You may be wondering why you woke up this morning to find friends, families, celebrities, corporations and other individuals posting black squares on their social media accounts.

Tuesday, June 2, is Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds.


Organizers said they wanted Tuesday to be “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” through “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”

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