Broadway Performers Launch “The Walkout Project” Supporting Black-Owned Businesses


( ENSPIRE Trending News ) Black Owned Businesses Get a Supporting Boost Via “The Walkout Project”

Stage entertainer and author Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Trevor: The Musical) has assembled a gathering of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainers to dispatch “The Walkout Project,” a development to ask the support of Black-owned businesses on July 4. DuPont and a huge group that consists of Hamilton’s Tamar Greene and Jared Dixon have recorded the new melody and music video “Walkout.”

“Black people have lived in fear,” DuPont said in a statement. “We have been methodically, systematically, and socially conditioned to make white people feel comfortable. We have done this to elevate in the workplace, for better housing opportunities, and for the basic safety of our lives and our Black children’s lives. And yet still, we are killed, beaten, and heavily policed. The Walkout Project was created by artists to cancel out the mentality of white comfortability by instead focusing on the equity of the ‘Black Dollar.’

The project follows ongoing calls by Black theater stars for more prominent incorporation on Broadway, both in front of an audience and inside the business and inventive procedures. One of the on-screen characters partaking in the video is Hamilton star Amber Iman, who as of late sorted out a three-day discussion for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition called Broadway For Black Lives Matter Again.