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Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021
In the months since the police killing of George Floyd sparked a racial reckoning in the United States, American corporations have emerged as an unexpected leading source of funding for social justice.
Corporate giving to racial equity causes has far outpaced donations from foundations...
Monday, Jun. 29, 2020
The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...
Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020
As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, every major entertainment company in Hollywood issued statements of support for the black community.
But as unanimous as that show of solidarity was, it was also clear that this wasn't a fight Hollywood could...
Monday, Jun. 15, 2020
Steve James, Christopher Frierson, Alexandra Pelosi Among Documentarians Capturing Historic Protests
Christopher Frierson wasn't expecting to be tear-gassed at a recent protest in Brooklyn, but he's glad his camera was on. The documentary filmmaker has covered many protests and he's never experienced anything like he did that day when a thrown water bottle was met with that kind of police...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
Last week in The New York Times, critic-at-large Wesley Morris wrote that “THE MOST URGENT FILMMAKING anybody’s doing in this country right now is by black people with camera phones.” These citizens chronicle utter tragedy and social injustice--including the death of George Floyd, 46,...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020
Public interest in demonstrations following the death of George Floyd boosted news programming — none more so than CNN.
Since Floyd's death on Memorial Day in the custody of Minneapolis police, CNN's primetime audience is up 238 percent over last year, the Nielsen company said. Fox News...
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020
As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right.
Netflix's normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: "To be...
Monday, Jun. 1, 2020
It's not the first time that Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd's death.
On Monday, Lee released a short film titled "3 Brothers" connecting the death of Radio Raheem (played by...