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#BlackOutTuesday Urges People To Stop Buying For A Day [Video]

#BlackOutTuesday Urges People To Stop Buying For A Day

Activists are urging people to refrain from buying anything on Tuesday.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 02:02Published
Warner Music hits IPO high note [Video]

Warner Music hits IPO high note

Warner Music Group received applause on Wall Street for the biggest IPO so far this year. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published
Mercedes F1 boss backs Hamilton on racial injustice [Video]

Mercedes F1 boss backs Hamilton on racial injustice

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff gives Lewis Hamilton his full backing for the passionate condemnation of racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:39Published
Warner Music Group Delays IPO Price for #BlackOutTuesday [Video]

Warner Music Group Delays IPO Price for #BlackOutTuesday

Warner Music Group delayed its IPO pricing to observe #BlackOutTuesday in response to the death of George Floyd. The company looks to raise nearly $2 billion.

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 00:22Published
'Big Three' join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice [Video]

'Big Three' join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are among the tennis players who joined the #BlackOutTuesday campaign against racial injustice, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:25Published
#BlackoutTuesday Takes Over Social Media [Video]

#BlackoutTuesday Takes Over Social Media

You may have noticed by now, Instagram and Twitter feeds were full of black squares Tuesday.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 01:47Published
Millions Show Support By Participating In #BlackoutTuesday, But Many Say Sharing Image Cannot Be Ending Point [Video]

Millions Show Support By Participating In #BlackoutTuesday, But Many Say Sharing Image Cannot Be Ending Point

Using the hashtags "Blackout Tuesday" and "The Show Must Be Paused," millions of social media users posted a black square to their accounts following days of unrest over the killing of George Floyd at..

Credit: CBS2 LA     Duration: 02:12Published
#BlackOutTuesday Takes Over Social Media As Corporations Are Urged To Go Silent In Solidarity Against Racism [Video]

#BlackOutTuesday Takes Over Social Media As Corporations Are Urged To Go Silent In Solidarity Against Racism

You may have noticed your social media feed was filled with black tiles in observance of Black Out Tuesday. It is a call to action to disrupt and dismantle racism. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 02:09Published
North Texas Companies Participate In #BlackoutTuesday [Video]

North Texas Companies Participate In #BlackoutTuesday

It's a show of solidarity against racism.

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 01:39Published
#BlackoutTuesday posts are diluting protesters’ messages, activists say [Video]

#BlackoutTuesday posts are diluting protesters’ messages, activists say

Credit: Digital Trends     Duration: 01:02Published
Music Industry Pushes Pause, Holds Blackout Tuesday [Video]

Music Industry Pushes Pause, Holds Blackout Tuesday

The music and entertainment industries are holding the #BlackoutTuesday initiative today, a movement to focus on building up the community instead of building up their business.

Credit: CBS2 LA     Duration: 01:26Published
Nashville music industry goes silent for Blackout Tuesday [Video]

Nashville music industry goes silent for Blackout Tuesday

Music City will go silent today for #BlackoutTuesday. It’s all part of an effort to show solidarity in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 01:43Published

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MILAN (AP) — When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback. Transgender model and actress Munroe Bergdorf..
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Film Veteran Who Called for Black Editors Defends Post: ‘Inclusion’ is Necessary for ‘Authentic Storytelling’

A black film editor responded Thursday to the uproar over his call for “black Union editors” on Facebook, saying, “to create authentic storytelling that touches diverse audiences, you must have..
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Jeff Zucker: CNN Staff Can Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Social, but Not ‘Defund the Police’

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During a digital staff town hall Wednesday, CNN chief Jeff Zucker outlined how staffers can express themselves personally online in the wake of unrest over the police killing of unarmed black man..
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Native Americans Take on Washington Redskins in Trailer for ‘Imagining the Indian’ Doc (Video)

If the 2020 NFL season kicks off on schedule, the Washington Redskins and the league will be met with some added pressure from the new documentary “Imagining the Indian” that aims to change the..
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Lifetime Yanks ‘Abby’s Virtual Dance Off’ After Abby Lee Miller Accused of Racism by ‘Dance Moms’ Alum

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Abby Lee Miller’s upcoming remote talent competition series, “Abby’s Virtual Dance Off,” has been pulled at Lifetime following accusations of racism made against Miller by “Dance Moms” alum..
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WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Tells Employees Racism Is a ‘Problem’ for Company

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In a panel on racism broadcast to WarnerMedia staff Thursday and obtained by TheWrap, CEO Jason Kilar admitted to his employees that racism is “a problem” for their company that he is committed to..
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LEGO Scales Back Marketing on Police and White House Toys, Donates $4 Million to Fight Racism

