Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement
2020 has been quite the year, hasn't it?
I have been reflecting a lot over the past few days about ways we can continue proactively contributing to the Black Lives Matter movement. While we are a beauty business and, that is and always will be our primary focus, we want to continue to educate ourselves and bring awareness to the injustices in our world.
Of course, actions speak louder than words. So now is the time to be proactive, it's a time for striving towards change.
Black lives matter. Below, I have listed out some useful ways you can join us in supporting the movement. There is more we can do, the list is by no means exhaustive, but it's a start.
1) Open Discussions with Friends
If you can, donate to one of these causes.
A global network working to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.
With over 5000 books, the historical archive is a place to learn about the world from perspectives that are often underexposed.
The NCAAP works to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination.
If you can, donate direct. However, from today, online at The Beauty Editor we'll also be giving you the chance to donate to these charities at the checkout when you shop with us. Moving forwards, every three months, we'll be supporting different charities and sharing why we are supporting them on our blog.
If you can't donate...
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
A gripping film. Tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple await news of their missing teenage son.
Five teens are accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on a true story, this is a tough but important series to watch.
A feature-length documentary about the criminalisation of African Americans.
There are three seasons of this series following black students at an Ivy League university.
Head to the Tropen Museum, a museum about world cultures. Head to the exhibition called Heden van het Slavernijverleden and get acquainted with current legacies of slavery and colonialism in the Netherlands. Due to coronavirus, it's best to book a slot to visit the museum online beforehand.
Support black-owned businesses, after visiting the Tropen Museum refuel at Water&Brood, the fried chicken and waffles are amazing.