Professional sports hold a special place in American culture, but never before have so many of our biggest sports stars stood up for social justice and donated their time and money to worthy causes. But it hasn’t always been easy or popular.
The shocking murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd have increased fears of what can happen to unarmed black men when targeted by racism and underscored the urgency of what is known in black culture as The Talk. Now, it’s time for all of us to listen.
For decades, fashion has used black culture to make established brands more popular. Now there are major moves to demonstrate Black Lives Matter all the way to the boardroom, and a trailblazing black supermodel is leading the way.
Policing in America is under scrutiny and governments are taking action to overhaul how police do their jobs. Some say it’s too much too soon, while other say it doesn’t go far enough.