The lovely Laura of Tutus and Tiny Hats has created this post of ways to support and be in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, and the #BlackLivesMatter movment in the wake of the Ferguson decision. Among them is a lovely list of Black owned businesses to support instead of big retail chain stores to shop for BlackoutFriday! SweetLeigh is included and I’m grateful for her thoughtful reflection and simple ways to act. Happy Friends, Family and Feasting Day Friends. ❤
As if we needed another reminder that our country was built by violence against people of color, today is Thanksgiving, which effectively celebrates the genocide of Native Americans. So I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving–because spending quality time with family and friends is important, and because pumpkin pie is delicious–but also a reflective one, one that honors the holiday’s history.
If you were planning to shop at major retailers this weekend, consider supporting black-owned businesses instead, as many black organizations have asked. If you’re looking to donate money instead of, or in addition to, shopping, check out this list of black-led organizations on the ground in Ferguson, and the Ferguson Public Library’s Powell’s wishlist (see this post for the library’s address and purchasing instructions).
Now for the fun part: pretty things you can buy from black-owned businesses, including Boston’s own The Thicky Chicky!
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