For the past few decades, Archie Comics has not shied away from inclusiveness. Since they introduced Chuck Clayton, Archie Comics has made great strides in trying to create an equal and just world within the safe pages of the Archie Comic Universe. As of late, Archie has been going above and beyond with showing the world that they really mean what they say. Through tomorrow night Archie Comics will be donating 100% of their online sales to the Equal Justice Initiative.
Archie Comics Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is
What is the EJI? The EJI aims to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
Founded in 1989 byBryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America.
If you want to help Archie Comics with this cause, be sure to use promo code JUSTICE in checkout. Archie has several great comics and graphic novels on sale right now — so you can get some books for the summer while helping a good cause. Pick from Classic Archie, new Archie, Riverdale, Sabrina, Katy Keene, and more. I just ordered a few books for myself! Most of their books are perfect for all ages, but some of the horror lines are better suited for older readers. You can also donate directly to the EJI website if Archie Comics aren't your thing.
Did you buy anything from the Archie website? Let us know in the comments below!
How You Can Help
The protests against police brutality now span the entire globe and there are many ways you can get involved. You can go out and peacefully protest if you want. You can also donate to numerous organizations that are doing a lot of good work for the cause. Here is a list of just some of them:
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- I Run With Maud
- Black Visions Collective
- Reclaim the Block
- Campaign Zero
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Black Lives Matter
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- American Civil Liberties Union
Over at AfroTech, there is a great list of five apps that can help you find black businesses to help support in these trying times. The rest of us should be supporting, protecting, and lifting up our black friends, family, colleagues, and total strangers whenever we possibly can.