Black Lives Matter from the Perspective of a Protester

George Floyd. The man that sparked the newest wave of unrest. George Floyd was a 46 year old Black man who was killed by a police officer. The officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for eight minutes while George pleaded for his life repeatedly yelling “I can’t breathe”. After this story surfaced that was kind of like the last straw for the Black community … Continue reading Black Lives Matter from the Perspective of a Protester

Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

Are you able to find shampoo or ”skin”-colored products suitable for your hair type and skin tone? Can you flip open a magazine or switch on your TV and see people of your race represented? Have you ever had a teacher who looks like you? Do you feel safe in the presence of police? Have you ever been the only person of your race in … Continue reading Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

Halsey Creates Black Creators Fund

With the protests occurring all over America, Halsey has decided to create a to amplify black creators’ art, voice, and perspective. Halsey’s team will entirely fund Halsey’s Black Creator Fund. Halsey is a biracial American singer; her mother is Irish, Italian, and Hungarian while her father is African-American. Halsey has attended multiple protests explaining, “They opened fire of rubber bullets and teargas multiple times on … Continue reading Halsey Creates Black Creators Fund

How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

America’s desperate struggle to achieve equality throughout history has been manifested into hundreds of riots and protests across the nation. Violent, sometimes, and peaceful for the majority. The death of George Floyd stood as the last straw for African American citizens. These riots have both helped and hindered the Black Lives Matter movement by bringing it positive and negative attention. Not only did it abruptly … Continue reading How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood