Entertainment Spike Lee encouraged by the current Black Lives Matter protests
Rock and indie artists voice their support for Black Lives Matter protests
Green Day, Garbage and Tom Morello have all shown supportActs such as Green Day, Garbage, and Rage Against The Machine have shared messages on social media in support of Black Lives Matter, with Green Day posting on Instagram, 'Demand justice + do your part. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter'.
Legendary directorhas been encouraged by the recent spate of Black Lives Matter protests across America, even though he acknowledges that the entire country is currently in turmoil.
The Oscar winning filmmaker made this admission to, as he added that he is currently taking the aftermath to George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin “day by day.”
Twitter downloads peak amid Black Lives Matter protests
Twitter has experienced a major increase in usage and mobile app downloads since the protests broke out over the murder of George Floyd last week, according to TechCrunch. While news sites and channels are reasonable resources for getting updates on the Black Lives Matter movement and the respective protests rippling across the US, social media platforms are far faster at delivering information on what's happening in the world in real time -- and instead of select material being provided by companies or big media, it's being shared by the public.
"My heart is in a good place, though. Something I've seen on television, I wanted to see with my own eyes, and what has given me strength is my fellow white brothers and sisters out there. Strong! And they have joined their black and brown sisters, locked arms, step-in-step…”
“And what's really even giving me more hype, the number of young white brothers and sisters [protesting.] That's given me hope! We had the Panther movement, the anti-war movement, the women's movement," he added. "We haven't seen this since the '60s. So that gives me hope."
Earlier this week, Lee had some very pointed words for the current commander in chief Donald Trump’s recent actions. He told thethat Trump is “a gangster” who is also “trying to be a dictator,” in response to the president’s threat to use the military to stop the protests against police brutality.
Rachel Adedeji slams Hollyoaks response to Black Lives Matter movement
Rachel Adedeji has slammed 'Hollyoaks' response to the Black Lives Matter movement, as she claims she a senior producer used a racist word to refer to her on set.The actress and singer - who plays Lisa Loveday in the Channel 4 soap - hit out at the soap for its treatment of black women, as she claimed she was told "you're all the same" by a make up artist, who is still working on the soap, and a senior producer used a racist word to refer to her.
Lee’s latest movie, which revolves around four African American veterans returning to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen squad leader and the fortune he helped them hide, is released onto Netflix on June 12.
On Sunday,also released a short one and a half minute long film to that combined the footage of George Floyd and Eric Garner’s deaths with a famous scene involving Radio Raheem from Do The Right Thing.
Marcelo kneels in support of Black Lives Matter after scoring in Real Madrid win .
Real Madrid star Marcelo showed his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Real Madrid's win over Eibar.The Brazil full-back drilled home brilliantly to put Madrid 3-0 up in the first half of Sunday's match, which marked Los Blancos' first since the resumption of Spanish football following its suspension for the coronavirus pandemic.