Updated: Jun 26, 2020
I had the opportunity to share some tips & advice during a recent interview with journalist & reporter Lindsay Hoffman of US Weekly, InTouch and A Dose of Bliss as she reached out to ask me "How can I show support during the Black Lives Matter Movement?" Lindsay has always been very supportive of my career and brand and with great pleasure, I accepted her invite to publicly share ways that she & others can show their support. Off camera, we also discussed additional ways to better deal with those who attack her & others for being supportive & non-racist. Below, I've also listed a few important tips that were also shared.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SHOW GENUNE SUPPORT:
Lindsay was not familiar with the Juneteenth Holiday as this was/is not taught in schools. Knowing and understanding history is just as important as being aware of current affairs amongst The Black Community.
We also discussed when dealing with family members & friends who are racist, address the matter. Do not sweep their comments under the rug by ignoring their racist comments &/or statements. Let them know where you stand and that they're NOT right.
We're hearing a lot of talk and sudden promotions & highlights of Black Owned Brands & People. It's interesting that many are suddenly using this movement as a platform to promote themselves. The Black community recognizes this, and I advise everyone to stay true & genuine with their actions; opposed to "show" words.
Sign the petitions. Here is a list of numerous petitions that can help show your support.
Be the change. Support Black Owned Businesses, Hire Black Employees and pay them well while treating them with great dignity & respect. Encourage your colleagues to do the same.
Educate yourself. Research the history of The Civil Rights Movement and understand the history of the Black Community and the on-going fight for equality.
Know the following:
What did the civil right movement do?
Was the civil rights movement successful?
Why is the civil rights movement important?
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