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#BlackOutTuesday floods social media to raise awareness on racism

People have flooded their social media with black blank images, or black blank images with messages following the death of George Floyd.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You might have noticed a blank black image flooding your timeline on social media today.

It was #BlackoutTuesday. The movement was launched from the music industry in solidarity for justice following the death of George Floyd.

This means musicians put a pause on business such as music streams, and YouTube streams for the day. This movement also urges people to buy from Black and Brown businesses.

"We've got to make a concerted and intentional effort to move past racism, discrimination, biasness, and let's just be one family," says Christian Hip-Hop artist Frederick Whitlow II.

The next black out date is July 7th.

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