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Introducing: Barafutours77

Like what you see?

 

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In my attempt to uphold Ujamaa (cooperative economics), I asked a very talented jewelry maker from Tanzania:

 

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To make me a “statement” piece that was inspired by the Maasai. I received my earrings today in the mail and was very pleased.

These brightly coloured earrings were painstakingly handmade and are very beautiful.

The name of her company is : Barafutours77

And she can be found on Ebay here:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/barafutours77

I urge all of you to look at her very inspiring and colourful shop and support Black Owned Businesses worldwide.

The next item I’m going to buy from her is this:

 

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I wonder if she’ll make them in Red, Green and Gold…

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Introducing Luvvie

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When I was growing up, I couldn’t go into a store or marketplace offering baby food that didn’t have the Gerber Baby on it.  I wondered why we, as Africans, didn’t have our own line of baby products with a child on the logo that looked like us. After much contemplation, we decided to create our own line of organic Baby Soap and Bum Balm that would represent us as a global nation.

This beautiful, Afrikan baby picture was commissioned by the very talented artist, Moni Rickert.

 

Introducing Luvvie…

 

Luvvie Baby soap

 

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An organic baby soap made with all natural ingredients from my farm. Hand cut and sliced, it is delicately scented with the sweet scent of fresh chamomile and lavender. The Luvvie Bum Balm is 100% vegan and whipped with raw Shea Butter and vegetable oils. We used natural anti-bacterial peppermint from my garden to help heal and soothe diaper rash.

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/222909732/luvvie-baby-soap-sweet-lavender-and?

I’d like to thank my very devoted and loyal customers who have already placed orders and continue to support Black businesses worldwide. The process of Ujamaa (cooperative economics) is an important one if we wish to liberate ourselves and gain sovereignty. By supporting our worldwide enterprises, we build stronger communities and pride as a people.

Keep the wealth within our communities and shop Black every day.

P.S. I’ve gotten a few inquiries regarding worldwide shipping. Yes, we do ship out of state. Please contact me for more information on international shipping prices.

Coming up next…

I asked a very talented jewelry maker from Kilimanjaro to make me a “statement” piece and I’m awaiting delivery…

Stay tuned.

Turn Black Friday into Black Economics Day

I asked a good buddy of mine recently if she thought a movement called Black Economics Day would work. I explained that Black Friday, which has its roots in slavery, should be renamed and re-purposed to empower all Black-owned businesses worldwide.

She suggested starting the movement early on in the year so when Black Friday and the holiday shopping season finally approached, we would already be mentally prepared to spend money with our community and forsake the glamour of the White corporations.

I concur.

I’m going to ask everyone who has a Facebook page, Twitter account, Reddit, LinkedIn account and all other forms of social media to pass this post onto 10 people.

I’m also going to ask those of you that read my blog to reblog this post to as many other bloggers as possible who share my sentiments about taking something that is entrenched in the pain and suffering of others and turn it into a positive economic situation.

Power is never given. You must take it for yourself.

We have all that you need this shopping season…books that cater to romance, education, children, clothing, accessories, home decor, personal products, jewelry, etc. I already ordered my book to support this movement:

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And cannot wait to curl up with a nice cup of hot tea in front of the fireplace.

Let’s begin a worldwide movement.

Support Black Economics Day.

 

If you agree with this post, pass it on.

I love you, my Melanin Family!

Negress

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