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June 09, 2020

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Black lives matter. It’s no longer silent on these deep-rooted problems and barriers, and it’s worth repeating until the day it doesn’t need to be addressed again. As the world continues to demand justice upon the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many other innocent victims, it is time to bring more systemic change. The recent example of police brutality is heart-sickening, disturbing, devastating. It is impossible to ignore if you’re a human being. 
For people of color, it is not new. Black Americans represent only 13 percent of the American population. Black people are incarcerated five times more than white people. Black women are more than twice as likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women. 

 

some hands with different skin tone and the text written "One lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" Various skin toned hands with one above another for the Black lives matter movement.

It’s easier to post on Instagram and feel bad, but we need more to create real systematic change despite what is on headline news. As we people share our experience and journey on this planet, we have to be better and do better. There are various ways to do so aside from participating in peaceful protests and donations. How to show better support to black friends, neighbors, activists, and businesses in small ways also count in a big impact.
Indeed these are tough conversations about racism and systematic changes, but these can not be addressed only during moments of mass protests, but also persistently and in our daily lives. 
Here at Refresh, we are a team made up of people from many different backgrounds. We value equality. We listen and participate in changes for the better. 
Black Lives Matter. Black Health Matters. People of Colors Matter. People of Color Health Matters.
Black lives matter Different color toned hands created a heart shape for the Black live matters movement

 

See the sources where you can help

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Founded by Patrisse Cullors (@osopepatrisse), Alicia Garza (@chasinggarza), and Opal Tometi (@opalayo), The Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization whose mission is to end white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

BLM provides global leadership in the movement to save Black lives. Currently BLM is organizing protests across America in response to the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others as well as collecting signatures to #defundthepolice. 

To sign your name and donate go to: https://blacklivesmatter.com @blklivesmatter

NAACP

The NAACP is the foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States. Their mission is to secure political, educational, social, and economic rights in order to eliminate racial discrimination. They educate the public on their constitutional rights and fight racism against Black people through the enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. 

The NAACP is currently calling on the United Nations to step up and classify the mistreatment of Black people in the U.S. by the police as a human rights violation, and aggressively calling out the U.S. government in the process.

To sign your name and donate go to: https://www.naacp.org/ @naacp

ACLU

The ACLU is the nation’s premier defender of constitutional rights. With more than 1.5 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys and thousands of volunteer attorneys, the ACLU fights government abuse and vigorously defends individual freedoms. The ACLU Racial Justice Program takes on cases that have a wide-reaching effect on Black communities, supports grassroots movements for racial justice, and educates the public on racial inequality. 

The ACLU Racial Justice Program recently filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of journalists who were targeted by Mineeapolis and Minnesota police, and sent a letter to Minnesota officials  demanding that the prosecution of the police who killed George Floyd be taken out of the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and turned over to the Attorney General.

To donate go to: https://www.aclu.org @aclu_nationwide



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