The Women Behind #TheShowMustBePaused And What They’re Planning Next

On Tuesday, June 2, two young black women pushed the pause button on the multibillion-dollar music industry — and remarkably, it ground to a halt. Tired of the racial injustice they saw both on the streets and in the halls of companies profiting from black music, former colleagues and rising music executives Brianna Agyemang, 32, and Jamila Thomas, 35, had been on the phone with each other the Friday before (May 29) in their New York apartments, contemplating taking a day off from work to process it all. Outside their windows, protests were growing as public outrage mounted over the latest tragedy — the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer…


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