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Black Stories Matter

June 02, 2020 2 min read 2 Comments

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” —Dalai Lama

George Floyd worked security at a restaurant where he was known as someone who had your back and was there for you when you were down. Philonise Floyd, George's brother, said he was a “gentle giant” and a father to two children. Courtney Ross, George’s girlfriend said, "He stood up for people, he was there for people when they were down, he loved people that were thrown away. We prayed over every meal, we prayed if we were having a hard time, we prayed if we were having a good time." 

Breonna Taylor  was a certified EMT who had two hospital jobs in Louisville, Kentucky. Tamika Palmer, Breonna’s mother said, “She had a whole plan on becoming a nurse and buying a house and then starting a family. Breonna had her head on straight, and she was a very decent person.” Breonna’s friends described her as kind, hardworking, and honest.

Ahmaud Arbery was planning to go back to school to become an electrician, just like his three uncles. He loved to run and workout. His mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones shares, “If it wasn’t drenching in rain, Ahmaud ran. He got his run in every day.” His best friend Akeem Bake says, “He was just a real genuine person, he spoke and did everything from a place of love.”

Listen to black stories. Share black stories.
Know black stories.

Storytelling has the power to instill empathy, shift perspectives, defy negativity, and most importantly—INSPIRE CHANGE. Here are a few positive stories coming from the heartbreaking, yet powerful and necessary Black Lives Matter movement:

Minneapolis Volunteers Clean Up the Streets, Aljazeera
"You always gotta love, right? Always gotta love people, 
so whatever is needed, we'll wake up, and we'll do it." 

Protestor Gives Police Water, Good News Movement
“I know you guys are thirsty. I’m not mad at y’all. 
I know you’re just trying to do your jobs.”

Sheriff puts down baton to support protesters, CNN 
“Walk with us. Walk with us.” 

Portland Officers Take a Knee, KATU
“We saw people at their very worst and we saw people at their very best.”


In an effort to put our resources to work, this month we are going to donate 10% of proceeds from our Kenya Collection to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP.


What we know now (more than ever) is that we need each other. We need to stay connected and we need to share stories about how we support our black community and continue to fight racism and injustice. Please join us in spreading LOVE by sharing stories, in whatever way you can.


Founder, Love is Project

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Chrissie, Founder, Love is Project
Chrissie, Founder, Love is Project

June 19, 2020


Yes, 10% from proceeds is small, but it’s a start and is committed to the Black LIVE Matters movement.

Thank you for your support and sharing our value of Spreading LOVE and gifting to help build a better tomorrow.

Founder of LOVE is Project

Maria Bergheim
Maria Bergheim

June 12, 2020

Does the 10% from proceeds really make a difference? I want to make sure that money goes to where you say it does. I like this website, don’t get me wrong. Plus I have donated to organizations that help protesters fighting this fight and have donated food too…that being said, I purposely want to make sure the money I spend goes to organizations to help Black Lives Matter, NAACP and even to other organizations such as Movement for Black Lives (M4BL).

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