25 Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Kay-Paris FernandesGetty Images In the wake of George Floyd's death and the nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality, it's important not to give up on the momentum and continue the fight to dismantle systemic racism in our society. There is an outpouring of support to organizations such as the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and Campaign Zero, but our work should not stop here, or with merely an Instagram post or a hashtag. Continue the #BlackLivesMatter conversation with those around you and further your own education by diving into this reading list by black authors. In
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Virgil Abloh Contributes IKEA Chair in Support of Racial Justice Groups

Virgil Abloh is one of a number of artists contributing pieces for an auction organized in support of racial justice groups.Abloh has contributed a piece circa 2019 that will be illustrated on and signed, with the auction winner's name also set to be added to the design. The starting bid for the piece, a Virgil Abloh x IKEA MARKERAD chair from Abloh's "personal archive," is $1. At the time of this writing, the total number of bids was nearing 50, with the current high mark at $1,400.The chair is part of Design Yard Sale's auction, all proceeds of which will
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Cowboys’ Dontari Poe likely to kneel, hopes Jerry Jones will express support for players

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe says he likely will kneel during the national anthem this season, and he's hoping team owner Jerry Jones will end his silence on racial injustice and express support for his players.Poe, who signed with Dallas as a free agent this offseason, told Bleacher Report that he has not spoken with Jones, who also is the Cowboys' general manager. Jones has not released a statement or spoken publicly since George Floyd's death in Minneapolis resulted in protests across the country."Haven't talked to Jerry at all," Poe told the website. "I hope he comes out and
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Glastonbury lights up Pyramid Stage in support of live music sector

Huge congratulations to @LightItInRed for uniting live events and arts organisations across the UK last night. #LightItInRed brought a wave of colour to highlight the plight of our much loved venues and the events industry. Well done to all in #Edinburgh who participated. — Unique Events (@UniqueEventsltd) July 7, 2020 #LightItInRed at #TheDome Brighton signally the crisis facing the events and arts industries — AnnaAlvarezCompania (@AnnaAlv79325748) July 7, 2020 We're grateful for the vital support announced by Government and await news about what it will mean for freelancers, suppliers and the wider theatre industry. So tonight we stand
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‘Game Of Thrones’ visual effects company says support needed to avoid “catastrophe”

The TV and film post-production industry is at risk of collapse due to a lack of business during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to the head of a leading visual effects (VFX) company Pixomondo, which has worked on titles including Game Of Thrones and Hugo. CEO Jonny Slow said government schemes have helped to “avoid financial catastrophe to date” but he’s worried about the future. Slow told Deadline: “VFX companies have lots of fixed costs in the form of employees, offices, and tech. That relies on a steady stream of new business to keep it going. Post-production is a
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Dreams is getting PlayStation VR support this month

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Dreams, the expansive game creation tool for the PlayStation 4, is getting VR support. Development studio Media Molecule made the announcement on the official PlayStation blog, saying that PlayStation VR compatibility would arrive as part of a free update later this month. There’ll be new tutorials that teach you how to create VR content, and the update will also bring games and experiences that are ready to play right away. There’ll be a lot of flexibility in the interface: VR experiences can be crafted both in and out of the PSVR headset, and PlayStation Move controllers are optional. Sculpting with
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Ray Fisher retracts support for Joss Whedon’s Justice League reshoots

You just know that there's one hell of a book waiting in the wings about the production of JUSTICE LEAGUE, covering everything from the very beginning all the way until the release of the Snyder Cut on HBO Max. Oh, to be a fly on those walls. We all know that Zack Snyder stepped away from post-production on JUSTICE LEAGUE due to a family tragedy, leading Warner Bros. to bring Joss Whedon onboard to rewrite portions of the film and oversee reshoots, which proved to be substantial. RELATED: HBO Max president aims for early to mid-2021 release for the JL
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High School Students Need More Support Now to Get Back on Track for College, Survey Shows – District Dossier

The disruption of the coronavirus pandemic on schools has left many incoming high school seniors behind on their college and career planning efforts. According to a new survey of almost 10,000 students, the roles of counselors, educators, and colleges will be significant in providing members of this class with the support they'll need to get back on track in the fall. Among students who have just completed their junior year, the study by Naviance, a college preparation app, found that large proportions had not yet engaged in the process of searching for colleges, visiting campuses, or even meeting to discuss postsecondary
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17 Black-Led LGBTQ+ Organizations & Groups to Support Right Now

We've signed petitions, marched alongside members of our community, and demanded justice for those we've lost, but we must continue to ask: What else can we do as allies to support the Black community? In addition to reading anti-racism books, watching Black history documentaries, supporting Black-owned businesses, and much more, you can consider donating to organizations who have made changes in their communities and continue to do so.In honor of Pride Month and in support of Black Lives Matter, here are 17 Black-Led LGBTQ+ services and activist groups you can help support right now through donations. These groups are bringing
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