W. Kamau Bell, Pastor McBride provide PPE to Black Communities

The system of racism and white supremacy continues to bear a heavy burden on African American communities throughout the U.S. This is manifested through a lack of employment, high incarceration rates as well as access to health care services. 

George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police has brought about a seemingly national reckoning on racism and the power structures that control our society. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest Floyd’s death and are demanding changes in a system built upon structural racism. 

Pastor Michael McBride and comedian W. Kamau Bell also find themselves in the streets during these times. The pair are well aware of the inequities faced by Africa -Americans, which is why the humanitarian campaign Masks For The People was created to provide personal protective equipment to Black communities.

Masks for the People began as a response to COVID-19 after a conversation McBride had with a friend who worked in health care.

The system of racism and white supremacy continues to bear a heavy burden on African American communities throughout the U.S. This is manifested through a lack of employment, high incarceration rates as well as access to health care services. 

George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police has brought about a seemingly national reckoning on racism and the power structures that control our society. Millions of people have taken to the streets to protest Floyd’s death and are demanding changes in a system built upon structural racism. 

Pastor Michael McBride and comedian W. Kamau Bell also find themselves in the streets during these times. The pair are well aware of the inequities faced by Africa -Americans, which is why the humanitarian campaign Masks For The People was created to provide personal protective equipment to Black communities.

Masks for the People began as a response to COVID-19 after a conversation McBride had with a friend who worked in health care.

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