WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY…

knitted dresses I know 2020 is not over, but it is undeniably a year that will go down in history. As if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been hard enough, here we are dealing with racism virus. The past two weeks have been emotional, sad and heartbreaking. The whole world (extremely the black community) is hit with the inhumane murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and especially, George Floyd. I just couldn’t believe my eyes watching that video of the cop kneeling on the neck of this black man while his life waste away. That broke me down!! While we hope that justice is rightly served, generally, things have to change because these are not the only cases. It took George Floyd’s case to bring a worldwide awareness which is sad. -But we’re here now and change has to happen. The black community is tired of this!! It is not a crime to be black dammit! Each one of us has a role in contributing to making this world a better place. When it comes to this issue, yes it is all good that influencers are sharing which black owned businesses to support, black creators to follow, but this is not the underlined solution.

* Educate Yourselves and Speak Up *

Dear white people (with all due respect), it is time to stand with the black community to eradicate racism. Silence is golden, but when it comes to racism, it is NOT! Many of y’all have been silent because you don’t know enough, you think it isn’t in your place to speak or don’t care as this isn’t happening to you or your families, but it is wrong. It can also be that some of y’all are still clueless about racism. With everything going on, please take a stand and use your platforms to speak up. Not just online, but also in the physical world. I will be the first to say that having a race conversation can be uncomfortable, but it has to be done one way or another. There’re so many books (The color of Law, So You want to Talk about Race, Americanah, e.t.c) and movies (When They See Us, Dear White People, Selma, e.t.c) that can be a starting point. While we doing that let educate our kids as well.

* Donate For a Good Cause *

It is unfortunate, but for change to happen, money is involved. With time the hype may die down, but that doesn’t mean background work isn’t going on. There’re organizations like NAACPWinning Justice and Campaign Zero fighting behind the scenes. Kudos to you if you’ve already donated. If you haven’t, please do because every little helps.

* Vote Vote Vote *

Now more than ever your vote is needed. Please don’t just vote for anybody, – do some background checks. What are the candidate’s views? Where do they stand when it comes to race or even humanity? Very important!

Let demand change together!
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Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a lovely weekend.

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Much Love!

Missy May

69 Comments

  1. June 13, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    I loved this post! Definitely I feel like it’s a collective responsibility to stamp out racism, it doesn’t just fall on one group of people to bring about change. I’ve been reading and re-reading books I have on race, and I think I call out racism whenever I see it. There’s still so much more to do and I hope the movement maintains momentum. I think it’s important to have these discussions. I was listening to a podcast a while ago and something they said really stuck with me, and that was that you only really notice privilege if you don’t have it. When you are in a privileged position you don’t stop to think about whether other people are being treated the same as you are, and it’s helpful to be reminded of that and observe whether we are treated differently sometimes. xo

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 14, 2020 / 2:07 am

      Thanks so much, Sarah! Good to hear that you love this post and for contributing to it. This means a lot. That’s one thought-provoking note on what was said on the podcast and definitely true. I’ve to share that on the gram. Once again, thank you! 🙂

  2. June 13, 2020 / 7:11 pm

    You look great on that dress!
    Thanks for the films and books: I have already put one of the books on my “to read” Amazon’s list.
    Have a good weekend 🙂
    xx

    Eli

    http://www.curly-style.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 14, 2020 / 2:03 am

      Thanks much, Eli!
      Good to hear that and have a blessed week ahead. 🙂

  3. June 14, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    You look fab in that dress and this is such a helpful guide, thank you! If you don’t mind I’ve scheduled it for twitter (I’ve tagged you of course). I confess to being ignorant to a lot of it and I’m so sorry – I’m trying to learn and do better and I want my sons to see that everyone is worthy, our differences make us special and shouldn’t divide us! 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:32 am

      Thank you, Mica! My pleasure and good to hear that. Its not a problem at all. I do appreciate it. 🙂
      Happy weekend to ya’ll. 🙂

  4. June 15, 2020 / 12:37 am

    Hi gorgeous darling you look stunning and you are so right Enough is Enough It must change NOW because Now is already too late Racism is a much worse pandemic and needs to be eradicated. I stand with the black community Much love xoxo Cris
    http://www.photosbycris.com.au/?p=6040

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:30 am

      Hi Cris dear! Thanks so much and appreciated! Good to hear that you stand with us. Means a lot. Bless!

