That’s why a small band of (mostly) white people from (mostly) West County drove to Ferguson (and Dellwood) to shop tonight.
We targeted the small businesses that were hit hard by violence–violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and hooligans.
We drove to Ferguson to make two statements with our actons: 1) Ferguson is OUR community, and 2) Ferguson is open for business.
I met Dellena. Dellena owns the 911 Beauty Salon on West Florissant in Dellwood. Her landlord got foreclosed on, which meant she lost her home, just before the riots. So she moved all her inventory from her house to the store. Then the riots happened, and they took her inventory.
God bless Dellena.
(This story was from the protests in Ferguson last year)
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This happened over the weekend...State of emergency called in Ferguson after gunfire mars protests
In Ferguson, a few merchants said they were ready to protect their businesses with firearms, while store owners pleaded for calm.
Dellena Jones, an owner of a Ferguson hair salon vandalized on Sunday night, boarded up a smashed window and had a sign displayed in a window still intact that read: “We Must Stop Killing Each Other.”
Dellena Jones recently held a Center for Self Governance Class at her salon...she believes in the American Dream, she believes in the Self governing principles our country was founded on, she is setting the brush fires of freedom in the hearts of men and she needs our help