Welcome to Black Friday, a day where we spend our hard earned dollars with some of the biggest retailers in the country. But what if we turned that power towards our communities? As we head into the Trump Era, it’s a great time to reflect on how we can prepare for this time on all fronts, especially from an economic standpoint.
“We live in a time where we are shouting that our lives matter, but financially managing the upkeep of the empires that we are shouting at,” Aquillia Mikel of Rebrand Chicago states. “Your righteous anger deserves to be guided by a plan to challenge a system that is sustained by your money.”
We’ve talked about #BankBlack and now, we can put #BuyBlack power behind Black Friday with our list below.
Beauty and Body (Men and Women)
Base Butter – all natural, multi-purpose beauty product.
Beija Flor Naturals – An organic hair and bodycare line.
Belle Butters – Premium, high quality natural products for hair and body that are affordable and easy to use.
Dr. Locs – Vegan, buildup-free loc products.
Pink Mahogany Fragrances – Harmonically embellished ‘accords’ for your skin and atmosphere.
Thank God I’m Natural – Chris-Tia Donaldson is inspiring women from the south side of Chicago to South Africa to embrace healthier beauty practices through Thank God It’s Natural.
The Sitota Collection – handmade body, fragrance, and home productions.
Solo Noir – a complete grooming line for men featuring 100% organic 2-in-1 grooming products.
Apparel and Fashion
Ariel Brands – Art and clothes with a social message.
Art of EMJ – The Art of EMJ is an in-house crafter and designer of luxury bow ties and accessories.
Lifestyle and Tech
The Financial Success Planner – Millennial money expert expert Tonya Rapley created this planner to help you organize your finances.