I don't do a lot of current events here on the blog. It's not because I'm not political. It's because I don't generally have much to say.
There are so many people out there with more informed opinions. They have something new to contribute to the conversation. Me, I'd spend more time sputtering in anger or restating something you all have heard numerous times.
So, I spend my blog time writing more personal snippets, talking about my day to day. And I'm fine with that.
Last week went a bit sideways here in the U.S. Protests erupted all across the nation (and the world). (See, I told you all I do is restate the obvious.) This has been a long time coming, and perhaps our nation will finally deal with the systemic issues that allow racism to flourish.
For YouTube Wednesday, I'm doing one small part. There's a video that's been making the rounds. Its stated purpose:
This video project was created to offer people a way to donate and financially contribute to #blacklivesmatter without having any actual money or going out to protest themselves. Investing in our future can be difficult for young people, so 100% of the advertisement revenue this video makes through AdSense will be donated to the associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy listed in the beginning of the video.
PLEASE share this video, make sure to leave the ads running, repeat the video, and let people know about this easy way to help.
Or watch it on YouTube here. Make sure to watch the ads. It goes to a good cause.
It's music and art. It is almost an hour long, so it's a good background while you're doing other things. Check it out. Black Lives Matter.
Edit: It appears YouTube has taken the video down.