4 Tips for Black Folks: If #AltonSterling & #PhilandoCastille has made you #Woke

Unlearning Monday

We mourn perpetually, we grieve again, and this time the gunshots woke more of us up. Here we are once more, with videos plastered across the internet of Black people being shot down, a reminder of the progress our country has not made. The #BlackLivesMatter movement is re-upping and many of us are now paying attention. Often it takes time for people to see the value of a movement and be compelled to join the cause. For the Black people that are shaken, confused, scared and wanting to act but do not know what to do, this list is for you. Below you’ll find some suggestions and a toolkit to prepare for the days ahead. This is only the beginning.

  1. Self-Care. Black people are getting killed. Your sisters, brothers, cousins, friends, lovers, community partners, etc. are being murdered in senseless reality-tv showesque cellphone videos at the hands of people that…

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How Nikon Stood Out By Stepping Back

It’s not new. With the fight for marriage equality reaching the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, more and more brands have shown support by featuring same sex couples in advertisements. Usually, these couples are played by hired models. What is new is brands are beginning to feature real couples in their ads. Nikon is just one example of a brand that has graced headlines within the past few months for its commercial featuring two gay dads as part of its “I Am Generation Image” campaign.

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Ben & Jerry believe #BlackLivesMatter. Does Ben & Jerry’s?

At a time when it seems many leaders of organizations are scared silent, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s bravely show their support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement by denouncing police brutality.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield sported Hands Up Don’t Shoot t-shirts at the Ben & Jerry’s annual franchisee meeting on Jan. 19. Cohen began his address by listing the names of several black men and boys who’ve died at the hands of police. He encouraged franchise owners to join him in supporting the grassroots organization Hands Up United by selling the t-shirts in their stores.

“Some people might say, ‘Oh, we can’t do that,’” Cohen said to franchise owners. “‘We can’t sell those T-shirts in our shops; it’s controversial.’ But isn’t that exactly the point? If it weren’t controversial, we wouldn’t need to do it. At some point we have to ask ourselves: ‘What do we stand for? Whose side are you on?’”  Continue reading