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Carrying More Black-Owned Brands Is The Least Canadian Retailers Can Do

12 days ago   |   By Refinery29

Last month, during the height of the protests for George Floyd while brands were busy making statements in support of Black Lives Matter , accessories designer Aurora James posted a spontaneous call-to-action online: The Brother Vellies creative director challenged American retailers to commit to buying 15% of their products from Black-owned businesses , a percentage that reflects the Black population of the United States.
Now, with high-profile participants like Sephora and Rent the Runway signed on, James, who is from Toronto but based in New York, has brought her 15 Percent Pledge...
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Andra Day Riffs on ‘Lose Yo' Job' Viral Hit

Andra Day Riffs on ‘Lose Yo' Job' Viral Hit

13 days ago   |   By Essence

Andra Day 's “Rise Up,” with lyrics like “when the silence isn't quiet and it feels like it's getting hard to breathe,” has become the unofficial anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. And the Grammy-nominated singer delivered a stripped-down, but moving rendition of that song alongside a guitar player for the concert series portion of the ESSENCE Festival of Culture Virtual Experience last weekend. After her performance Day did a quick riff on Johniqua Charles' impromptu “Lose Yo' Job” jam.Dressed casually in distressed jeans and a green tank top, Day did a lil' hair toss and chair...
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Black-Owned Netherlands Fashion Brands Unite for Black Lives Matter T-Shirts

Black-Owned Netherlands Fashion Brands Unite for Black Lives Matter T-Shirts

13 days ago   |   By Hypebeast

In light of ongoing anti-racist activations, seven Black-owned Netherlands fashion brands have united for a special Black Lives Matter T-shirt intended to benefit several local progressive movements. Daily Paper , Patta , Filling Pieces , Olaf Hussein , Smib, The New Originals and Hosselaer have utilized artist Farida Sedoc's No Justice No Peace as the centerpiece of a special made-to-order charity T-shirt. Dubbed "In Unity, There Is Strength," the collaborative design features Sedoc's art on the front, borrowed from the posters that she created for the Stedelijk Museum in dialogue with...
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