Black History Month

A shout out to last night’s Grammy Awards show. The tribute to 50 years of hip hop had me smiling from beginning to end.

February is Black History Month and was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States.

February was chosen in honor of Abraham Lincoln (born February 12), who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and African American abolitionist, author, and orator Frederick Douglass (born February 14).

As a white small business owner, I realize Black History month is not about me, but I can do my part in shining my little light on its importance:

  • Support black owned businesses.
  • Learn about noteworthy black figures and their contributions.
  • Donate to charities that support anti-racism equity and equality.
  • Purchase, read, and share books by black authors. (The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is of my personal favorites and made a huge impact on me in college.)

Product Spotlight: This fun hip hop stationery design brings me back to being in high school in the 80's and listening to Run DMC and Whodini on full volume while washing my best friend's car with her in her driveway. I can specifically remember her dad's eye rolls as he'd walk outside to see what we were up to.

colorful headphones and beat box letter writing paper for kids
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