February is Black History Month, where we honor the incredible contributions the Black community has made throughout U.S. history — from civil rights activists to artists, politicians to scientists.
There are several ways that everyone can celebrate the month of Black heroes right from home. From supporting Black-owned corporations to giving to charities facilitating anti-racism struggles and watching historical documentaries.
1. Support Black-Owned Businesses:
Many Black-owned businesses still face corporate racism, which poses a threat to their progress and ability to serve their communities’ requirements.
2. Learn About Iconic Black Figures and Their Work:
Typically, Black History Month draws links with well-known figures like Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and activist Rosa Parks, but there are many others to learn about.
3. Donate to Charities That Support Anti-Racism:
Given the current public demonstrations against police cruelty, charities and organizations that work to omit racism need donors to continue their joint work to seek for the Black community.
4. Purchase, Read, and Share Books by Black Authors:
Add Black authors to your reading list. Edward E. Baptist’s “The Half Has Never Been Told” takes an in-depth look at slavery’s role in the “evolution and modernization of the United States.”
5. Support and Learn About Black Women:
I’m reminded of the negative influence of gender-based racism against women in my family, and how they helped pave the way for me to achieve success in life. It’s incredibly important to have Black women at the table as major policies are being developed and discussed.
You can also support black woman-owned businesses this February by buying at Tinks.