Cardi B, Billie Eilish & More Create Powerful Signs to Protest Police Violence Against Black Women

Cardi B
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Cardi B attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 12, 2019, in New York.

Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Lenny Kravitz and more celebrities have come together to stand up against police violence towards Black women. They join more than 100 other stars and artists, who have created powerful protest signs fighting for change.

The pieces for the "Show Me the Signs" benefit are all up for auction here through November 30, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the African American Policy Forum's #SayHerName Mothers network. Since 2014, the #SayHerName campaign works with the mothers and families of Black women killed by police, to elevate their stories and demand justice.

“Black women and girls do not fit the most accessible frames of anti-Black police violence, and because of that, it’s difficult to tell their stories in a way that people recognize and remember,”
said Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, AAPF executive director and co-founder and founder of Say Her
Name, in a press statement. “By working with the families of slain Black women, AAPF’s #SayHerName campaign resists Black women’s invisibility by telling their stories.”

“We thank all of the participating artists who have shared their creative vision to stand for love and equal justice, and to support this important cause,” added Amanda Hunt, director of public
programs and creative practice at Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and member of the “Show Me
the Signs” benefit committee. “‘Show Me the Signs’ brings the creative community together with
a larger collective to protest police violence against Black women, support the families already
impacted, and promote a better future for all.”

All of the signs from the auction are on view at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles through November 14. Additionally, the artists’ protests signs from will be presented on more than 90 billboards and digital kiosks across the country.