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Prints by 80 artists and photographers to raise funds to support Black Lives Matter

June 6th, 2020|

The people behind The Earth Issue, a collective of creatives and climate activists from all over the world, have pulled together an emergency print fundraiser following the death of George Floyd. Over 80 artists, illustrators and photographers have donated a piece of their own work within the last 24 hours – available to purchase for £100 each online with 100% of profits going towards Bail Funds: George Floyd and the 4Front Project. The limited-edition print [...]

Paintings by Darrell Black that highlight social injustice and boldly advocate for change

June 6th, 2020|

Darrell Black uses acrylic paint, found objects and non-toxic hot glue to create 3D artworks on paper or canvas wood that give a sense of realism, often centred around themes of social injustice and racism. An American visual artist, who now lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany, Darrell refers to his work as Definism, an "optical artistic illusion that portrays various differences in human nature," as he explains it, "from life's everyday dramas to humankind's [...]

A single-frame film by Braden Summers celebrates trans-visibility and the expression of gender identity

June 6th, 2020|

Director and photographer Braden Summers has released a short film celebrating the resilience, joy and perseverance of the trans community, entirely shot in a single frame and one take. Called Frame of Mind: Elevate, it's inspired by the systemic injustices and social microaggressions that trans people face when expressing their gender identity and hopes to help eradicate bigotry. Featuring a trans heroine on her four-minute elevator ride in a busy New York City apartment building, [...]

Hundreds celebrate George Floyd’s life at a memorial service as protests continue worldwide

June 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Hundreds celebrate George Floyd’s life at a memorial service as protests continue worldwide

Mourners arrive to pay their respects to George Floyd at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina, on June 6, 2020. | Ed Clemente/Pool/AFP/Getty Images A socially distant public viewing was held before a private service for friends and family was broadcast. Hundreds [...]

The “kettling” of protesters, explained

June 7th, 2020|Comments Off on The “kettling” of protesters, explained

NYPD officers block the exit of the Manhattan Bridge as hundreds protesting police brutality and systemic racism attempt to cross into the borough of Manhattan from Brooklyn hours after a citywide curfew went into effect in New York. | Scott Heins/Getty Images The police crowd-control [...]

As the country reopens, black workers are getting left behind

June 7th, 2020|Comments Off on As the country reopens, black workers are getting left behind

A black man joins a Florida protest over the state’s poor unemployment insurance system. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite an overall drop, the black unemployment rate went up in May. As businesses around the United States begin to reopen amid the Covid-19-related economic collapse, the [...]

The fatal arrest of Manuel Ellis, another black man who yelled “I can’t breathe,” explained

June 7th, 2020|Comments Off on The fatal arrest of Manuel Ellis, another black man who yelled “I can’t breathe,” explained

A June 3 vigil for Manuel Ellis, a black man killed by police in Tacoma, Washington, in March 2020. | Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images A medical examiner ruled Ellis’s death as a homicide caused by a lack of oxygen and physical restraint. Manuel Ellis, a 33-year-old [...]