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Solange Knowles Supports 'Blackout Black Friday,' Postpones Puma Collaboration Launch

Solange Knowles Supports 'Blackout Black Friday,' Postpones Puma Collaboration Launch

Solange Knowles had planned on releasing her new Puma collaboration on Friday (November 28), but in support of the Blackout Black Friday campaign, she has postponed the release.

“To echo my feelings shared surrounding the outcome of the Michael Brown case, I have solely decided to postpone the release of my Puma collaboration originally scheduled to release this Friday November 28th to Monday December 1st. I am truly grateful for everyone’s support and excited to share this collection with you soon,” she wrote in a message on Instagram.

The Blackout Black Friday campaign was started by the organization Blackout for Human Rights, which is “composed of a network of artists, activists, filmmakers and lawyers who fight to address inequalities and injustice in America.”

“In the wake of #Ferguson, it’s become painfully clear that people of color, and Black people in particular, are still unjustly targeted by law enforcement and the criminal justice system,” the organization said. “The lack of indictment in the deaths of Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO, John Crawford III of Ohio, and many, many more victims of police deaths are unacceptable in this modern society. To that end, we will cease spending money on American retail corporations until a change is made.”

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  • REAL WORLD NEWS

    Blackout meaning ALL YOU AFRICANS… GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kittenface

    Unjustly targeted??? Are you kidding me? Solange, do you know anything about policing or law enforcement? Maybe ask your 80 year old husband since he has been around since the stone age. He should know. Michael Brown was a thief and a robber who attacked a police officer in his vehicle, tried to disarm him of his gun, and then charged at the police officer and though unarmed, was still twice as big as the police officer and could have taken him down with just his body. SHUT YOUR FACE AND DISAPPEAR because nobody likes you or anything you do.

  • Elizabeth Lipp

    I can’t wait NOT to buy anything solange puts out ( or anything Beyonce or Jayz).

  • Broadzilla

    She’s an ignorant moron.

  • suzette

    We will get out when you return to Europe little white cockroach! This land is not yours either.

  • suzette

    I’m sure they wont care because losers like you are not the reason they make music.

  • suzette

    No she is not. Just sick of racist bastards like you.

  • suzette

    Do you for certain if any of the crap you just wrote is true? just because the media said it, you believe it? you dont think cops make up evidence to protect their cop friends? god society is so so SO stupid!

  • Joanne

    Is it possible for us to have a calm conversation or disagreement in this country anymore, without resorting to name calling and insults? The fact is, like it or not, witnesses confirmed the cop’s account of the events. People cannot be dragged before a court because other people are mad at the outcome. Maybe all young men need to be taught respect for authority (file a lawsuit if you are not happy with the outcome). We all have to live by the same rules and no one group should have a monopoly on the grievance industry. We all have to stop being pawns in the sick twisted divisive race game that politicians are playing with people’s lives. You think Obama cares? He has already moved to to making Hispanics the largest minority group in the country. Stop reacting and start thinking for a change.

  • Mercyneal

    Michael Brown was a violent thug. If you’re going to honor an African American, honor someone who has done some good for others. Brown had a juvenile record. He terrorized and robbed a poor hardworking Indian immigrant less than half his size; he punched a police officer and tried to get his gun. Knowles’ support of this criminal is shameful and disgusting.

  • Mercyneal

    Um, did you read the grand jury report, pal? Of course you didn’t. As I said, honor an African American who has done something goo for others. Do not support a criminal who committed violent felonies.

  • Mercyneal

    Michael Brown was the loser. Criminal actions have consequences.

  • Mercyneal

    Resorting to the race card? Talk about not taking responsibility! Enabling , denying the fact that Brown committed violent felonies will get you absolutely nowhere in life. Actions have consequences.

  • Tay

    Hispanics will not be “the largest racial minority” they”ll be the majority- some numbers say that they already are. Just sayin.

  • Tay

    …I quoted you wrong, but you get the drift.

  • 55vineyard

    Yep they sure are. When I grew up there was about 30-35% Hispanics and the signs in the stores, some of which I worked in, had signs saying “Habla Espanol”. Nowadays a lot of the old stores are gone and the signs in the windows say “We Speak English”.

  • Kittenface

    Suzette, the only person making this a race issue is YOU. The fact of the matter is, Michael Brown was a criminal. White, black, brown, hispanic, native….it doesnt matter what race he was

  • Legendary Trolly

    Mike was an AWFUL person but that dont mean the cop should have killed him. That bigazzz cop couldnt kick his azzz? All them patons and tazers and he panicks and shoots the kid. I just found out that prosecutors used an outdated law to make sure that Wilson got off. Google lawrence odonnell from msnbc

  • Legendary Trolly

    Mike Brwn was an AWFUL person but that dont mean the cop should have killed him. That bigazzz cop couldnt kick his azzz? All them patons and tazers and he panicks and shoots the kid. I just found out that prosecutors used an outdated law to make sure that Wilson got off. Google lawrence odonnell from msnbc

  • B Morningstar

    Sobonge, you music bite and suck no one buy it since you razist. You hate people wif moneys and wif work job and wallet. You done. Go borry money from ugly razist sist you have. Noe one care about Brown he a thug.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Only in America can a criminal be the subject of “injustice”. Only in America can blacks of this generation whine, cause crime, assaults police officers, use the race card, cause riots + damage to innocent people + local businesses AND get away with it. We all know if mike brown was white and the cop who killed was black this story wouldn’t even make headlines. By the way Solange… I speak on behalf of intelligent America..we don’t care about your puma line.

  • SENSIBLE LIVING

    Likely the poster was American and not eurasian. Americans come in “white” too, africant, and like them, cockroaches come from America.

  • annie

    wilson was also allowed to handle the evidence after the shooting. and darren was shot 12 times. not once or twice to immobilize him, 12 times.

  • annie

    yes. so what if darren was in the car. he had every right to get out and shoot 12 bullets because the guy was such a threat to wilsons safety in the car.
    free does not always mean guilt-free.

  • Gotcha

    The only one in authority to “postpone” is the executives @ PUMA – Solange works for them and will do what they tell her to do! I like Solange but she needs to do her research and think before she speaks on so many levels ………….

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