Both Google and Yelp have reported a drastic surge in searches for Black-owned businesses since the beginning of June. Now both companies are adding icons that help customers more easily identify Black-owned businesses.
Nine of 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council — a veto-proof majority — have publicly committed to dismantling the entire Minneapolis Police Department and rebuilding it from the ground up.
Her election is further sign of the black community’s increasing political influence in Ferguson. In 2014, the city had one black council member. Now four of six council seats are filled by African Americans.
As protests on the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other black Americans surge across the country, several cities — including Alexandria, Birmingham, and Fort Myers — have begun removing Confederate monuments and several more plan to do so imminently.
What has most helped me start putting pen to paper today is realizing that the world is actually exactly the same as it was a month ago. What has changed is my understanding of our reality.
If we choose, we can take meaningful action to bring about our next systems right now.