Black Lives Matter

New York, NY

Black Lives Matter is a photographic capture of the BLM protests — following the unjust murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020 — in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Floyds untimely death was just one in a series of brutal attacks on black Americans by law enforcement and sparked a series of national protests in support of Black Lives Matter.  These photos were taken and shared exclusively with Untapped New York.

“There is great power in numbers. The power to be heard, the power to be seen, the power to make change…and we, as New Yorkers, we know all about power.  We know how to stand up. We know how to make noise, we know how to make a scene — but we also know how to come together to demonstrate our collective desire for change. Today, we are standing together in the streets, we are making noise in all five boroughs, and we are gathering in historic numbers — to honor the lives who have unjustly suffered and protest against the mistreatment of black Americans throughout our communities, our cities, and our country.”

This movement is life or death and if the history of protest has taught us anything, we’ve learned that change is often painful, but it is our constitutional right to gather, in large numbers, and we all need to to do our part, we do have the power to inspire change.

Rest in Peace . . . Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Ezell ford, Michelle Cusseaux, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice, Natasha McKenna, Walter Scott, Bettie Jones, Botham Jean, Tatiana Jefferson, Eric Reason, Dominique Clayton, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Delrawn Small . . .

For more information see Black Lives Matter  press in Untapped New York HEREHERE and HERE.