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Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated throughout the black community as our symbolic Day of Independence from slavery. This holiday commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.
While this holiday is not federally recognized… yet. Seems that some corporations are coming around and giving their employees Juneteenth off, following the attention of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
With the 4th of July coming up in the U.S., there has been talks about spending more money on Black owned businesses during the time of June 19th through July 4th.
Here are a few ways to support small/ Black businesses
Writing Positive Reviews – this can be a very helpful way to generate positive communication around this business, as everyone always reads yelp reviews to determine how shoppable something is.
Recommendations- Tell your friends about the brands or products you bought and share your experience.
Tag on Social Media – Social media is a big one, I know I shop on instagram allll the time. This is where we spend a lot of our time, and if someone is tagging a brand and showing off the cute piece of clothing or make up, I will probably click on it.
Make a Conscience Decision to Support – If your favorite store or local business is not close to you, make it part of a weekly routine to carve out time to support the places you want to see stay open.
It can be hard to spot a Black owned business, so here are a few posts that can help guide you through your Juneteenth shopping!
Juneteenth is a day of celebration, but also a day to remember the full history of the United States. With all the momentum from the Black Lives Matter movement, following the police brutality in the Black community, this is the perfect time to educate yourself and do your part to uplift your community.
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