We are deeply saddened and outraged at the events leading to the death of Mr. George Floyd on Sunday, May 25th. SOFLOSOUND stands with the Black Community in the quest for justice for Mr. Floyd, Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, Ms. Breonna Taylor, and countless other victims of senseless violence at the hands of a broken system. This system will continue to harm and oppress countless lives until it is changed, and we all must do our part to change it for the betterment of Black lives everywhere.
As music journalists, we must acknowledge the part that our industry has had in profiting off/discrediting Black artists. So during this time we’ll be spreading any helpful information we can and uplifting black voices within our community and communities nationwide.
Below is a list of resources and organizations that are providing enormous support and information. We strongly encourage you to donate, sign petitions, educate yourselves, and help in any capacity. Now is the time to use our platforms to take meaningful action, as well as amplify the voices of those who have been silenced for far too long.
Click the embedded link below to view the many ways you can help: every signature, every cent donated, every voice heard counts.