In the wake of the death of George Floyd, protests have broken out across all 50 states in the US and worldwide, calling for justice. This has led to widespread arrests, including in Minnesota, where Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

To help arrested protestors in making bail and assist Black Lives Matterorganisations, some celebrities have not only been posting a black square on social media but they have been signing petitions and putting their money where their mouths are and donating to people in need.

1. Rihanna

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For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that fucking normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for “drugs” or “resisting arrest”….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor

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Rihanna’s label announced it would be closing for business to honour Blackout Tuesday and stand in solidarity with the black community.

“This is not a day off. This is a day to reflect and find ways to make real change. This is a day to #PullUp,” the brand wrote in an IG post.

Fenty also revealed it would be making donations to two organisations: Color of Change and Movement for Black Lives.

2. Drake

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Rest in heaven George Floyd 🌹

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Drake showed his generosity by donating $100,000 to the National Bail Out, which helps bail out black mothers and caregivers.

3. The Weeknd

The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) shared the receipt from his $100,000 contribution to the organization and proof that he also gave $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.

The singer also donated an additional $200,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.

4. Harry Styles

“I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers,” the singer, 26, tweeted. “Look inwards, educate yourself and others. LISTEN, READ, SHARE, DONATE and VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

5. Huda Kattan

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At Huda Beauty we stand against racism today and always. In solidarity with the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement, we are pausing our regular content. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this #BlackoutTuesday we will be donating $500,000 to the @NAACP ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now is a time to listen, learn and reflect. We are joining in the fight against systemic racism, and we encourage those who aren’t familiar with the Black Lives Matter movement to educate themselves and take action. “In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We will be hosting a BLACKOUT across all Huda Beauty channels and using our megaphone to celebrate black voices and to share educational resources and content, while continuing to contribute with meaningful ways to support and uplift the black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We stand for equality and while today we are making our voice heard in support of Black Lives Matter, we will continue to support all communities facing global injustices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s time for change! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More about why we chose the NAACP: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been fighting for the advance justice for African Americans for over 100 years. Their mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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Beauty mogul and entrepreneur Huda Kattan is backing her calls for social equality with her money. Kattan, an American-Iraqi who is based in Dubai and has more than 44.3 million Instagram followers, also participated in the movement.

“At Huda Beauty we stand against racism today and always. In solidarity with the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement, we are pausing our regular content,” she wrote.

You can show your support for the movement by signing petitions or donating here.

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