10 Things You Can Do to Support Black Women On Juneteenth
Events, Books, Brands, Creators and Artists, to Charities and Nonprofits...
On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday.
Here at TueNight, we’ve committed ourselves to be better allies, friends, and co-workers — to listening better, learning more, and working harder to make a better world for future generations.
We've compiled a list of ways to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth — through supporting Black-owned businesses, reading books by Black authors, learning more about the story and meaning behind the Juneteenth flag, and of course, supporting various causes and organizations.
Here are 10 things you can do to support Black women on Juneteenth:
1. Read a book by a Black writer: We recommend TueNighters Deesha Philyaw, Jamiyla Chisholm, Danyel Smith, Nicole A. Taylor, or get a suggestion from Well-Read Black Girl, Books and Crannies, Harriett’s Bookshop, and The Lit Bar.
2. Tour a Black culture museum or exhibit: Whitney Plantation, California African American Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.
3. Demand justice for Breonna Taylor: Stand With Bre — add your name right now to call on every state to stop more murders like Breonna Taylor’s, immediately.
5. Donate to a charity organization fighting for equity and racial justice: Black Lives Matter, National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
6️. Shop Black-owned style and beauty brands: Beauty Bakerie, Black Owned Everything, Black Girl Sunscreen, Délali Robinson Cosmetics, Expedition Subsaraha, Femi Secrets, Fenty Beauty, Golde, Healthy Roots Doll, Jam+Rico, Jungalow, Love Notes Fragrances, Oui The People, Pat McGrath Labs, Pattern Beauty by Tracee Ellis Ross, Pear Nova, Trade Street Jam Co, Trill Paws, and We Are Crown’d.
8️. Support LGBTQ+ Black-owned brands and genderless labels: Black Queer Magic, Bloom & Plume Coffee, Bowtie Behavior, Brownie Points For You, Coco and Breezy Eyewear, Linn TV Productions, Makoma, No Sesso, Phlemuns, The Proper Bunny, Pyramid Seven Show & Tell Concept Shop, Style Is Freedom, A Tribe Called Queer, and We L.I.T.
9️. Learn more about Black-led nonprofits and community organizations: It Gets Better Project (GLAAD) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
10. Check out: Hire Black Now and their initiative to help provide career coaching for Black women.
We recognize this list is by no means complete, so we commit to continue adding to it! Have a link to share with us? Let us know in the comments, below.