#BlackLivesMatter | How You Can Help

#BlackLivesMatter is more than just a viral trend. The brutal murders of our black men and women and the racial injustices that plague our nation deserve more than just our momentary attention. We’ve gained some momentum through necessary protests and social media, and now it’s even more important to further that with both immediate and long term action items. At TTL we wanted to share some ideas and resources that can help.

DONATE

If you’re in a position to help, please consider supporting the victim’s families and organizations that are fighting for racial equality. If you can’t afford to help financially, consider donating your time.

SIGN A PETITION

SUPPORT BLACK OWNED BEAUTY BRANDS AND BUSINESSES

Here a some black beauty brands to support:

1. Mented Cosmetics

 

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2. Briogeo

 

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3. Klur

 

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4. Bolden

 

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5. The Mane Choice

 

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6. The Lip Bar

 

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See 125 Best Black Owned Beauty Brands for more black beauty brands you can support.

FOLLOW BLACK INFLUENCERS AND CREATORS

I started TTL because I wanted to see more black women represented in the influencer and beauty space. If you’re like me and want to see more diversity in your feeds, go check out Chrissy RutherFord’s 90+ Black Creators, Influencers, and Tastemakers to Follow Right Now for a amazing list of talented influencers to follow.

And be sure to follow Chrissy too and watch her important message below!

VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS

When you’re not shopping black owned businesses, support brands that support our community. Do some research and verify that their social media feeds reflect diversity in the models and influencers they work with, as well as the employees they hire. Support brands that give back to black communities. Watch to see how these brands are stepping up during this time and support brands that are allies to the black matters movement. It’s time to start spending your dollars wisely!

VOTE

As President Obama so eloquently shared today, the most important way to make changes to our local criminal justice system and police departments is through voting.

 

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Education / Xia’s Reading List

The best way to grow and tackle racism is through knowledge. Especially for my non-black followers who want to be a part of the change to end racism, even if you don’t think you’re racist, I encourage you to start educating yourself on the issues black people face. Once you do that, talk about these issues with members of your family and community. As a black woman, I know that I personally want to continue to educate myself and empower myself with the knowledge and tools to have better ongoing discussions to help my community. My daughter Xia wanted to share her reading picks below.

 


I want to this page to be a reflection of ongoing conversations, so please feel free to share any other resources you recommend I add to this page. Sending you lots of love and light.

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