For us, the movement wasn't just last week, its not just now, its forever. We will keep going, keep standing beside you. We will keep listening, learning and loving. We will share resources and information. We will showcase black-owned businesses and artists. If we mess up along the way, we will learn how we can do better and try again. We will help out organizations in need on a monthly basis. We will dedicate ourselves to this every week for the rest of our lives for our beloved black friends and neighbors. Photo and Art by @bylianarae
We took a seat back over the past week so we could to listen, learn and explore. Feel free to view link in bio to view information we gathered, highlighting films, black-owned businesses, artists and important ways to continue to fight for justice and equality. This list will be ever growing and evolving, if you have anything you would like to contribute or add please send us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK CULTURE, ART, BUSINESSES
FILMS + SHOWS (ty Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein)
13th, American Son, Dear White People, See You Yesterday, When They See Us, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Hate U Give, Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, Clemency, Fruitvale Station, I Am Not Your Negro, Just Mercy, Selma, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
ANTI RACIST BOOK LIST
White Tears / Brown Scars, Stamped, This Book Is Anti-Racist, The New Jim Crow, Black Feminist Thought, So You Want To Talk About Race, Eloquent Rage, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Beloved, Between the World and Me, Your Silence Will Not Protect You, White Fragility, Killing Rage: Ending Racism
BLACK OWNED BOOKSTORES TO BUY FROM
Brave and Kind (Decatur, GA), Semicolon (Chicago, IL), Brain Lair Books (South Bend, IN), Afriware Books (Maywood, IL), Detroit Book City (Detroit, MI), Mahogany Books (Washington, DC), Uncle Bobbie's (Philadelphia, PA), Hakim's Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA), Harriott's Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA), Ashay By The Bay (Bay Area, CA), Eso Won Books (Los Angeles, CA), The Lit Bar (Bronx, NY), Cafe con Libros (Brooklyn, NY), Frugal Bookstore (Roxbury, MA).
BLACK CREATIVES AND ARTISTS
Tactile Matter by Kenesha Sneed, Brownie Points by Rinny Perkins, Cleo Wade, Kashmirvi, Debra Cartwright, Coloring Pins, Oat Cinnamon, Pearly Interiors, Le Fevre Diary, Ethels Club, The Jungalow, Creative Hunt, The Coy Collection, Hannah Faith Lord, Eden of The Grdn of Eden, Ashton Paige Anderson, Femme Magazine, Claire Most, Gabrielle of Frida Cashflow, Aurora James, Kanaiza Gallery, Liana Farmer, Amanda Seales, Sacré Frangine (Aline + Celia), Stormy Mae Nesbit, Reyna Noriega
BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES - WELLNESS + BEAUTY
Golde, Plant Apothecary, Oui the People, Lauren Napier Beauty, Wild Lather, Mented, The Honey Pot, Alexandra Winbush, Heal Haus, Briogeo, S Dot Beauty Products, Epara Skin Care, Edas, EPI Logic, KNC Beauty, Nigella NYC, Beneath Your Mask, Shani Darden, Klur.co, Liha Beauty, Glory Skin Care, Propa Beauty, Myakio Beauty, Mented Cosmetics, Zero Shop Co., Bee Love Buzz, Shea Moisture, Flora Curl, A Complexion Company, Holistic Healing Cosmetics, Black Girl Sun Screen
BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES - FASHION (BOUTIQUES + VINTAGE)
Brother Vellies, William Okmo, Sincerely Tommy, Fe Noel, Third Crown, Want Les Essentiels, Martine Rose, Edas, Pyer Moss, Omi Woods, Jaded Swim, Bad Girl Good Human, The Mie, Lait De Coco Studio, Cushnie, Fe Noel, Riot Swim, Tove Studio, Mahnal, Selva Negra, Elia Vintage, Wear Proclaim, Predominantly Black, Almost On Time, Shop Samaria Leah, Old Laundry, Blk Mkt Vintage, Oma the Label, Two Days Off, Small Needs, Yam NYC, t.a. New York, House of Aama, Lucky Match Vintage, Dem, Been Thrifty, LittlePandaBearFinds, La Vegan Baddie, Thread Count Store, Vintage and Soul, Fyre Vintage, ZYI Archives, Devotion Vintage, Galerie LA
BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES - HOME GOODS
Lolly Lolly Ceramics, Actually Curious, Linoto, Isatu Hyde, Vidi Vixi Studio, The Spice Suite, Darryl Carter Design, Trade Street Jam, Cook by Color, Unwrp, Lit Brooklyn, Yowie, Claude Home, The Lam Label, Aya Paper Co., Goodee, Tracie Hervy, Nicole M Crowder, Denniston House, Lichen NYC, Ceramic Meltdown, Wildfang Home, Isatu Hyde, Clare Paint, Brooklyn Blooms, Offerings, Mud Belly Ceramics, Ekua Ceramics, Jomo Furniture, Bole Road Textile, Dress My Room Nur Cermics, The Camp Interiors, Ashe Ceramics, Pur Home Clean, Naked Clay Ceramics, Groun.ded, The Zen Succulent, Bloom and Plume, Les Blooms Floral, Plant Vessel, Natty Garden, Marie Burgo Design, Sheila Bridge Design, Livvy & Neva, 54 Kibo, Modish Decor, Dont Sleep Interiors, Malene Barnett, ilked Begging, Johanna Howard Home, Rochelle Porter Designs
BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES - FOOD + RESTAURANTS
LOS ANGELES VEGAN - https://vegoutmag.com/losangeles/food-and-drink-article.php?id=385
BROOKLYN - https://www.instagram.com/blackownedbklyn/
Shout out to one of our favorite customers - do yourself a favor and follow the lovely Sophia Roe who is a Brooklyn based chef and covers all things culinary, health and wellness. She is a beautiful gem of a human with important deep thoughts and we have learned so much from her.
