Read Our Founder Luke Lawal’s Message: Making this Moment a Movement

While the country is facing a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, racism continues to eviscerate the formation of any judicial system that would actually provide justice for all.  There has been a nationwide complacency about the civil liberties and the equality of African American citizens, especially Black men. 

Our CEO Luke Lawal tweeted a video of a passionately frustrated young Black man sharing his sentiments about the state of the country and what is needed to move forward. His final words were “we can’t make a change if y’all don’t change.”

We invite you to also check out Lawal’s letter to the Black community about taking steps toward progress.



Enough is enough. America is long overdue for equal rights, representation and justice. In 2011, Lawal started his first company, HBCU Buzz to fill a void he noticed in the education industry. In 2017, Lawal founded the app Taper, that prioritizes and empowers African American professionals to maximize their business potential. 

The Black community is the center of the L & Company’s brands and we understand the community sentiment that is inspiring protests and marches in each of the 50 states in America and in countries around the world. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, these safe spaces and Black businesses need our support. 

We are facing unprecedented times. We stand with the millions of people who are marching and protesting in America and in countries around the world.