IT'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND WE'RE HERE TO CELEBRATE! I saw a post a while ago expressing that Black people are so much more than their pain, so celebrating their accomplishments is such an important and uplifting encouragement – I couldn't agree more!
So we're celebrating!!! Below I'll be listing some of my (and your!) favorite shops, books, movies, all the things from Black creators!
If you're looking for books to educate on the topic of racism, how to love our neighbor and listen to their experiences, you can check out our BOOKS TO EDUCATE blog!
Arts & Entertainment:
Propaganda – Hip-Hop Artist and Poet
Tobe Nwigwe – Faith-based Rapper and Singer
Gloria Umanah – Spoken Word Artist
Jackie Hill Perry – Spoken Word Artist
Dwell Aware | Amanda Walker – DIY and Design
Jonathan Morris – Business owner & Entrepreneur (also has a show coming on Magnolia Network!)
Arielle Austin – Artist and Painter
Ryan Runcie – Studio Painter
Brands & Shops:
Portrait Coffee – I LOVE coffee companies that offer subscriptions and branded merch! Check out Portrait Coffee
Sacred Writings Clothing Co. – Their slogan is “Embody the Sacred Writings of God” and that pretty much explains it all!
Native Supply – My son really likes the clothing from this company, and their goal is to create uniforms from the Kingdom Citizen – I love that!
Bold Apparel – You may know the owners of this shop, my dear friends Jackie and Preston Perry!
God Is Dope – Great tees, hoodies and hats for casual wear!
Garden24 – An art shop by Morgan Harper Nichols
Because Of Them We Can – This company sends educational boxes for children on Black History! A great way to explore more than the most talked about Black leaders and a great conversation starter.
Black History Month Calendar – Hannah Jackson Matthews has a 2021 Black History Month calendar!
Royalhood Shoppe – Handmade Dolls and Accessories
Flower Girl Apothecarie – Texas Based Tea Company
Semicolon – Bookstore in Chicago
Fill in the Blank Podcast | Carlos Whittaker
Social Media Accounts:
@OhHappyDani – Danielle Coke is an incredible artist whose goal is to create artwork that advocates for social justice and faith. Danielle has wonderful pieces of work, not only around social justice but also encouraging quotes about our worth and how to love one another as Christ loves us!
@MorganHarperNichols – Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet, telling beautiful stories through her work. She does an incredible job articulating words of encouragement with a simple sentence – like this piece HERE that says “Oh how beautifully you have grown in wisdom since February of last year.” You'll love her art!
@JimmyMcNeal – Jimmy McNeal is a past Happy Hour guest and he talks about Black history every day on his page! His account is incredible and you will learn so much – give him a follow!
@KevOnStage – Comedian with hilarious, light-hearted content
@Tutus_Tennis_Shoes – Hair care coach with a passion for making children feel proud of their hair
@TheSharingTableDetriot – A outlet for neighbors to provide for each other
@HeatherThompsonDay – Professor
@Tanika_NYCLifestyle – Fashionista and Home Styler
A Greater Story by Sam Collier
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker
Any Black creators we didn't list that you love?! Let me know in the comments!!!
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