‘Black Lives Matter’ Co-Founder Calls For Hollywood Strike After Jacob Blake Was Shot Dead

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Co-Founder Calls For Hollywood Strike After Jacob Blake Was Shot Dead
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TV Writer and the Co-Founder of ‘Black Lives Matter’ recently opened up in front of the media and said that the entertainment industry should join the sports team to stand strong against Jacob’s death. 

‘Black Lives Matter’ is a decentralized movement that was founded on 13th July 2013 to protest against racism and violence against black people. 

While in conversation with ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ on Freeform’s Good Trouble, Patrisse Cullors said- “I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Source: The Hollywood Reporter. 

She continued and stated- “Join this strike. Now is the time, and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up at this moment.” Source: The Hollywood Reporter. 

Further, she added- “People are tired of having to say the same thing over and over again, and not seeing the change that we deserve from either party, frankly,” Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

“I think the work that we’re up against right now is to ensure that we can get Trump out of office, but also ensure that we can get the Democratic Party to truly create policies that will make sure that Black people are protected from vigilantes and from police torture,” Cullors added. Source: The Hollywood Reporter. 

She came forward and raised this issue after another black man, Jacob Blake, was shot dead in the daylight in August 2020. Blake was shot at his back several times during an arrest by a white police officer, Rusten Sheskey. 

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Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/black-lives-matter-co-founder-calls-for-hollywood-strike-over-jacob-blake