Feb 26, 2021 11:36:22 AM
Want to do more than simply observe Black History Month?
Support local Black-owned businesses in your city, give to organizations writing the next chapters of Black History—and challenge yourself with resources that open your heart and mind.
Here are some of the businesses we love, organizations we care about, and resources that challenge us.
Local Black-owned businesses we love
- Crumbville, TX
Bakery (damn fine vegan & gluten-free options!)
- Farmer’s Fresh Market
Butcher, grocery store & soul food restaurant
- Soul Food Vegan
Vegan cuisine: no meat, dairy, or soy—just a whole lotta soul
- Mico’s Hot Chicken
Nashville-style hot chicken (it hurts so good)
Fine Southern Cuisine defined by history
Organizations we care about
- Black Girls CODE
Increasing the number of women of color in the digital space
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Transforming the lives of students at Historically Black Colleges
Workplaces that work for women
- 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Mentoring and developing Black leaders of the future
Committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities
Resources that challenge us
- How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them.
Vernā Myers | TEDtalk
- We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent
Nesrine Malik | Book
- Project Implicit
Harvard University | Implicit bias test
- The 1619 Project
New York Times Magazine | Long-form article
- How to be an antiracist (ft. Ibram X. Kendi)
Unlocking Us with Brené Brown | Podcast