As the Country continues to fight against racism and injustice, there are many ways the Charleston community can support the Black Lives Matter movement. The Charleston City Paper has compiled a list of all the black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the Lowcountry that you can support by following and purchasing. If you don’t see a business featured, they welcome edits and additions.
Many Charlestonians are gathering together to peacefully protest the death of George Floyd. If you aren’t able to safely participate in protests, you can join them by making a donation to dismantle systematic racism through the Black Lives Matter online forum. This is an easy way to fuel the campaign for justice.
Another option to assist the BLM movement is through sharing local black creators on social media. Other ways you can help is through signing petitions, educating yourself using online resources, and speaking out rather than remaining silent.
Silence is violence in this ongoing fight. We urge you to get involved in any way you are capable of.