Black Lives Matter is tired of black dollars going into white institutions that further white supremacy and don’t give a rat’s behind about black communities. So this holiday season, and all the holiday seasons to come, they want black people celebrating Black Christmas: a new tradition of either giving to black organization or buying from black companies.
On the website Blackxmas,org, Black Lives Matter gives you a list of black organizations you can give to and black companies you can buy from. The website states the following about the efforts of Black Christmas:
We’re creating a #BlackXmas
No Spending with White corporations 11/24/2017 – 01/01/2018
#DIVEST from White corporations.
#INVEST in Black community.
If you must buy, #BUYBLACK
Donald Trump embodies White capitalism. If you are anti-Trump, you should hold back your resources from him and the like.
BUILD NEW TRADITIONS: Donate to Black-led community-based organizations in the name of your loved ones as holiday gifts.
If you think it would be difficult for you to find exactly what you’re looking for if you restrict yourself to black owned businesses only, think again. Resources like Backing Black Business, a website that connects you to local black owned businesses, and We Buy Black, a global marketplace that connects black businesses with black consumers, make finding everything from restaurants to beauty products and clothing very easy.
Imagine how much of an impact we can have by recycling our money into our own communities not just in the holiday season but all year round. We can fund organizations that will have our interest at heart and uplift black owned businesses that are more likely to hire black employees and advance black communities.
Celebrate Black Christmas this holiday season by buying black and giving black.