Minorities and BIPOC, though they are responsible for creating the culture we now enjoy, are sadly pushed to the sidelines on lineups.
We recognize we need to do more work to lift up, highlight, and book BIPOC artists. Now, when we’re focusing so much on the contributions of these individuals to our culture, and forever after these protests are over, we recognize them.
Here are just a few artists you can stream right now to help during this time. This is not an exhaustive list, and, more importantly, streaming should not be the only thing you do to help, but it can help.
Black Lives Matter.
Felix Da Housecat
PLACES TO DONATE:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
SIGN A PETITION:
Justice for George Floyd on change.org
From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”
#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org
From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.“
CONTACT STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS:
Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman
Donation/outreach information via Slam Online | Photo via Rukes.com