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The Hate is Real

As a general practice in my life, I tend to do what is necessary to protect my peace. Unfortunately, I have noticed a disturbing trend lately. It revolves around attacking black creators, black owned businesses, and overall blackness, in general. This trend appears to be common, and has rapidly gained momentum recently. I bring this up, not to complain, or accept any form of victimhood; however, I think an open dialogue is necessary at this point.
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Small Business
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If you are still reading, you may be wondering what this issue has to do with BNLS Store. To answer your question, it appears that the products in which BNLS Store promotes, has offended the sensibilities of some people. How, you might ask? Well, over the past couple of weeks, I have been called a racist, told that my products are racist, and was told that they pray I never become a judge (my life's goal).
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Black Women
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These types of hateful and disparaging comments have been directed to me personally through my YouTube channel, and most recently via TikTok. I have seen this type of hate spewed at other black creators and entrepreneurs, as well. I bring this up to educate and expose the ugliest part of being a content creator and small business owner, who happens to be a brown skinned woman.
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The hate and ignorance is only proof that BNLS Store is sorely needed, in that people tend to hate whom, and what, they don't understand. I'm not going to take this moment to dive into attrocities that have befallen people who look like me, because Google is free, and packed with free information on the subject. I will however, take this moment to promote the beautiful, brilliant, and bossy professional women of color who are often misunderstood, stereotyped, and prejudged in their respective fields.
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Pamala Brooks
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When we step into the courtroom or the law office, just know that yes, we are the lawyers and paralegals, not just the defendants. We are the Entrepreneurs and business owners. Yes, the notary is in, and yes, she's black...and that's okay, I promise. We are classy, professional, poised, calm, kind, and highly qualified. Despite our hard work, we are often characterized as the negative stereotype that is relentlessly fed to the world, through various forms of media. Know that we've earned our place among the elites, regardless of the hardship and countless obstacles placed in our way, along the way. 
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All in all, BNLS Store was created as a means of inclusion for an underrepresented and misjudged demographic who could use a little bit of love, praise, and appreciation, given the disrespect and abuse that has been directed at us for such a long time. This store was made for me AND you. Nothing will deter that, and no degree of hate can stop me. 
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To the haters, I thank you for all of the thumbs down, hateful comments, attempts at bullying, and other methods of attempting to deter what I'm doing. You know why? Because you're interaction with my content is actually helping it grow lol.
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Notary
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If you would like to support BNLS Store, feel free to shop with us at www.bnlsstore.com, visit us on TikTok at TikTok.com/@bnlsstore, and subscribe to BNLS Store on YouTube 📺. Enjoy 15% off your purchase today, for reading this post with code: Law15.
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This post was written by Pam B, owner and founder of BNLS and BNLS Store. 
 

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