OVO Sound boss Drake‘s dad is here for some serious change. The hip-hop veteran’s pops Dennis Graham has come forward to celebrate major food companies finally coming to their senses and changing up its racist branding.
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This weekend, Mr. Graham went to Instagram and didn’t hold back on keeping things 100. In addition to making a reference to Aunt Jemima, Drake’s dad Dennis also shared disturbing packaging of a seafood company which he celebrated the removal of.
“I agree totally @iamclubmarc_ this is the sh*T 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😂😂😂😂😂😂She was chained to a table by the ankle while she was cooking” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram
“A lot of you are too young to remember this but they had this sh*t in all grocery stores back in the day 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️👀Black people didn’t eat these because they were considered a delicacy and only sold at your upper echelon stores,Sessel’s in Memphis Tennessee” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram
Over the past few days, multiple companies have reacted to the global Black Lives Matter movement with groundbreaking changes. Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s products are undergoing new non-racist branding.
Announcements by the companies that own Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Uncle Ben’s rice, Eskimo Pies ice cream bars, and many others, that they will be “retiring” brand names and visual identities that are considered offensive to many is just one more reminder of how “entangled” brands and consumers have become. (Forbes)
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On Thursday, Graham relied on his Instagram page to unload pure emotions. The veteran musician publicly called out the legal system and United States government to start taking action to make police brutality end and referenced the slaying of Colorado man Elijah McClain
“I took my other post down because I am Tired of posting things about American people being constantly killed and the government is letting it continue like it’s something that has to go through f*cking Congress to stop, Also there are too many powerful people in the United States that can step up and put an end to this, and they’re not saying a word because they don’t want to risk losing what they have, Every Athlete, Movie Star,Every entertainer Every Doctor, Lawyer Pastor , Priest,All Good Police People, Every major company that we spend our money with, This world that we live in is letting this sh*t happen to People of color and not saying a damn word about it, THERE ARE TOO MANY OF US NOT TO BE ABLE TO STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY, Damn Congress, Senators and the Government it is time for this shit to stop” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram
Before You Go
Following last month’s death of Black man George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement, Dennis spoke out against Minnesota. He took direct aim at the former cop who used his knee to stop Floyd from breathing.
“therealdennisg This man that he just killed is GEORGE FLOYD and this the coward that killed him so you look at him and you can see exactly what his mentality is, MINNESOTA IT’S TIME TO STEP UP ALL OVER A 20 dollar dispute I tried putting their name and badge numbers up and mysteriously it wouldn’t let me ???????????guess who’s controlling that” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram