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Happy Juneteenth! + Black businesses you should support in honor of today!

What is Juneteenth?

June 19, 1865 is marked as the day that put an official end to slavery as a whole. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which granted slaves freedom but was not recognized by all states.


Is this your first year celebrating Juneteenth?

Don't feel discouraged or embarrassed because you're not as educated about today as you would like to be. This awakening of black pride is beautiful, and it's never too late to tap into your culture and celebrate anscestors. Please don't be one of those people saying, "Oh nowwww everyone wants to celebrate Juneteenth?!". It's a positive thing! Our ancestors went through countless unimaginable sacrifices for us to be where we are now. Although we still have a lot of progress to make, I feel in my heart that things are going to change for the better. I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I don't believe that Jesus put our people on this Earth to suffer and go through collective hardships just because! There's a greater purpose for everything. Through all of the odds we show perseverance, strength, and resilience like no other.

"They tried to bury us. They didn't know that we were seeds." -Dinos Christianopoulos


Instead of thinking about what that says about other people, I challenge you to ask yourself what does that say about our people? The underdogs they could never completely dog or put under. HAPPY JUNETEENTHHHH I LOVE YALL! Bless up, and check out these black businesses and creatives you should be supporting!! ...Supporting them could start with you sharing this post with as many people as you can! :)


All natural soaps, lotions, and scrubs

PeterandYvonne.co

IG: @PeterandYvonne

Organic hair products

Purchase Three-Sixty

IG: @Threesixtyhaircare

Makeup artist based in ATL, but offers virtual makeup lessons

Kenyahaynie.com

IG: @KenyaHaynie

Nail artist based in ATL

IG: @4Realnailz

Hand poured candles

Waxsy Candle Co.

IG: @shopwaxsycandles

Online workouts & personal training

SimplyTone Fitness

IG: @Simplytone


Personal training

IG: @Terkfit

Chef & Caterer

IG: @Jpculinarycreations


Clothing

IG: @Cocoasociety_

Brand and Web designer

Briana White

IG: @brianawhitecreative

Artist

IG: @Luvart.byme45

Professional teacher inspired to keep our babies learning during COVID-19

IG: @Littlelearningtreasures

Author, content writer, and blogger

Nikita Haynie

IG: @TheNikitaHaynie

Author

Jazmine Nikkia

Blogger

IG: @Eunoia.theblog

Brandi Cooper

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