Meet Brianna Agyemang, The Ghanaian-American woman behind “The Show Must Be Paused” and “Black Out Tuesday”
Ghanaians abroad are doing marvelously well in the fields they find themselves in; be it movies, music etc. They are making a name for themselves and raising the flag of Ghana high.
One Ghanaian who is using her influence to fight for change is Brianna Agyemang. She is a Ghanaian-American and she is the one behind the movement “The Show Must Be Paused and “Black Out Tuesday.
Brianna, is a senior director of marketing at Atlantic Records and the co founder of TheBrownieAgency, A network curated to promotes culture, good vibes and black girl magic. Featured in a number of news publications that unapologetically celebrate Black women, the agency empowers followers through carefully curated book clubs, luncheons, and more. Read More Here
The music industry hit a pause button on Tueday, July 2 , 2020 following the brutal murder of George Floyd on Monday, May 26th 2020.
Brianna Agyemang being an executive at Atlantic Records started a new movement with her colleague Jamila Thomas. The movement dubbed “The Show Must Be Paused” was an initiative by Brianna and Jamila to shut down normal business operations for the day as part of the Blackout Tuesday initiative.
Brianna in an open latter on the movement’s website page describe the movement as a “response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless other Black citizens at the hands of police.”
Brainna and her team picked Tuesday, June 2nd as a “day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community,” Read More Here
This campaign or movement, organized by Brainna has seen high-profile participants included the Rolling Stones, Eminem and Rihanna, Katy Perry, Youtube, Spotify, Sony Music, and other other high-profile names.
To join in, Instagram users just need to post a black square onto their feed.
Then, users should not post for the rest of the day. People have also been posting messages of solidarity under those images.
However, the increased usage of the Black Lives Matter hashtag has led some to point out the protest could be hiding important information.
Posters are being asked to use the #blackouttuesday hashtag to avoid hiding any important #blacklivesmatter posts.
After posting, people are then encouraged to use the rest of their day to give their support to the ongoing protests in other ways.