Your DGB for today is to watch a documentary series produced by Shawn Carter (also known as Jay-Z or Mr. Beyonce Knowles.)
Perhaps you already know about the ways in which the Carters have helped move the Black Lives Matter movement forward or maybe you don’t know that they’ve done so quietly, monetarily, so as not to hijack the cause with their celebrity. This article explains some of that well:
In 2017, Jay, along with the Weinstein Company (no longer affiliated with sex monster Harvey), also produced Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The six part series follows the heart-wrenching tale of Browder’s institutionalization at Rikers Island.
On July 30th, Jay again turned his dollars into visibility through a new series called Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story airing on BET.
DGB recommends you watch both. You will feel like your lungs have filled with cement, but don’t look away. This is our country and we don’t have the luxury of sparing ourselves.