How Twitter, Apple and other brands are responding to the BLM protests

Theodora Aidoo Jun 14, 2020 at 11:00am

June 14, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

June 14, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

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The ongoing protests against racial injustice which started in the United States and spread to other countries following the death of George Floyd have led to unprecedented responses from policymakers, CEOs and corporate leaders.

The Louisville, Ky., Metro Council has voted unanimously to ban no-knock warrants. The legislation was titled Breonna’s Law, in honor of the 26-year-old black woman who was killed during a raid on her home earlier this year.

The New York State Assembly on Monday also approved the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, which would criminalize the harmful use of chokeholds by police officers or peace officers.

In a bid to ensure racial justice and support the Black Lives Matter campaign, many companies have made extraordinary pledges of support, including monetary commitments, despite the seemingly financial challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Indeed, the protests have brought to light the extent to which corporate America can support black people. Face2face Africa highlights some of the investments and pledges as well as corporate responses so far.

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