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Blackout Tuesday: black squares dominate social media and spark debate

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Millions post black squares in support of Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd death, while others say it's reductive George Floyd protests: latest developments The protest movement sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis spread from the music business to social media on Tuesday as major institutions around the world posted black squares and stopped online activity in solidarity. The BlackoutTuesday hashtag dominated social media, as musicians, actors, major museums, social media companies and ordinary users all took part. But the hashtag was...
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Architects and designers post black squares on Instagram in support of racial equality

Architects and designers post black squares on Instagram in support of racial equality

1 month ago   |   By Dezeen

Architects and designers have joined over a million people around the world in posting a black square to Instagram in solidarity with those protesting for racial equality following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
David Adjaye, Jessica Walsh, Tom Dixon, Camille Walala, Yinka Ilori, Morag Myerscough, Formafantasma, Studio Drift, Charles Holland and Bec Brittain are among the thousands of architects and designers to have posted a black square on Instagram.
The majority of these posts are not accompanied by any caption. However, many of those posting the square used the hashtag...
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Blackout Tuesday: Protest against George Floyd's death spreads far beyond music - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

What began as a music industry plan to pause business for a day and focus on racial injustice has filled social media with black boxes, messages of support and calls to donate to civil rights organizations.
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Social media feeds go dark as tens of millions post for Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with George Floyd protests

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Social media feeds have gone dark as tens of millions of people posted for Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with the George Floyd protests.
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Tens of millions join Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with George Floyd protests

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Social media feeds went dark and quiet on Tuesday as tens of millions of people showed solidarity with the black community following the death of George Floyd in US police custody.
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