#VBGIVESBACKIn Honor of Juneteenth
2. Walk for a cause. Since 2016, activist Opal Lee has walked 2.5 miles every year to recognize the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the United States. This June 18th, join an Opal's Walk event near you—or register to walk virtually, wherever you are here—here. Or if you're in Fort Worth, Texas, join 95-year-old Ms. Lee herself. Yes, 95. No excuses.
3. Support Black-owned businesses and keep supporting them throughout the year. Some of our favorites from our #MAKEITHAPPEN and VB Edit community include thirteen lune's Nyakio Grieco, Fanm Djanm's Paola Mathé, The Sixes' Franci Girard, Monrowe's Dani Evans and authors Jodie Patterson, Ajayi Jones and Tricia Clarke-Stone and Antoinette Clarke. Read their stories, give them a follow and support their work.
The Invisible Man/Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The First Next Time by James Baldwin
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
High on the Hog
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Ava DuVernay's 13TH and Selma