We are honoring Juneteenth! It took way too long but are so happy that this day has finally been recognized as a federal holiday. While many of us celebrate the 4th of July as independence day, June 19th is considered the true independence day for the Black community.
On June 19th, 1865, the news of emancipation from slavery reached Gavleston, Texas. Although slaves were originally declared free in 1862, it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that Texan slaves were freed. This date marks the true end to slavery and is an important part to not only Black history, but world history in general.
Here at dome BEAUTY, solidarity is one of our four core values. In terms of makeup this means our products are for everyone, regardless of color, gender and sexuality. In terms of our brand, this means standing with and supporting the various people and groups that make up our community. We have said it before and we will say it as many times as it takes: our industry would not be nearly as creative or innovative as it is without Black people.
In a previous blog post we discuss all the ways Black women have shaped the makeup industry, yet barely receive credit for all the work they have done and trends they have set. We vowed to push for solidarity and continue to do so.
We are so happy to celebrate Juneteenth and hope everyone in our community is now a bit more educated about our newest federal holiday. This is a significant event in history, and we are proud to be a company supporting and welcoming it with open arms.
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