Many people have taken to social media to also protest and purchase from Black-owned businesses.
February is Black History Month, and with that, many popular retailers are showing their support for Black-owned brands, businesses and artists through a wave of new product releases and special collections. Along with coming out with limited-edition apparel and accessories, many brands are also donating to nonprofits that work to achieve racial equality around the world.
Americans have plans to send a message at the checkout counter on Tuesday amid renewed calls for racial equality across the country.
Four years ago, ReShauna Striggles was at her wits end at work. The last straw, she recalls, was when her manager at Arizona-based RA Sushi denied her request to take off on Juneteenth, while approving her white colleagues’ vacation days.
Where is Dr. King’s dream today? “We have to get to a place where we stop denying the black experience.”