One’s who chose to celebrate on Friday June 19, 2020 was in commemoration of Juneteenth, the day in 1865 where the state of Texas declared the emancipation of slavery. It was also of encouragement to BUY BLACK. In every capacity, I made sure I would treat myself to SUPERIOR as that is also my late father’s birthday. And I’m a #girlDAD, the way my father would lavish me with gifts on a daily basis is inexplicable. Anything I wanted, he made sure not only I got it, but that my sister and cousin/brother also received as well. On his birthday, we would also gift him many things and he would always ask why we as his children were gifting him, as the older he got, he took less priority in his own birthday, when in actuality I was encouraging the new year of life as he aged. So I commemorated Juneteenth and my dad’s birthday to treating myself lavishly, since he is no longer.
I won’t go into detail of how much I spent, but it was easily over a stack ($1k) as I supported 9 black-owned businesses on that day. I celebrated Juneteenth purchases all weekend until I chose to announce the revamp of my website/blog on Monday, June 22, 2020. The shopping did not cease sha, after watching this dope Instagrammer who is taking everything by storm with his fashion line and Tik Tok, fellow Naija boy, Uyi Omorogbe, who I randomnly found because of his delirious ‘Pissing off my African Parents part series’. When I tell you ehn, he is laughable. I thought he was going MAD, not only in his song choice but the videos….when he sang and said ‘damn’ I literally feared for his life. I remember when I tried asking my dad what does damn mean in the second grade and he told me never to hear that out of my mouth AGAIN. Then he had me when his father was sleeping on couch self and of course, wakes him up to stupor. The guy is HILARIOUS. The wedding clip, where his dad asks about the wedding, and he starts off by saying “the grooms bride is a whore”. 😂😂 Jesu!!! Anyways support the young man’s movement, with his fashion line NASO, he was able to use the funds to build an entire brand new school in his village in Nigeria and plans on building more schools throughout Africa. Now that’s what you call a philanthropist. There is meaning behind his madness and I LOVE IT. God bless his dad though, a true African dad who is trying to understand his son who acts anyhow but loves him unconditionally. AMEN. 🙏🏾 I ended up purchasing two of his shirts for my brother/cousin Chris, and to my knowledge he is still having that 30% off sale on his website. You can visit here for purchase. SUPPORT the BLACK DOLLAR. His clothing line is DOPE.
As a snippet, here is an image of where my black dollars went on Juneteenth. And though I spent a lot of money, it gives me contentment that it has strictly gone to black owned businesses or black CEOs, or black entrepreneurs within a larger network. Bravo.