The death of George Floyd has sparked international attention on the issues involving police brutality and racial injustice among Black America. You may be thinking how can you support the movement.
First, you can check out this site with links to sign petitions, donate, and more! Please check out these resources and share them.
If you’re looking for other ways to support, consider supporting black-owned businesses. Entrepreneurship is a great vehicle for black people as workplace discrimination is still very present.
I’ve received so much support in the last few weeks which has meant a lot as I’m on the emotional roller coaster accompanied with being a black woman in this country. Help other black entrepreneurs feel the love right now. Here’s how:
Share Their Business Pages
Unfortunately, a lot of black businesses are overlooked despite the great work they do for their customers. Take this opportunity to shout out your favorite black businesses on social media or in a post-round-up.
If you don’t know of any black-owned businesses, this is a good time to get to know some. Here are some great round-ups that I’ve had the pleasure of being tagged in:
Buy from Them
One of the best ways to support black-owned businesses is with your dollar. There are so many amazing businesses who offer high-quality products and services.
If you’re looking at a service-based business like mine where you may not need their service, consider buying a gift for a friend. You could also purchase a low cost item like the products I have in my shop because anything helps!
Offer a Kind Word
Sometimes we underestimate the power of a kind word. A simple message or text goes a long way. I’ve been blessed to have many friends leave me unexpected comments, messages, texts, and even calls. Just offer support and love and it goes a long way.
Listen to Their Experience
I truly believe that if we started listening more, we’d be able to understand. Explaining my own experience is not easy, but when I did, it provided clarity around what’s really going on.
You know I’m more of a writer than a talker, but I did try my best to talk about my thoughts and feelings in this Youtube video. Feel free to watch:
A big thing to remember is not to forgot. Even when #BlackLivesMatter is no longer trending, these businesses need your support. Thank you for your support. Keep supporting!