Juneteenth 2020: Ode to Blackness

by Tamu McPherson

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June is a special month for Team ATPB, as we celebrate the relaunch of our site and reflecting on the year gone by. We also honor Juneteenth, the oldest nationally-commemorated day observing the end of slavery in the United States. 


Juneteenth 2020

This year, June has once again been a catalyst in Black community with the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-police brutality protests reaching the entire world. We’ve seen people call out industries and witnessed communities come together to fight the injustices that marginalized communities face on a day-to-day basis. 


Ode to Blackness: Black Art, Literature, and Fashion Brands

One of the best ways to honor our community is by amplifying their voices and spending money on Black-owned businesses. Tamu put together a selection of outfits, art and literature featuring Black authors, artists and fashion designers. 

Fabulous Black Artists to Support

Mr. Flowerhead Vase by Hugh Findletar @mr.flowerheadz

Print: “Adeline” by Micaiah Carter @micaiahcarter


10 Black Authors to Read 2020:


Black Fashion Brands:

Look 1: Blouse and Dress by Maki Oh

Look 2: T-shirt, Trousers and handbag by Tongoro Studio

Look 3: Total look by Grace Wales Bonner, clutch by Tongoro Studio

Look 4: Complete look by Lisa Folawiyo 

Look 5: Shirt Dress by Orange Culture

Look 6: Total look by Thebe Magugu

Look 7: Dress by Cushnie for Target, handbag by Mateo 

Look 8: Dress by Christopher John Rogers

Earrings worn throughout by Mateo 


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