Today KUTX joins the music industry for #BlackoutTuesday, a day of solidarity, reflection, and action against systemic racism.
Two black female executives in the recording industry, Brianna Agyemang (Atlantic Records) and Jamila Thomas (Platoon), launched the Blackout Tuesday campaign as a challenge to an industry that “has profited predominantly from Black art.”
“Tuesday, June 2nd is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week,” they wrote in a statement. “The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry that has profited predominantly from Black art. Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable.”
- Austin Monthly‘s list of black-owned businesses in Austin.
- Texas Monthly‘s wonderful profile of Geroge Floyd’s early years in Houston
- A list of anti-racism resources from #theshowmustbepaused founders Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang
- Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause
- The Show Must Be Paused