Be About It: Solange Postpones Puma Release To Support Black Friday Blackout
While protesters have been mobilizing nationwide to protest the outcome of the Ferguson decision, this Friday is dedicated to hitting the nation where it truly hurts: its pockets. Leaders in the black community and beyond have called for a boycott of Black Friday shopping. The movement—spearheaded on social media by activist group Blackout For Human Rights—hopes that our communities will participate en masse by contributing #NotOneDime to America's favorite pastime. "We mourn the loss of men like Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, John Crawford and Michael Brown, who met their deaths at the hands of police officers," the organization said on their YouTube page. "We mourn the loss of life and the absence of justice for Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride and Jordan Davis, killed by private citizens, in a climate where police action demonstrates this as acceptable. An affront to any citizen’s human rights threatens the liberty of all. So, we participate in one of the most time honored American traditions: dissent." SEE ALSO: Mike Brown’s Mother's Reaction To The Ferguson Decision Is Absolutely Heartbreaking Solange Knowles, who had originally scheduled the release of her new Wild Wonder Puma sneakers for Black Friday, has postponed the release to stand in solidarity with the people.
Instead, the new line will be released on Monday, Dec. 1. Take a peek at the new collection if you missed it before.
As if this week hasn't been exciting enough for me...:))) The past few months I've been working on two new collections for @Puma which I'm elated to finally share with you all! I teamed up with my incredibly talented friends @softcircle and @gerlanjeans again, to create the #WildWonder collection which will be out next Friday November 28th! You can view all of the #wildwonder imagery in its entirety , shot by @pauljungdiary, on www.saintheron.com and stay tuned to see the second collection soon. Thank you to all who made "Girls of Blaze" such a huge success, and joining me on this journey of expressing the many different facets of artistry I love:) I appreciate your support tenfold.
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Also, here is the original campaign video for Blackout for Human Rights. Warning: It gets graphic.