Additionally, Kelly Pena reached out to me with this extremely detailed website listing ways to support and help Black Owned Businesses. Its very detailed and thorough and I recommend checking it out for further information. Thank you, Kelly.
15 PERCENT PLEDGE - Started by Aurora James, the 15 Percent Pledge calls on major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. Although this initiative is targeted for majors, ri-ri-ku wants to stand with the pledge and dedicate 15% minimum of our shop to female black-owned businesses. If you can please take the time to check out the site and sign the petition to support:
CRYSTAL MASON - Texas put a Black Woman in prison for 5 years for voting on Parole. You can help by writing a letter to support Crystal Mason's appeal to vacate sentencing:
2nd Ct of Appeals / Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
401 West Belknap Suite 9000 Fort Worth Texas 76196
COLOR OF CHANGE (ty the Good Trade) - The largest online racial justice organization in the US. The nonprofit has a handful of petitions you can sign - stay tuned, check in often and sign when you can - https://colorofchange.org/campaigns/active/
DETAILED RESOURCE LIST (ty @leavesyoubreathless) - https://linktr.ee/nationalresourceslist
BLACK LIVES MATTER - DEFUND THE POLICE (ty the Good Trade)- The Black Lives Matter movement is calling for radical and sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives. This petition is a call to end systematic racism through the defunding of police and the reallocation of funds to Black communities and resources - https://blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/
WEEK OF ACTON (ty @natanyaesther) - https://m4bl.org/week-of-action/
CAMPAIGN ZERO - 8 CANT WAIT - tell your mayor to adopt #8CANTWAIT to end police violence in America - https://8cantwait.org/
TRUMP'S LARGEST DONORS - STOP BUYING, USING, SUPPORTING COMPANIES WHO SUPPORT A RACIST PRESIDENT - I am working hard to find substitute options for all of the below, but in the meantime if we can work to avoid using, buying, supporting these businesses as much as possible.
BEAUTY - Estee Lauder, Aerin, Aramis, Aveda, Becca Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and Bumble, Clinique, Darphin, DKNY, Donna Karan, Dr. Jart+, Frederic Malle, Estee Lauder, Ermenegildo Zegna, Glam Glow, Jo Malone, Killan Paris, Kiton, La Mer, Lab Series, Le Labo MAC, Michael Kors, Originas, Rodin, Smashbox, Tom Ford Beauty, Tommy Hilfiger Too Faced, Revlon (via Chairman Ronald Perelman), Chi Haircare (via owner Farouk Shami) brands include: Chi, BioSilk, SunGlitz, Farouk Systems and Cationic
CLOTHING - LL Bean (via owner Linda Bean), New Balance (via CEO Jim Davis), Versace (via Billonaire Stakeholder Stephen Schwartzman)
APPS - Facebook / Instagram, WhatApp, Spotify, Lyft, AirBNB (all via Peter Thiel), SnapChat, Pixel Press (via Stephen Ross)
FITNESS - Soul Cycle and Equinox (via Stephen Ross)
FOOD + BEV - Molson Coors Brewing Co, Miller Beers, Coors Beers, Ontarios The Beer Store (all via Pete Coors), Alternative Sweeteners: Equal, Sugarly Sweet, Whole Earth and Pure Via (via Ronal Perelman), Wendy's (via Nelson Peltz), McDonalds (via Billonaire Owner Jude and J Christoper Reyes who own Martin Brewer Company), Chick-Fil-A (via Billonaire Senior VP Donald M Cathy and Cindy Cathy), Taco Bell (via "Taco Pacs" a collection of restaurant owners who make the maximum donation), Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs (via Howard Lorber), Outstanding Foods (Stephen Ross), Momofuku (via Stephen Ross), Landry's Restaurants (via Billonaires Tillman and Paige Fertitta)
FOLLOW, DONATE, GET INVOLVED - National Bail Out, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Minnesota Women for Political Change, Black Visions Collective, Bail Out Black Mamas, Loveland, Reclaim the Block, Black Aids Institute, Trans Cultural District, LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund, Audre Lorde Project, Essie Justice Group, Bad Guild, ACLU, Campaign Zero, Girl Trek, Black Lives Matter, BLM Los Angeles, The Marshall Project, Change the NYPD, National Police Accountability Project, Movement for Black Lives, 8 Can't Wait, 15 Percent Pledge, Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Still We Rise
In honor of PRIDE and BLM we will be donating 10% of all online sales to The Loveland Foundation.