As a white person I have privilege. I have never feared for my life while wearing a hoodie, nor lost a loved one to police brutality. I will NEVER even begin to know the struggle or pain the black community is feeling. It is not my place as a white person to speak on behalf of the black community, nor accept glory for advocating for black lives because that is something we ALL should be doing. Not just today and tomorrow, but forever. As you are posting your stories on Facebook and Instagram, make sure you stand by them once the protests die down. This is not the time to sit silent or become defensive about your privilege (which if you are, please educate yourself on what white privilege is here), use it to speak up and help those who don’t have it.This isn’t a trend to hop on, these are people’s lives.
With that being said, there are various ways you can support the black community and fight for equality. One of them being shop black owned businesses. Here are a list of some amazing black owned fashion and beauty companies:
A personal fave, I have shopped here many times both in the storefront and online. Their clothing, shoes and accessories are so cute.
A vegan and cruelty free makeup brand.
An affordable, cute and trendy clothing boutique created by Omo Odia.
Super trendy clothing boutique owned by Tawana Morris.
A hand crafted jewelry company with everything from earrings to anklets to custom pieces. These pieces are beautiful and influenced by the owners Nigerian culture.
“Two fly sisters celebrating the beauty of West African print through fashion.”
A beauty company with products such as eye masks, lip masks, lip balms, and lip scrubs that have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Allure and more.
Customizble jewlery pieces
Melanie also has a clothing store where she sells bomb pieces.
As we know Fenty Beauty is owned by queen, Rhianna. An amazing and inclusive brand.
Also owned by Rhianna, this is a size inclusive lingerie line.
Super dope street wear
“Luxe Minimal Swimwear | Sustainable Fabric Selection |Eco-Friendly ” owned and designed by Brittany Freeney
“at the corner of sexy and sweet” Oma The Label offers both clothing and accessories. Beautiful pieces that and on trend.
A lash company with various styles to choose from along with virtual makeup classes.
Adorable makeup inspired by sweet treats!
These are just a fraction of the black owned businesses. There are so many more that can you can support and can be found with a little research. This is just one of the many ways to support I encourage you to browse the other listed resources below and help out in every way you can.
Sign a Petition:
JUSTICE to 668366
FLOYD to 55156
RESIST to 50409
ENOUGH to 55156
“I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with you.”