  5. June 15, 2020 / 3:46 am

    This dress is Fantastic and you look HOTTT Sis. Unfortunately, most of what we see now on the news has been going on for hundred of years in America. Thanks to social media and cell phones we can see it more clearly. Did you read my post about white privilege?
    http://www.madamtoomuch.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:36 am

      Thanks much, auntie! You are right about that. That has definitely helped to bring a worldwide awareness to it.
      I haven’t yet, but off to now. Thank you for sharing.

  6. June 15, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have been working to really educate myself more, acknowledging that I will probably not say everything the correct way all the time but that it’s more important to just not be silent. Definitely leaning into tough conversations these days. Sometimes that’s uncomfortable…and yet I think the fact that it can be uncomfortable is a sign to do it even more! I’m still learning. (Also as a side note, I’m loving that dress! Such a good look.)

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:42 am

      You’re ace, Kathryn! Good to hear that and I couldn’t agree more with ya.
      Thanks so much. Appreciated! 🙂

  7. June 15, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    Beautifully expressed post. There is so much change that needs to happen, and it starts with education and compassion.
    I do believe that change can and will happen if we work together to make the world a better place for our children.
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:29 am

      Thanks much, Julia and definitely agree with you. Appreciate the contribution much. Truth!

  8. June 16, 2020 / 4:40 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I am really trying to educate myself more to help everyone the best I can. I hope that you are keeping well <3

    findyourownhope.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:29 am

      My pleasure, Susie! Good to hear that and thank you. I am keeping well and hope you too.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:28 am

      My pleasure, Lovely! For sure and Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:16 am

      For sure, Stefania! Thank you…

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:15 am

      Thank you, Anika! Hope so too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:05 am

      Thanks much, KAthrine. My pleasure!

  9. June 16, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I still hate myself for watching the video of George Floyd, I had to stop it after a while. Never stop educating yourself and VOTE VOTE VOTE <3

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:07 am

      My pleasure, Kate! Aw, it’s so sad! Most definitely! Thanks much for the contribution.

  10. June 16, 2020 / 10:08 pm

    Jumper dress and heels are cute. I think it is best if we do educate ourselves on such topics and it is amazing that others think most if not all racism does not exist, just because it is not happening to them. Amazing. I hope you are doing well : ) xo

    http://www.juanitalikes.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:34 am

      Thank you, Natoya! I couldn’t agree with you more.
      I’m well by the grace of God. Hope you too. 🙂

  11. June 16, 2020 / 11:01 pm

    OMG I know 2020 is only half over, what does the other half have in store. I don’t think I want to know. Very honest and real post here. If there is a silver lining in all of this is that there will finally be real change. The world wide uprising and protests and at least here in the States officials seem to be moving faster then they have in the past with passing legislation. I went to a BLM protest on Sunday I was a bit nervous to go because of Covid 19. I personally don’t care if I get it, but I live with high risk people one of whom is very high risk.

    But it was in the burbs instead of the city so I figured I could social distance which honestly I did not do all that well. I was also a bit nervous about counter protesters the karens and their bald chubby kens but it was peaceful. I took photos and will be posting them next week and the one after. So I can use my blog as a platform. I saw what happened in the UK, egads that is scary AF. We have these people here too and they scare the shit out of me.

    And this FL dress is great and looks amazing on you!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:46 am

      I know right, Allie! Change is defo happening and thank God it is. Hope the movement continues and changes happen around the world. As you saw, it isn’t only happening in the US. Kudos to you for going out to protest upon all the odds. I can’t wait to see your photos. God bless you!
      Thanks so much and appreciated!

  12. June 16, 2020 / 11:01 pm

    Looking great as always! That dress is so flattering!
    Love that you’re using your platform to speak up. We need to speak up and not back down. Educating myself is always important! Plus, it calm be down. Strange.
    Love your blog!
    xxxx
    https://ooomaye.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:15 am

      Ayeeee…..thanks much and good to hear that.
      That’s the least I can do. Kudos to you for educating yourself.
      Wonderful to hear that. Appreciated!

  13. Shauna
    June 17, 2020 / 3:47 am

    Beautifully written. I actually just discovered Campaign Zero and donated recently. There are so many organizations doing amazing things right now!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:05 am

      Thanks much, Shauna and good to hear that. God bless you!

  14. June 17, 2020 / 11:12 am

    Dear Missy May, thanks for this important post! We belong all together and you look wonderful in this dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:04 am

      Dear Rena, my pleasure and thank you!

