The

JOURNEY

Home

#JourneyHome2021

To compliment our mission of creating a community around a shared belief of equality for all, some of Equali Tees products are connected to causes that seek to aid and empower people in historically oppressed communities.

 

In the case of The Root, our mission is to connect the African diaspora with the continent of Africa. We've partnered with Gabrielle Oakley, founder of Stella and Throne Soapery, and TLC alum and social activist Vanessa Cobbs for a campaign called The Journey Home. As a collaboration between the three partners and individuals and organizations, the campaign seeks to secure ancestral DNA kits for African Americans on an educational journey. In the near future, we will be announcing more information about specific people and institutions that we'll be working with. In the meantime, please check out the products that help make this all possible!

The

JOURNEY

Home

#JourneyHome2021

To compliment our mission of creating a community around a shared belief of equality for all, some of Equali Tees products are connected to causes that seek to aid and empower people in historically oppressed communities.

 

In the case of The Root, our mission is to connect the African diaspora with the continent of Africa. We've partnered with Gabrielle Oakley, founder of Stella and Throne Soapery, and TLC alum and social activist Vanessa Cobbs for a campaign called The Journey Home. As a collaboration between the three partners and individuals and organizations, the campaign seeks to secure ancestral DNA kits for African Americans on an educational journey. Scroll down to check out the products that help make this all possible!

JOIN US IN WELCOMING JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO THE JOURNEY HOME!

For Black History Month (February 2021) 4th and 5th grade students at James Elementary will participate in an essay contest exploring which African tribe they believe they may descend from. The winner of the contest will receive an African Ancestry test kit in addition to other goodies from Equali Tees, Stella and Throne Soapery and our partners! 

Learn more about James: https://www.mysdhc.org/domain/3787

A

WORD

"When I realized the positive implications of knowing my identity before slavery and the impact that such knowledge could have on my life, I decided that I wanted to take an ancestral DNA test. After doing research into the different options I decided that African Ancestry was the best way to go. African Ancestry is the only company of its kind that can connect people of African descent to a specific tribe in modern-day Africa. Because African Ancestry doesn't sell information or use your DNA for purposes of financial gain, their kits are a bit more costly than others. Realizing the barrier this could create for people, I decided to connect one of our shirts to the cause. I am thrilled to be able to help give people the experience of knowing their history."

From Our Founder:

Photo Credit for Shaun headshot: shot by Vincent Simmons at the Whitney Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana.

COLLABORATORS

Gabrielle Oakley

Celebrating the skin you're in....

Stella & Throne Soapery was born from the history and foundation of simplicity

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Vanessa Cobbs

TLC Alum and Social Activist

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Equali Tees, Stella and Throne Soapery, Vanessa Cobbs, and affiliates are reaching out to corporations, organizations, and individuals to secure funding for ancestral DNA kits for educational institutions. Our first partner in this endeavor will be announced at the end of November!

 

Here are some ways in which you can help further the cause:

About African Ancestry

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige, African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent having helped more than 750,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 indigenous African DNA samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries and specific ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail, accuracy, and confidence. African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the black community by working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual, and economic well-being of people across the African Diaspora.

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