BLACK LIVES MATTER.
There has always been injustice towards the black community. Whether it be big or small it all carries hate. I wish I could say the recent events in this country were a surprise but they are no different than they have ever been and they need to stop.
My friends motivated me to create this avenue to help contribute to this movement. Friends that are raising kids in this country worried everyday about the same hate being aimed them, friends that have already experienced this hate day in and day out with no justice behind it.
If you made it here from any of my friends social media posts you’ll know I’ve been making small paintings to give back to the people who have donated. These are a small symbol of what a friend of mine had taken away from him for no reason other than to make him more uncomfortable.
On May 30th at the Boston protests he was filming the events as they started to take a turn. He was tackled and arrested with everyone else involved and even had felony charges attempted upon him for the damage and items taken from the surrounding stores. He was there with nothing but his clothes, sandals and what was in his pockets. He’s spent the night in custody and tried to use his sandals as a pillow and the officers went out of their way to take them from him so he’d have literally no comfort.
It is the smallest thing but it is ridiculous. Like everything else this hate breeds. Ridiculous.
I welcome and thank all donations anyone can give! 100% of these donations go straight to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. I’ll be sending these paintings out to the first 20 people that donate $15 or more and I can make more to help hit this goal if needed. Any questions or concerns anyone has can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is also where you can message me your shipping info, just send a screenshot of completed donation with the amount to help me keep track. Thank you!