Thursday, June 11, 2020

We Chatted with 2 Great Small Businesses That Need Your Support

Two weeks ago the world was 100% focused on COVID-19. Many of us were posted up in our houses worried about our jobs, our kids, our health, and how we were going to get through a few more weeks of lockdown. As a website, we were focused on how we could support the small businesses that have supported us throughout the last 8 years. We were also worried about how we would find the funds to keep hip going without the generous support of our sponsors. So, we built a new merch store and reached out to some of those sponsors to have a zoom chat about what they were doing and how we could help them keep afloat during these uncertain times.

As we were rolling out our first set of interviews and sharing the new merch we watched a revolution take place right in front of our eyes. On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd was murdered by 4 police officers in Minneapolis while a bystander filmed the last 8 minutes and 46 seconds of his life.  On May 26th the people took to the streets of Minneapolis, on May 29th Detroiters did the same. These protests have continued every day since then and will continue until the people are heard. We want change and we want it now. Because of this, we have redirected our social media focus to support Black Lives Matter, to cover the protests and to share ways to support black-owned businesses in Metro Detroit.

But, we didn't want to throw away the great chats we had with Brightly Twisted and Rouge Hair and Makeup. Both businesses have shifted their focus/ business structure because of COVID-19 and are not planning to reopen until they know they can keep everyone safe so they could really use your support. Please check out these chats to learn more about these two wonderful local companies and keep following us on social media to stay up to date on what is happening in and around Metro Detroit. We are proud to see Detroiters standing up for what they believe in. Keep marching, keep learning, keep unlearning, and keep the pressure on.


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