If you’re reading this, chances are you know the obstacles faced by BIPOC business owners. Systemic racism has erected so many barriers for BIPOC entrepreneurs and by extension the communities that they live in. Local businesses are the lifeblood of communities they keep wealth circulating, and create a tax base that funds services and contributes to the overall wellbeing of communities.
Often discrimination prevents minority owned businesses from securing funding that’s needed to scale their businesses. On the other hand consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the total US economy. Only 14 percent of that money is recirculated into local communities by big box stores compared to 48 percent by locally owned businesses.
If we want to see Black and Indeginous communities thrive, economically supporting businesses in those communities is a necessity. Spending money with these businesses is the most tangible way you can show your support for…
The holiday season is here, and the world around us has shifted dramatically. From protesting social injustice worldwide to bearing the harshest brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, the black community, and our allies, globally have dealt with a lot this year. I know many of us are looking forward to the holidays. The time of year when we can reset, rest and reconnect with our loved ones either virtually or safely in person, and one of the ways we do that is gift-giving.
We here at Blistey are exceedingly passionate about supporting black-owned businesses all over the world, and we hope you are too. Forty-one percent of black-owned businesses have either temporarily or permanently closed their doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US. We should all be uplifting the black entrepreneurs in our lives, especially now. With that in mind, check out Blisteys’ gift buying guide below, these amazing businesses won’t disappoint. You can spoil t…
When in doubt, pay attention to the CDC guidelines, wash/sanitize your hands often and always, always, stay socially distanced.Quarantine for 14 days before traveling or get tested within 72 hours of traveling (know your status).Stock up on masks, gloves and sanitizing products.As much as possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Even if traveling within the US, give yourself time to get through all airport inspections.If necessary, bring your own pillow and blanket.
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AT BLISTEY WE ARE DETERMINED TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AS WE GROW WITH OUR GIVE BACK, LOOK BACK PROGRAM. WE ARE GOING TO DONATE 5% PERCENT OF OUR PROFIT TO THE COMMUNITY. CLICK BELOW IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO BE PART OF OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER.
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund – https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
General/NationalBlack Lives Matter – https://blacklivesmatter.com (local chapters available)American Civil Liberties Union – https://www.aclu.org (local chapters available)Southern Poverty Law Center – https://www.splcenter.org/NAACP Legal Defense Fund – https://www.naacpldf.org/Color of Change – https://colorofchange.org/Being Anti-Racist https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracistThe Audre Lorde Project – https://alp.org/Equal Justice Initiative – https://eji.org/Showing Up for Racial Justice – https://showingupforracialjustice.orgCampaign Zero – https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Bail OutNational Bail Out – http://nationalbailout.org/Freedom Fund – https://www.lgbtqfund.org/Emerge…