“I use my platform and art to speak up for and shine a light on my community and my people because Black Lives Matter.”
George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are all names of Black individuals whose lives were violently taken from them by police or white people, just in the past few months. Their deaths have rightfully spurred renewed grief, anger, and a continued call for justice and accountability from a system set up to bolster white people and perpetuate violence against Black people. This violence against the Black community is not new, but as a result of the recent devastating loss of life, protests against police brutality have occurred in cities across the United States over the past week. These largely peaceful protests have been met with numerous instances of unnecessary police violence and curfew orders across the country.
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