  15. June 17, 2020 / 4:10 pm

    Thank you for this post. There are so many ways to help and I’m glad that the awareness of the injustice people of color are facing on a daily basis for so long has risen to a global level. I’ve been reading a lot about racism and taking the time to educate myself, and I promise to do as much as I can personally to contribute to change. As a doctor (of dental medicine) I made an oath to respect, value and look after each human life regardless of their background, and I’m doing my best to stand up against discrimination whenever I witness it. Colors make this world vibrant and beautiful, and it applies to people.
    This is a change that all of humanity should come together and work on. Black lives matter, and the world should protect and empower them. <3

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    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:40 am

      God bless you, Jelena! I respect you for this contribution and I couldn’t agree more with ya. Thanks much for adding positively to the topic.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:13 am

      My pleasure, Sam! Most definitely! Thank you….

  16. June 18, 2020 / 4:08 am

    Ja, Schwester, I agree with you 110%. Love that dress as well, sis. x

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:01 am

      Danke Schwester!! Alles Liebe!

  17. June 18, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    Beautifully said! It is all of our responsibility to be part of the change!

    This dress looks gorgeous on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:02 am

      Thank you, Jill! Definitely!
      Aww….good to hear that. Appreciated!

  18. June 18, 2020 / 5:07 pm

    What a time to be alive !!! Both good and bad. The BLM movement’s impact on the political and legal landscape is undeniable. Not to mention immeasurably expansive. Within the last few weeks the entire world was called to action. It is sad that someone had to lose their life for social justice reform. We need to make it our duty to educate ourselves and have those tough conversations. It’s been a rough few weeks, but agree collectively we can work together to bring change. Thank you for sharing sis.

    Sending Love

    Nikki

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:38 am

      I know right, sis!? Sad, but we are here now and collectively we can make a change for sure. Thanks much for the contribution.
      Much love back!

  19. June 18, 2020 / 7:20 pm

    A very interesting and important post, dear!
    Really, even if seems unthinkable we have still to deal with racism in 2020, I know that the major part of people is against every form of racism but often dont’ know what to do to actually help the movement, or at least to better understand it!
    Your post gives lots of useful tips and ideas, thanx for sharing!
    Baci!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks much, dear! I could’t agree more with ya. My pleasure!

  20. June 19, 2020 / 5:48 am

    Education is so important. No one is born a racist! Thanks for sharing!
    That dress fits beautifully and I love the style!

    https://www.aproposh.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 11:55 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with ya, Yvonne. My pleasure!
      Thanks very much.

  21. Shaira
    June 19, 2020 / 5:58 am

    Yes to everything that you said! I’ve seen a lot of posts on instagram about this and I’m using that platform to speak up about my side and views about the racism issue. I’ve been vocal on how I stand for equality and that no one should be judged according to how he looks like. I’m with you! 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    Blog: http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:36 am

      Thanks so much, Shaira. Good to hear that. Bless! 🙂

  22. June 19, 2020 / 9:49 am

    It honestly makes me furious to see what’s happening. We are all the same and we have to stand up and fight together against racism! Justice needs to be done.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 11:54 pm

      Right!? Together we can surely make a change. Oh yes, Simone! Thanks much for the contribution.

  23. June 19, 2020 / 11:46 am

    There are no words to describe these things, yet one must to find them cause speaking loud is the most important thing we can do now. I’m trying my best to educate myself and use my platform to share these messages <3
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 20, 2020 / 12:12 am

      You are so right and I couldn’t agree more with ya, Dasynka. Good to hear that. Thanks much for doing that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 11:51 pm

      Thanks much, Karolina! I will follow you back asap.

  24. June 19, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    It’s definitely been a really tough time but, I have hope we can turn this around and make some proper long awaited changes if we all keep with this movement and not give up!! You are looking fabulous x

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 11:50 pm

      I’m hoping and praying things change for real. Thanks much, dear friend!

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 21, 2020 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks much, Serene dear! 🙂

  25. June 21, 2020 / 9:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing these ways we can help to support the Black community! This last month has been truly devastating. It’s awful to think that George Floyd’s death could’ve been swept under the rug if it hadn’t been recorded. I really hope this is the year that people wake up and make changes so the world can be safe. I was talking to this white person who said he supported the protests, but he didn’t feel like it was his fight to fight :/ I hope more people realize that this is everyone’s fight to fight!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 22, 2020 / 10:38 pm

      My pleasure, Jill! It sure has been and I couldn’t agree with you more. Imagine the ones they’ve swept under the rug. I hope so too and this is defo
      everyone’s fight. Thanks much and appreciate the contribution.

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