Here are different ways that you can get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement to end racism and fight for a just system. I will continuously update this page with more ways that you can get involved.
Black-Owned Businesses I Patronize
Buttah Skinscare by Dorion Renaud: Enriching Skincare for Multicultural Tones. Created by Dorion Renaud.
Chic Shirt Shop: A Chicago-based company that offers high-quality t-shirts with a flare.
Hair Growth Co: An ingredient-focused brand dedicated to creating all-natural and effective hair care growth products. They use natural and organic ingredients.
Melanin Photog: A t-shirt company that is bringing awareness to the lack of representation of photographers in the fashion and marketing industry. They hope to start a conversation to get more photographers of color a chance to showcase their work.
Polish and Co: Nail Polish Company that believes in keeping harmful chemicals out of its products such as Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Camphor and has the cutest names for their nail polish.
Rose Greek Boutique: Caters to African American Sororities, Fraternities, and social organizations
Tabitha Sewer: She makes her own custom buttons, which can be added to your garments using a sewing machine. She also designed her own pattern.
Urban Skin RX: It’s a skincare line dedicated to providing solutions for “the lack of education and services available for treating the common concerns and conditions seen in darker skin tones.”
You Go Natural: Custom satin-lined turbans, head wraps, and turbans celebrating natural hair and protecting it from damage.
Organizations to Support
Big Brother Big Sister: Mentor youth from all different backgrounds in your local community. They work with parents and guardians within multiple communities including the black community.
Black Lives Matter: “The organization was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
Black Makers Matter: “A coalition of black makers united to bring about and implement cultural transformation in the sewing and crafting community” where a creative landscape can grow reflecting black makers, voices, and their diversity in the maker community.