Hey, friend! It’s Black History Month, and if you’re wondering about one of the most sustainable and direct ways you can help fight the good fight for racial equality, you have come to the right place.
One of the best ways to support Black people is to buy their products and support their businesses, which have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. I have seen internet post after internet post about promoting Black businesses to support during Black History Month.
My question is, why stop at Black History Month? Let’s continue to support Black-owned businesses all year round!
Here is just a small list of Black-owned businesses on Amazon to support. Let’s get comfy, and get started.
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Business #1: Anser
Business #2: BLK and Bold
Founded by Pernell and Rod, the mission of BLK and Bold is to support at-risk and homeless youth both locally and nationally by selling their coffee and tea products. They contribute 5% of their proceeds to No Child Hungry, which in my opinion, is enough to support their business, but their products are also stellar- ranking at an average of 4.5 stars per product! They also offer a subscription- check them out!
Business #3: Darlyng and Co.
Darlyng and Co. boasts all things baby and toddler. The therapist in me LOVES their Alphabet Affirmation flash cards (totally buying them when they come back into stock!). They supply toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes, which are good for the environment, and have an entire line of natural and unscented bath products for babies with sensitive skin and eczema! They even have baby swaddles and anti-scratch mittens!
Business #4: Easy Peasie
Mamas of picky eating kiddos are going to LOVE this company. Developed by two sisters, one of whom is an engineer and the other a pediatritian, Easy Peasie Veggie Blends are a great way to slowly introduce vegetable taste to your child’s favorite foods by way of “palate priming.” Their page on Amazon shares some ideas of types of foods to put their product on, such as pizza, pasta, applesauce, etc. Buying the products also ensures that you are supporting both Black and women business!
Business # 5: Mented
Do you, or a friend or family member ever have difficulty finding your shade of of make-up? The founders of Mented, KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson, had you in mind when they built their company. Their webpage on Amazon states, “…we believe every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty no matter her skin tone.” Their products are vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, and there are several BEAUTIFUL shades!
Business #6: Piper Wai
Business #7: Powerhandz
This Black-owned business makes a grand slam, touchdown, three-pointer- you name it! Powerhandz offers training equiptment for several sports, including basketball, football, softball/baseball, fitness/boxing, and powersuits for training.
Business #8: T. Victoria
You will be STUNNED by the beauty of these pieces by Tiffany of T. Victoria, who states on her page: “I’m inspired by creating beautiful pieces, and knowing a woman’s day is brightened by the arrival of her accessories order. I believe every woman deserves to feel beautiful inside and out.” Seriously, ladies, check these out.
Business #9: Thrifty Upenyu
This cute little company is a family owned bee farm that harvests their own raw honey. Their backstory to how they created their business was due to their son, Zac having allergies. Using local honey helped expose him to his allergies in a safe way so they lessened- which is amazing! It comes in several yummy flavors!
Tell me, friend. How have you celebrated this Black History Month? To my Black friends, do you yourself own a business? Which black-owned companies have you chosen to support or ones you support all year around? Please share with me in the comments- I would LOVE to hear from you.
Thank you so very much for being with me today! I hope you found something helpful from our visit. As always, it was great to be with you. Until we meet again, friend.