Lives Matters #BlackLivesMatter #BlackoutTuesday

#BlackLivesMatter: Rihanna, Quincy Jones, Spotify, others across the music industry, and social media shed light on racism after the deaths of George Floydand other black Americans at the hands of police brutality.

Artists and entertainers including Drake, Kevin Hart, The Weeknd, and Rihanna showed their support this Tuesday on social media, by sharing a black photo and using the hashtags #blackouttuesday and #theshowmustbepaused to help draw attention to the effort.

We ain’t buying (expletive)!!! and we ain’t selling (expletive) neither!! gang gang!

Rihanna captioned her Blackout Tuesday post and tagging her beauty and fashion brands.

Other Instagram stars, Eri Anton, Katelyn Rae Byrd, Elina Jotie, and Neyleen Ashley also stood in solidarity by sharing blacked out photos. Neyleen Ashley; a Cuban-American model and aspiring actress known for taking the Internet and social media by storm in 2016; said she’s been “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

black lives matters
Latino lives matters
Asian lives matters
Indian lives matters
white lives matters
any lives matters
speak up but don’t rob
speak up you dumb
speak up por favor
speak up if so
” said Alessandra Sironi.

Some solidarity posts:

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We are all the same! We all have arms, legs, a brain a heart and feelings…. We all have a voice that wants and needs to be heard. No one has the same skin color! Everyone deals with racism at some point in their life! We need to make 2020 the first year where we finally stop this bullshit of division! Everyone is equal and deserves a fair chance. Stop the violence and show the love! Stop the crime and looting! Stop the grudges and forgive each other!! If everyone changes their way of thinking negative and turn this into a positive movement, something will get done! The black community is hurting and we need to be there for them and love them! They are us and we are them! 🙏🧎🏿🧎🏾🧎🏽🧎🏼🧎🏻🧎 #blacklivesmatter #blackandwhite #blackouttuesday

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