Dozens of Artists Post Black Boxes in Solidarity with BlackOut Tuesday

Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Green Day, Katy Perry, Normani and more artists are honoring #BlackOutTuesday

6/2/2020 4:50:00 PM

Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Green Day, Katy Perry, Normani and more artists are honoring BlackOutTuesday

The acts are posting black boxes on this day (June 2) of disconnecting from work to focus on community.

The effort was created by music industry executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang in reaction to the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and 46-year-old black man George Floyd, who was killed last week at the hands of a white police officer, videotaped putting his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as the father of two pleaded for his life and said"I can't breathe."

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The blackout"is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week," according to initiative'swebsite."Monday suggests a long weekend, and we can't wait until Friday for change. It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community," reads the effort's statement."We are tired and can't change things alone. In the meantime, to our Black friends and family: please take time for you and your mental health. To our allies, the time is now to have difficult conversations with family, friends and colleagues."

In honor of today's action, dozens of artists -- from Rihanna to Green Day, Ricky Martin, Kelly Rowland, Normani, Christina Aguilera, Alejandro Sanz, Radiohead, Jennifer Hudson, Beastie Boys, Paula Abdul, the Mavericks, Armin Van Buuren and many more -- honored the effort by posting black boxes on their social media feeds or statements of support. Rih Rih said it best in her post:"We ain't buying s--t!!! And we ain't selling s--t neither!! gang gang! #BLACKOUTTUESDAY."

Check out some of their posts below. Read more: billboard »

1 charged 3 to go! How to donate if you don’t have money Five Finger Discounts everywhere...YAY !!! Guess what! They are all hypocrites Stupid people! You’re all involved with a cover up and don’t even know it! What about the real blackout Tuesday When parts of washingtonDC lost comms through the night and now there are missing protestors?! RealBlackOut RealBlackOutTuesday

Interesting GeorgeFloyd BlackLivesMatter Katy Perry tried to warn you mfs but none of you people listened to her BeadArtist1 so they do fcuk all for a day?, am I reading this right? this song was created because of the unlawful death of Michael brown who had his hands up and was still murdered. Please take a listen for this is an extremely powerful song. This is not my song.

✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✡️☦️☢️🌠 ah, America is saved now, the artists are honoring. 🤦‍♂️ Billboard- we spit on blackouttuesday by pointing out who isn't. Someone explain this 🤨 What bout these kids who are being taught to hate since childhood I joined I wonder how close the violence and looting get to stars house before they really start getting involved..?

We don't have protesters we have bored people. The cops organized the protest here and closed the doors cause they have nothing to do... Mkultra is a wonderful thing!

California police are arresting dozens of protesters after curfew in Los Angeles and OaklandProtests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a former Minneapolis police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates. Why are you using SF as a geographical landmark? We know where Oakland is. I am the servant of St Joseph foster father of Our Lord Jesus. It is now illegal to protest when the goverment has said so.mjust like Iran and Venezuela. But why are the US the loudest screaming at other countries for banning protests? 🤷🏻‍♂️ most hypocrite country on earth. Yes some people are looting, but banning all protests is dictatorship

Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George FloydA few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the U.S. embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States. We must stand in solidarity against decades of institutionalised racism Geber They should wear like that, rather kneel down.

Records show Minneapolis police used neck restraint tactic dozens of times since 2015Since the beginning of 2015, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department have rendered people unconscious with neck restraints 44 times, according to an NBC News analysis of police records. NBC News’ Tom Winter reports. NBCNews You understand this means he’s going to get off. He’s been officially trained to perform this maneuver. It’s proven that people become unconscious from this move. It’ll be a slap on the wrist. NBCNews Hmm...those Blue States sure have a problem. NBCNews MSNBC uses film footage from the movie World War Z to push a narrative that the city was burning. I think they call this fakenews? GeorgeFloyd GeorgeFloydProtests Protests2020

Dozens Of Immigrant Families Who Were Separated At The Border Likely Shouldn't Have Been, An Internal Report FoundThe inspector general's report found that 40 children were separated from their parents for at least four weeks, although one didn't see their family for more than a year. Are we really surprised at this news? YEAH NO SHIT They bring in children to be sold into prostitution. So, some of them aren’t even their own children.

What the Music Industry Can Do to Show Solidarity on Blackout Tuesday, by #TheShowMustBePausedThe call for Blackout Tuesday — in which the music industry will basically stop everyday operations to protest police violence against the black community — rose so quickly over the weekend that ma… Pause what show? This makes no sense and is just a hash tag someone created. Cops have way more rights than you do To Reform the Police, Target Their Union Contract

Music Industry Observing ‘Black Out Tuesday’ In Solidarity With Black Community In George Floyd DeathThe music industry is observing “Black Out Tuesday” on June 2 in a message of solidarity in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Companies including Atlantic Records, C… Would love to see them raise money for the cause, is there a place I can donate?