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PAUSE Highlights: 30 Black Voices To Follow Right Now

50 Black Voices To Follow Right Now

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.”  – Malcom X.

Word of mouth will remain the most powerful tool in the box and silent is what we won’t be. At PAUSE we continue to bask in the cultural sphere that we’re in, and in further support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we have highlighted some poignant voices that (in no particular order) we would like for you to PAUSE and follow.

1. Mark Clennon

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today. #shotbymarkc

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2. Shaquille-Aaron Keith

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3F7tnJTMl/

3. Kerby Jean-Raymond

4. Keith Powers

5. Jackie Aina

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByT5PV-gRB3/

6. Tolly T

7. John Boyega

8. Tracee Ellis Ross

9. Janelle Monae

10. Munroe Bergdorf

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_rzMwSAgDh/

11. Clara Amfo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8aC7kDAIf/?igshid=1bmdi69rbg0m2

11. Kenny Ethan Jones

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Week 6, overload. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My way of thinking has become very erratic and irrational. I’m a person that makes sense of the world through patterns and observations but there is no yellow brick road to follow in times like these ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Online activism hasn’t felt quite right, educating myself everyday endless has become mind numbing and spending money with little promise of income seems silly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t believe I’m any closer to making sense of this new way of living so instead I’m looking inwards, listening to my intuition and catching a tan whenever I can. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How’s everyone else coping?

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11. Pam Boy

12. Donte Colley

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speak. use your voice please.

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13. Irene Agbontaen

14. Tory Lanez

15. Shelby Ivey Christie

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Footagez.

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16. Tamu Mcpherson

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0aVn0jEOu/?igshid=ygxjuw27jned

16. Nicole Cretsil

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAVBXwkAY79/?igshid=1l9cp999ny5fh

16. Jessica Noah Morgan

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_5hLIolr69/?igshid=95r99jiz105u

17. Candice Brathwaite

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAcJ2i8pES6/?igshid=1f27w7ara3ze2

18. Kelechi Okafor

19. Amanda Seales

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_q66nUJ6RO/?igshid=coel5a044m6v

20. Julian Lloyd

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lil curls bussin today sir ➰➰

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21. KING

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– The Tulsa race massacre (also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre) of 1921 took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has been called "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history." The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district – at that time the wealthiest black community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street". – Karma – the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Law of Conservation – Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another Newtons Third Law – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. #blackouttuesday #karma #godswill #retribution #cosmicorder #justice #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #racismneverended #theafricanholocaust #aboriginalman #firsthumans #origins #genesis #janeelliott #orderfromchaos #riots #newworldorder #artificialintelligence #totalitarianism #control #ageofrevolution #ageofrevelation #ageofaquarius

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22. Chakabars

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1mEYgpCuM/?igshid=fdk11ux10d86

23. Dr Ateh Jewel

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Thank you to everyone who has shared their anger and outrage at what is happening in the world and how we have all said “Enough” to institutional racism. This was be the beginning of a movement to make things better. We can’t expect like going to the gym and hitting the weights hard for a week then doing nothing for anything to happen. To be a happy, healthy and have a just society we must all do our bit EVERY SINGLE DAY to keep our own houses in order. Call out racism, mentor, make sure POC are in your boardrooms and making decisions. Don’t be scared to say and get things wrong. Talk, share, ask, listen and use your power, your voice and platform to make things a little better. If everyone makes things just a little better, that’s when the world changes, when slavery is abolished, when women can vote and dictators are deposed. Hold fast, be strong, be kind and let’s fucking do this. Enough. Please Share this. #justice #racism #equality #blm #diversity #beauty #georgefloyd #bethechange

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24. Jimmy Ayeni

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sound x3 check

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25. David Goggins

26. Tremaine Emory

27. Alexandra Elle

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I’m so excited to announce the preorder campaign for my new book, "After the Rain." Words cannot describe the joy in my heart! For all the details, head to the link in my bio. Everyone who enters their receipt number will receive: -a digital download of a designed quote from the book -a writing practice from me based on the book -an invite to a virtual event with me to celebrate the book in the Fall -the chance to win a virtual dinner talk with me and 10 of your friends . . Community, y'all KNOW I am ready for this! . . Part memoir and part guide, "After the Rain," delivers 15 lessons on how I overcame obstacles, and cultivated abundance through my storms. I share stirring stories from my personal journey, from change to self-doubt, love, and dedication. . . Without my storms, I would not be here today. . . You can preorder the book wherever books are sold online. Your local indie bookstore is a great place to order from – they need our support right now more than ever. . . ATR is officially on sale on October 13th, but preordering now helps me as an author. . . Swipe to get some glimpses of the inside. I LOVE IT!

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27. George the Poet

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA8A2b5H0wD/?igshid=v8drk2h9okp4

27. Amanda

28. Lena Waithe

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Hillman Grad Family + Allies. We are heartbroken and outraged, just as you are. Our hearts are heavy and our hurt has turned into frustration at the lack of compassion and fortitude to stand up for black, queer, and trans communities that have been marginalized for far too long. ⁣ ⁣ To that end, we are dedicating and donating UPDATED to $45,000 directly to Black Protestors who are out on the frontlines – at the rallies – marching for justice and peace.⁣ ⁣ We want to lean in and help you cover bail, rent, bills, groceries or other financial needs during this time while you are out protesting. Comment below with your CashApp or Venmo listing your needs and we will continue to donate until our goal has been met. This will be an ongoing effort to provide the necessary resources for our fearless leaders.⁣ ⁣ We support the cause and we see you, we stand with you, we are you. In solidarity, Lena Waithe, @HillmanGradProductions, HillmanHELPS.

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29. Reggie Yates

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_UVYYvjE2h/?igshid=uo1nacg0dm9c

30. Swizz Beatz

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Gfz8oHVek/?igshid=2bjjephqb06d