Explore these resources on antiracism, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and inspiring black voices to follow

If you haven’t experienced racism in your life then the current unrest in America may seem unfathomable. At Models.com we stand in support of peaceful protests and the #blacklivesmatter movement. We wish to highlight black voices from within the fashion industry and beyond as they express their thoughts, opinions and knowledge. For those struggling to understand why the #blacklivesmatter is so important on a global scale, we have provided resources below to help explain the complex issues faced in America.

“Racism Is A Global Issue”: Edward Enninful On The Importance Of Cultivating An Anti-Racist Agenda

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We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve.

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Over THREE MILLION of you signed our petition demanding justice for #GeorgeFloyd. Without all of you and the brave people of Minneapolis putting their lives on the line by hitting the pavement and protesting every single night, #DerekChauvin may have NEVER been arrested. The protesting and anger you see on TV is a direct response to the systemic failures that have plagued Black communities for decades. We did not create this problem. The police officers who abuse our communities and prosecutors who fail to hold them accountable created this problem. It's time for a change. So let’s keep fighting for #WinningJustice. Text DEMANDS to 55156 to call on public officials to adopt a set of demands that will, over time, reduce the overall impact of policing in ways that are concrete and tangible, including: Here is the truth: policing is a violent institution that must end. If we do not take steps to deter public and private officials from supporting, investing, and protecting an unaccountable police force then we risk losing countless Black lives. Strengthen police use-of-force policies to protect human life and rights. End ‘broken windows’ policing and stop unnecessary prosecution of low-level offenses. Establish effective civilian oversight boards with investigative and subpoena powers. Respond to mental health crises with healthcare, not policing responses. Require independent investigations in all cases where police kill or seriously injure people. End the profit motive in policing. Invest in healthy communities not policing Do away with unfair protections for officers in police union contracts and Law Enforcement Officers’ ‘Bills of Rights.’ Increase transparency and accountability for officers with records of misconduct

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

Official Black Lives Matter social media graphics and resource toolkit

We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

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@wholefoods @target @shopmedmen @walmart @saks @sephora @netaporter @barnesandnoble @homedepot I am asking you to commit to buying 15% of your products from Black owned businesses. . So many of your businesses are built on Black spending power. So many of your stores are set up in Black communities. So many of your sponsored posts are seen on Black feeds. This is the least you can do for us. We represent 15% of the population and we need to represent 15% of your shelf space. . Whole Foods if you were to sign on to this pledge, it could immediately drive much needed support to Black farmers. Banks will be forced to take them seriously because they will be walking in with major purchase orders from Whole Foods. Investors for the very first time will start actively seeking them out. Small businesses can turn into bigger ones. Real investment will start happening in Black businesses which will subsequently be paid forward into our Black communities. . Dont get me wrong, I understand the complexities of this request. I am a business Woman. I have sold millions of dollars of product over the years at a business I started with $3500 at a flea market. So I am telling you we can get this figured out. This is an opportunity. It is your opportunity to get in the right side of this. . So for all of the ‘what can we do to help?’ questions out there, this is my personal answer. #15PercentPledge . I will get texts that this is crazy. I will get phone calls that this is too direct, too big of an ask, too this, too that. But I don’t think it’s too anything, in fact I think it’s just a start. You want to be an ally? This is what I’m asking for.

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Black Lives Matter Carrd with up-to-date quick protest resources, petitions and links.

Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial — and the verdict that sparked civil unrest. Watch LA 92.

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Watch When They See Us.

Scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Watch 13TH.

A collection of various books, podcasts, videos and articles about antiracism for white people:

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6th Ave & 14th St, Dec 2014. We're exhausted.

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