Rapper T.I. has called for everybody who supports the end oppression of Black people and minorities not to spend their hard-earned dollars on June 7th — a day that he has monikered #BlackoutDay2020.
“BLACKOUT DAY JULY 7, 2020. This is a call to action!! We need one day of solidarity in America when not one black person in America spends a dollar. This includes Africans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics,” he posted. ALL people of color. Together we have 3.9 trillion dollars in economic spending power. That’s $10,684,931,506.80 it’s going to cost per day next time a person of color gets shot!!! We call it #BLACKOUTDAY2020 July 7th, 2020 please spread the message, and let’s show REAL action that they fear!!!!”
At a recent press conference, the rapper joined Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms and Atlanta Police Department Chief Erika Shields to try and calm raging protestors who have taken to the city.
“This city don’t deserve this. However, I understand that a lot of others do. But, we can’t do this here. This is Wakanda. This is sacred, it’s supposed to be protected,” he said before exiting the stage.