Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Black Lives Matter Activist

2 May 2021

THEGUARDIAN.com

In an interview with The Guardian, while talking about her documentary "Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power"

The majority of the film is me talking about my experiences, being the darkest member of my band in my very white pop world. I really wanted people to see that just because I’m successful doesn’t mean I’m not going to be affected by racism.

Black Lives Matter Activist

Encourages Voting

17 Aug 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram

I’m really proud to be a part of the @morethanavote founding team and to share our call to action. When George Floyd was murdered and all of us organized in the streets and on social media to demand action, More Than a Vote came together. We are a coalition of Black athletes using our influence to educate, energize and protect Black voters. The letter we released today tells you what we’re doing and how you can help. Take the time to read this and consider stepping up. Black voter suppression in 2020 is very real and we need you in the game! #BlackLivesMatter #VoterSuppression
T.I.

Black Lives Matter Activist

14 Jun 2020

BILLBOARD.com

During a protest in Atlanta after Rayshard Brooks’ shooting

I don’t give a damn what your opinion is of the person. I don’t give a damn what he did. The man didn’t deserve to die like that. And any policeman out here who stands behind that s**t your ass in trouble too

Black Lives Matter Activist

9 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram, sharing a picture from a protest

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE. #noracism🚫

Black Lives Matter Activist

8 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

Adam Lambert participated in the Black Lives Matter protest along the stretch of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles.

Madonna

Black Lives Matter Activist

8 Jun 2020

COM.sg

Madonna marched in crutches in Central London alongside protesters to proclaim justice for George Floyd and in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

Black Lives Matter Activist

Advocates Racial Equality

4 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram

I commit to listen, learn and take action. I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long. I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change. I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations. Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below. Color of Change - @ColorofChange Fair Fight Action - @FairFightAction The NAACP - @NAACP Equal Justice Initiative - @eji_org
John Boyega

Black Lives Matter Activist

4 Jun 2020

COSMOPOLITAN.com

During a Black Lives Matter protest

Imagine this: a nation that is set up with individual families that are thriving, that are healthy, that communicate, that raise their children in love, have a better rate of becoming better human beings and that’s what we need to create… Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting.

Black Lives Matter Activist

4 Jun 2020

TWITTER.com

YUNGBLUD participated in Black Lives Matters protests.

Black Lives Matter Activist

4 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram, along with a video of him singing "Killing in the Name"

they wrote this song in 1992 it’s been 28 years since, and every word still applies. #RageAgainstTheMachine #ProsecuteKillerCops #BlackLivesMatter @travisbarker
Ariana Grande

Black Lives Matter Activist

3 Jun 2020

COM.sg

Ariana Grande has been seen walking at the Black Lives Matter protest and has shared helpful resources in the hopes of encouraging fans to stand up against police brutality and racism.

Black Lives Matter Activist

2 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram, along with a picture of a receipt of a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter Global Network

keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives. Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount. #blacklivesmatter
Virgil Abloh

Black Lives Matter Activist

2 Jun 2020

WWD.com

In a tweet, in response to backlash after his $50 donation to the Black Lives Matter protest bail fund, clarifying that he donated $20,500

Yesterday I spoke out about how my stores and stores of friends were looted. I apologize that it seemed like my concern for those stores outweighed my concern for our right to protest injustice and express our anger and rage in this moment I also joined a social media chain of friends who were matching $50 donations. I apologize that appeared to some as if that was my only donation to these important causes. As many have said, buildings are brick-and-mortar and material things can be replaced, people can’t. Black lives matter. In this moment, those other things don’t.

Black Lives Matter Activist

1 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram

A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us. It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement. This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. This is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally. I hope others in my position do as well. I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject, as I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so, (2) not the subject of the movement, and (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.

Black Lives Matter Activist

1 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram, in reference to the Black Lives Matter riots

I’m quite overwhelmed y’all. Anyone else? I’m also confused because I’ve always been a for peace kind of person, that has always been my identity. I’ve always been against violence, not wanting to be violent because I don’t want violence overtake my spirit but now here I am watching material things burn to the ground, and I feel a sense of comfort.

Black Lives Matter Activist

1 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram, along with a picture of her in a protest

#solidarity #togetherness #blacklivesmatter

Black Lives Matter Activist

1 Jun 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram

It’s become very clear to me that some of you need to see what I’ve seen. Please swipe through this. These pictures and videos don’t even scratch the surface. It’s easy from the comfort of your home to watch looting and rioting on television and condone the violent measures being taken by forces. But what you don’t see is innocent peaceful protestors being shot at and tear gassed and physically assaulted relentlessly. You think it’s not happening, it’s only the “thugs” and the “riots”, right? The police are keeping you safe right? You’re wrong. This is happening everywhere. And innocent people exercising their rights to speech and assembly are facing violence and abuse of power. With all of our medical professionals being CONSUMED and EXHAUSTED with Covid, there is little to no medical attention available. I have first hand treated men women and children who have been shot in the chest, the face, the back. Some will lose vision some have lost fingers. I have been covered in innocent blood. My father is a black man. My mother is an EMT. This week I had to put those two associations together in ways that have horrified me. This is NOT a virtue signaling post. But I HAVE to show you what I am witnessing with my own eyes. With Trump’s decision today to enforce the mobilization of armed forces on our own citizens, this has escalated beyond your privilege and comfort to not care. Please care. We are begging you to care. This is war on Americans. This is everyone’s problem. Everyone’s. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Black Lives Matter Activist

31 May 2020

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to a video presenting police brutality against BLM protesters

F*****g disgusting. Help where you can. I’ve signed and donated. If you have the means, I hope you do too. https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#

Black Lives Matter Activist

31 May 2020

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, while at the Black lives matter protest in NY

Protest happening now at #BarclaysCenter #BlackLivesMatter #NYCPROTEST

Black Lives Matter Activist

30 May 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram, along with a picture of him in a Black Lives Matter protest

justice soon...

Black Lives Matter Activist

30 May 2020

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram, along with a picture of her protesting in support of Black Lives Matter

Show up.

Black Lives Matter Activist

22 May 2019

COM.br

T.I. spoke at a Congressional Black Caucus press conference on the importance of investing in Black communities at the Capitol Visitors Center.

Quentin Tarantino

Black Lives Matter Activist

4 Nov 2015

LATIMES.com

In an interview with Los Angeles Times after participating in a police brutality protest

All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that […] I do believe that the cops who killed Eric Garner are murderers. I do believe that when Walter Scott was shot in the back in the park eight times by a cop, he was murdered. I do believe Tamir Rice was murdered.

Black Lives Matter Activist

24 Oct 2015

NYPOST.com

In a protest against police brutality in New York

I’m a human being with a conscience […] And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered. When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.