All fifty (50) states have organized a protest demanding justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many other Black Americans who have been killed due to police brutality and injustice. The protests are calling for a change in a system that is long overdue. While thousands of people from all over the world have filled the streets to protest, not being able to physically be out on the streets or part of larger protests due to factors like distance, health issues, or other reasons, doesn’t mean you cannot support or protest in other ways. If you can’t physically march amongst your allies, you still have the power to evoke change using your hard-earned dollars.


Here are two ways that your voice can be heard by using your dollars.


Donate to the Cause

Any dollar amount matters when you are helping to make a difference. You can donate to organizations helping to bail out thousands of protesters, creating and fighting for policy, and numerous other organizations that are part of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Here’s a list of 5 organizations you can donate to today:

1. Reclaim The Block

2. Campaign Zero

3. Black Visions Collective

4. The Bail Project

5. Advancement Project


Support a Black-Owned Business

In the 2016 report by Nielsen, African Americans have 1.2 trillion dollars in buying power. Yet, the Black community sees less than 2% of that number re-circulate into the Black community.



Find different black-owned businesses, either locally or online, that you can financially support. The goods and services that you buy from black-owned stores will help to amplify their visibility on larger platforms, increase their chances of staying open, and increase their chances of building wealth.


It’s also important to note that statics show that Black entrepreneurs are less likely to be approved for a business loan from banks to build or financially support their business, often due to a long history of racial discrimination. Your dollars in supporting them is powerful.




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