On Friday (June 26), Black Lives Matter activists with the "Never 21 Collective" infiltrated New York's upscale 21 Club to make a powerful statement about the number of black children who are killed by police violence before they reach age 21.
On their website, the Never 21 collective wrote, "The recent McKinney, Texas pool party incident serves as a prime example of what Never 21 has been and will continue fighting again. This was not intended to be an attack on the 21 Club itself. In contrary, it was an opportunity for the iconic cuisine to support a movement that needs all of the allies it can get."
Back in April, the Never 21 Collective made headlines when they transformed the Forever 21 in Union Square by hanging a banner off the second-story balcony and dressing the window display mannequins in Black Lives Matter t-shirts.
On their website, the collective states their mission: "Countless underaged lives have been lost at the hands of self proclaimed 'vigilantes' and disgruntled police officers. These youth were never given the chance to see age 21, or any age there after, so we respond by reminding the public of the battle we are still actively fighting. We care about the lives of Black men. We care about the lives of Black women. We care about the lives of Black CHILDREN. We will not forget these lives - and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that their voices continue to be heard."