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Black-Owned Health and Wellness Businesses to Support Now and Always

As the country is still grappling with the tragic death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests in its wake, musician and activist Calvin Martyr has launched #BlackOutDay2020 on July 7. This campaign calls for an economic boycott where the Black community pauses on buying to highlight their economic spending power. If they do spend money, they are encouraged to buy from Black-owned businesses only.

Just like the fashion and beauty industries, the wellness and health space is full of brands that are founded and run by Black women and men. Whether they’re selling aromatherapy candles, producing fitness-minded podcasts or shattering stigmas of what it means to be “well” for Black women, each of these companies was once just a dream and is now a hard-earned reality.

But don’t just shop these Black-owned businesses today, or this week. Support them regularly, engage with them on social media and spread the

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How to support the arts industry as venues remain closed

The arts industry is struggling to survive as the lockdown continues, but you can support them by renting, buying or subscribing to a streaming service today: iStock
The arts industry is struggling to survive as the lockdown continues, but you can support them by renting, buying or subscribing to a streaming service today: iStock

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has impacted many small and big businesses across the UK.

The arts industry, spanning concert venues and theatres, have been shut for more than three months and is one of many struggling sectors during the lockdown. The government announced on 6 July a fund of £1.57bn to help protect cultural venues including museums, art galleries, independent cinemas, music venues and theatres.

Already some venues have closed and will not reopen, while most will not be able to viably run with socially distancing measures in place if they do reopen

It came after weeks of pressure for the government to act. On 17 June, 98 prominent actors, writers, directors and creatives, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and James McAvoy, signed a letter

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Find & Support Black-Owned Businesses With These Apps & Websites

Following the police killing of George Floyd in May, protests have broken out across the country. We encourage everyone to join the fight by marching in local protests, signing online petitions, donating, and calling your elected officials, but there’s another way to fight systemic racial inequality, and that’s by putting your money where your mouth is. Make a commitment to support Black-owned businesses in your area.

Right now, Twitter users are asking their friends and followers to share their own or their favorite Black-owned businesses. While sifting through social media responses is one way to find spots to support, there are a lot of tweets containing the phrase “Black-owned businesses.” So if you’re looking to find a Black-owned business quickly — perhaps in time for take-out dinner tonight — there are also many useful resources online and in the app store that can help.

Ahead are top-ranking websites

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Roblox accounts hacked to support Donald Trump

Hackers have targeted Roblox profiles to support Donald Trump in the forthcoming US presidential election.

Users of the online multiplayer game complained their profiles were hacked with the message: “Ask your parents to vote for Trump this year!” and “MAGA2020”, an abbreviation of Make America Great Again.

Roblox has more than 100 million users worldwide.

It is marketed at children aged between nine and 14.

Players have reported that in-game messages have been sent from the hacked profiles to the account holders’ friends, urging them to support Trump in the November vote.

Hacked avatars have been dressed in existing in-game accessories which resemble items worn by Trump supporters.

This includes a red hat with “Running of the bulls” written in white, which looks like the Make America Great Again hats that the US president favours.

In addition, some characters are altered to wear a T-shirt featuring an American Eagle.

At

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