Oakland community rallies behind Black-owned business Queen Hippie Gypsy after it was damaged in protest

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Friday, June 26, 2020
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With help from the community, Queen Hippie Gypsy, Oakland's first Black-owned crystal botanica, is ready for its comeback after looters smashed up its storefront.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Queen Hippie Gypsy, "Oakland's first Black-owned crystal botanica," was already reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, just two weeks after reopening, looters smashed up its storefront, hours after protesters filled Oakland's streets in support of Black Lives Matter.

Encouraged by supporters, Queen Hippie Gypsy launched a GoFundMe, and within days raised enough money to cover the damage and expenses related to COVID-19.

With help from the community, Queen Hippie Gypsy is ready for its comeback.

For more information about Queen Hippie Gypsy, visit this page.