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As a consumer, one of the biggest ways that you can make an impact on the economy is with your purchasing power. That means choosing wisely where you spend your money, and what exactly you spend it on. 

Toronto-based designer Aurora James recently launched the 15 Percent Pledge, a platform that’s calling on large retailers to dedicate 15 per cent of their shelves Black artists and creators. Sephora was the first major company that has accepted the call, but there are also plenty of

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25 black-owned beauty and fashion brands to support now and forever

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality, many Americans are mourning, protesting and standing in solitude against centuries-long racial injustice.

Powerful ways to support monumental platforms such as Black Lives Matter include learning through literature about race and privilege. You can also make sure to do your part in voting throughout election season, find ways to authentically amplify black voices that need to be heard, and last but certainly not least, put your money where your mouth is by financially backing black-owned businesses during this triggering time.

MORE: Black businesses hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat

There are a wide variety of black-owned businesses that are often underfunded, lacking access to capital as well as loans and have been disproportionately disrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

The number of black-owned businesses has fallen by 40% during the pandemic, according to The Washington Post.

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20 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Every Day

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have rightfully created a call to action for change within our nation. With protests against institutionalized racism and police brutality taking place across the country, being a bystander to the injustice is no longer an option — as fellow Americans, now is the time to band together as allies and demand change for the sake of the Black community.

We may be a product recommendation site, but we refuse to sit back and be silent. We’re asking you to spark change in any way that you can: signing petitions, protesting while practicing social distancing if possible, donating to helpful organizations, and using your wallet to promote equality and support the Black community. While these are small steps, we’re willing to do anything we can to show up for our Black community, and we’re asking you

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48 Black-Owned Fashion Labels and Clothing Stores You Can Shop Right Now

There’s a lot of work to be done in the fight against systemic racism and police brutality against Black Americans. You can protest, vote, battle for policies aimed at ending discrimination in law enforcement, call local government officials, and donate—if you can, whatever you can—to bail funds and other vital organizations. (We have some suggestions, if you need ’em.) And while you’re thinking about where you can put your money to work, it makes sense to apply that same consideration to your closet, too. To that end, we’ve put together a (by no means complete) list of black-owned fashion labels and clothing stores. Whether you’re looking for a fit-worthy sweatsuit or a masterfully crafted business suit, start here next time you’re stocking up.

In just seven short years, designer Kerby Jean-Raymond has built Pyer Moss into one of the most vital and consequential fashion labels in America.

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