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Toymaker LEGO got unusually political this week after it announced Wednesday it will scale back marketing budgets and pause social media promotion of its police-themed toys sets in solidarity with the..
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Seattle musicians want more justice in industry, not just #BlackoutTuesday hashtag

The hashtag #BlackoutTuesday took social media by storm on Tuesday. But many Black musicians in Seattle and beyond said they wanted more substance and justice than an amorphous hashtag.
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High-Tech Firms Challenged to Give More Than Lip Service to BLM

high-tech firms challenged to give more than lip service to blm
Brands and retailers around the world posted black squares on their Instagram feeds in response to "Blackout Tuesday," to show support for protests against a police officer's killing of George Floyd on..
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Musicians Push Industry to Support Justice With Money, Not Hashtags

After the day of reflection #BlackoutTuesday, Warner Music announced a $100 million fund. Additional labels and tech platforms have promised unspecified contributions to other groups.
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Emily Ratajkowski slams those participating in #BlackOutTuesday who were silent for years: 'It's embarrassing'

The 28-year-old model took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her disdain for the #BlackOutTuesday trend on social media.
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Redskins' #BlackOutTuesday tweet prompts calls to change team name

The Washington Redskins' #BlackOutTuesday tweet prompted a backlash with many responses calling for the team to change its name.
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Emma Watson speaks out after criticism for initial Blackout Tuesday Instagram posts: ‘I stand with you’

Emma Watson is being taken to task by some on social media for her #BlackoutTuesday posts.
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Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers Ridiculed After Tweeting in Support of #BlackOutTuesday

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An attempt to associate themselves with an effort to fight systemic racism backfired on the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers after the NFL teams tweeted in support of the #BlackOutTuesday..
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The Great Instagram Blackout

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The LAPD Instigated a Riot, Falsely Arrested Me and Now I’m a #BLM Activist (Guest Blog)

I am white. I am 63 years old. I have lived in Hancock Park for 30 years. I have been blessed with good jobs in the entertainment industry. I coached Little League baseball and ref’d AYSO soccer. On..
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#BlackoutTuesday Takes Over Social Media As Corporations Urged To Go Silent In Solidarity Against Racism

You may have noticed your social media feed was filled with black tiles in observance of Black Out Tuesday. It is a call to action to disrupt and dismantle racism.
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Opinion: NFL teams participating in #BlackoutTuesday is too little, too late

NFL teams joined millions in highlighting #BlackoutTuesday on social media, but they have come up short ever since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee.
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BET to Address Systemic Racism With Slate of TV and Digital Specials

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BET will address systemic racism and the violence black people face in America via a series of television and digital specials throughout June, the network announced Tuesday. The first special —..
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The 49ers, Kaepernick's last NFL team, criticized for Blackout Tuesday post

The San Francisco 49ers — the NFL franchise that infamously helped push Colin Kaepernick out of the league — posted in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and used the hashtag..
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Eric Reid Rips The San Francisco 49ers For #BlackOutTuesday Tweet

Does he have a point?
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#BlackOutTuesday sweeps social media as U.S. street protests escalate

The hashtag #BlackOutTuesday became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals, including TV channels and celebrities, posted black screen shots to signal..
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Many influencers and brands have stopped their marketing campaigns to focus on messaging around the George Floyd protests

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· Many brands are issuing statements condemning racism and offering messages of solidarity to protesters following George Floyd's death. · Some companies are shuttering influencer-marketing..
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Why is Instagram Covered in Black Boxes? Blackout Tuesday Explained

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The hashtag #BlackOutTuesday has been the top trend on Twitter all day, while pictures of black images have been flooding Instagram. The grassroots social media campaign is a message of support for the..
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Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Looks Like ‘War Zone,’ ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Tells Her ‘It’s Fine’

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The co-head writer of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” wasn’t having it from “The View” co-host Meghan McCain Tuesday afternoon. McCain, a conservative voice on ABC’s women-focused..
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WarnerMedia Joins #BlackOutTuesday, Urges Employees to ‘Take Care’

In an email late Monday, WarnerMedia executive vice president and chief enterprise inclusion officer Christy Haubegger informed staff that WarnerMedia’s brands would be participating in the..
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Lil Nas X, Kehlani, Sade and More Criticize Blackout Tuesday: ‘People Need to See What’s Going On’

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Stars like Lil Nas X, Sadé and Kehlani, among others, have spoken out on Tuesday to criticize the Blackout Tuesday movement in which other celebrities and brands have posted blank, black squares on..
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