******UPDATED 9/6/14 9:39am*******
image courtesy of untouchmyhair
The recent publicity of the unlawful killing of black people have made a few things very clear.
- The cops do not care about black people.
- White people refuse to acknowledge obvious disparities in their morals because, assumedly, black life is not worth as much as white life.
- There are black people who truly do not understand the danger they are in.
With these three facts present, our black community presents possibility for action. We will boycott businesses that are not black owned, hoping to achieve a few different results. The first, as untouchmyhair put it, is that the black dollar WILL matter. If people do not respect the black life, maybe they will respect the black dollar. Second, the boycott combined with word of mouth will raise awareness on the very important aforementioned issues.
So, with that, I ask all of my followers to make a sacrifice or two while we try and show our country that we matter.
I found myself wondering where I would shop. H&M, Old Navy, Forever 21? Definitely not. Therefore, for all those frequent shoppers, shoe junkies and beauty queens I have decided to compile a list of online black owned shops. Feel free to send me a message with your business, or your favorite store and I will add it to the post.
This boycott is only as effective as WE make it! So, I implore you, make this one count. I am tired of fearing for my life, and the lives of the children I haven’t had and the people I have not met. How about you?
L.A. Rhose Boutique
Kaylan Jones: Forever Audacious
Etsy Shop: Manaka Handmade
Etsy Shop: Mawusi
Etsy Shop: Iheartnella
Drugs And Donuts
The Brklyn Store
Etsy Shop: Enaamethyst
Smoke and Glamour
Etsy Shop: Dottie’s Jewels
Etsy Shop: The African Shop
Zelie For She
Daily Paper Clothing
Etsy Shop: Jibri
Trials ‘N’ Tresses
Whitfield Hair Collection
This list includes a LOT of great finds for curvy/thick women. Click around! I’ve already fallen in love with some new shops.
I know and have spoken to some of the people on this list and I can assure you that your dollar is going far. If you’re interested in following any of these brands on social media, let me know.
Again, this list is surely not long enough. PLEASE continue to add to the list per reblog (which I will add to the master post), or send me a message to have your business added to the original master post directly. I would really like to add bookstores and shoe stores.