. It comes on the heels of George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of police. Watch now.
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