Black History Month is observed in February to honor generations of African Americans who struggled and triumphed throughout history.
Below, we have included helpful resources to help you honor, learn, and celebrate.
What To Read
- Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain – A “community history” of 90 different perspectives of Black people over the past 400 years.
- Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour – A satirical yet mesmerizing story of a young Black man becoming a ruthless salesman, who finds himself navigating toxicity and racism in corporate America.
- A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown – The autobiography of the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party.
- The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth by Wade and Virginia Hudson – A collection of conversations that serve as a call-to-action to be anti-racist and advocate for change.
What To Listen To
- Code Switch hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby – Fearlessly dives into conversations about race, identity, and equality in modern society.
- The Humanity Archive hosted by Jermaine Fowler – Discusses fascinating and honest stories from Black history.
- The Nod hosted by Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse – Celebrates Black culture through its history, triumphs, struggles, and resilience.
- Black History Buff – Uncovers the broad history of the African diaspora.
What To Watch
- Black Voices on HBO Max – Discover the unique voices, stories, and performances of our Black community.
- Dear White People on Netflix – The story of Black college students navigating the highs and lows of the Ivy League school experience.
- When They See Us on Netflix – Examines the story of the Central Park Five and racism intertwined in the justice system.
- Bel Air on Peacock – The drama revamp of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air that is taking TV by storm.
Black-Owned Businesses To Support
- Black History Month PopUp Shop – Happening on February 26th at the Content House in Brooklyn, NY.
- Shop Black: A Black History Month PopUp Shop – Happening on February 18th at the New Women Space in Brooklyn, NY.
- Black Fashion Pop-Up Weekend – Happening on February 18th at the Parron Allen Boutique in Brooklyn, NY.
- Taste of Africa Popup Marketing – Happening on February 25th at Wellness Tea Therapy in Brooklyn, NY.
- Urban Vegan Kitchen – Located in the West Village NYC, this southern-inspired vegan restaurant is a must-try.
- Golde – Prime destination for healthy drink mixes and natural skincare products.
- The Lit. Bar – The only bookstore in the Bronx. Serves as a community space, wine bar, and awesome bookstore!
- BrandBlack – A trendy shoe brand that makes kicks for every occasion.
Where To Donate
- NAACP – As included in their mission statement, the NAACP works to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy.
- Black Girls Who Code – This non-profit organization provides young women of color with technology and computer programming skills.
- The Equal Justice Initiative – As included in their mission statement, this non-profit organization works to challenge racial and economic justice, to protect basic human rights for marginalized groups, and to end mass incarceration in the United States.
- Black Lives Matter – This movement aims to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund – This organization exclusively represents the Black College Community and seeks to provide its students with scholarships, research initiatives, innovation programs, strategic partnerships, and internships.
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