Honoring Black History Month: Resources for 2021

by | Feb 15, 2021 | Resources | 0 comments

Black History Month is a time to celebrate our diversity and acknowledge our history. We’re supporting Black artists and Black-owned restaurants, and acknowledging the Black business trailblazers that have shaped our industry. 

We’re proud that we were able to help create and donate billboard space to Color of Change, running until February 22nd. We were also able to donate to Black Girls Code, an organization paving the way for women and girls in technology.

Below, we have included helpful information and resources to help honor Black History Month. 

Where to Donate

  1. Color of Change – works to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back
  2. Black Girls CODE – teaches computer programming to underprivileged African American girls
  3. Black Women’s Health Imperative – created by Black women for the health and wellness of Black women and girls 
  4. Thurgood Marshall College Fund – supports public historically Black colleges and universities 

Who to Follow 

  1. Alexis Eke – Graphic Designer
  2. Steve E – Photographer and Artist
  3. Monica Ahanonu – Illustrator
  4. Neals Niat – Graphic Designer
  5. Devin Allen – Photographer

Who Inspires Us

  1. Moana Luu – Chief Content and Creative Officer of “Essence” 
  2. Earl G. Graves Sr. – founder and publisher of Black Enterprise 
  3. Ann Fudge – first Black person to head a major ad agency when she became chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands and Y&R Advertising in 2003 
  4. Nana Agyemang – Social Media Editor at New York Magazine and founder of EveryStylishGirl, a platform that empowers women of color to “chase non-traditional career paths” 

Where to eat (in New York City)

  1. Mikey Likes It East Village – Ice cream in the East Village
  2. Sylvia’s – Southern comfort food in Harlem
  3. Awash – Ethiopian food in the Upper West Side and the East Village
  4. The Islands – Jamaican Classics in Brooklyn
  5. Urban Vegan Kitchen – Vegan food in the West Village