Black History Month 2022: Buy Black & Give Back

Since 1976, Black History Month is a time to, “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” (President Gerald Ford 1976) Today, we continue to recognize and honor the legacy of black trail blazers and leaders and the influence they have had on America and the world.

Each year the President designates a theme for Black History Month and this year's theme is Black Health and Wellness. This theme couldn't be more perfect, because for the first week of Black History Month a collective of black-owned businesses have come together to raise money for the organization Black Mamas Matter (an organization dedicated to advocate and shift the culture of Black maternal health, rights, and justice). 

These amazing businesses will be donating 25% of their profits for the entire week of February 1-7. Each one of them are an extension of Black entrepreneurs and business owners that paved the way such as Madame CJ Walker, Robert Gordon, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and so many more! For this Black History Month, let's celebrate and support our community by buying black and giving back at the same time when you buy from any of these businesses. Did I mention these black businesses were owned by women? BOOM!!

1. Bash Baby | @bashbabyclothing

The perfect blend of mama & me, diversity inclusive and faith-based apparel. From one mama to another.

2. SweetMay |

Inspired by my two amazing kiddos, my sweet Em and my sweet Ay. After having my daughter, I had a hard time finding things I really liked for her in-stores so I started making hair accessories for her. My son then said to me, "mama you could do this in real life". So I took his advice and opened up this shop because of them!

3. Olivia J | @shopoliviaj

Olivia J was created after I found that there was a huge lack of socks and tights that fit children properly. Most were a generic tube mold that ended up falling off of my daughter after five minutes. I started doing research for manufacturers and trying to figure out how I could solve the issue. Once I found a manufacturer, the rest was history. We turn three in February and I could not be more excited about where our company currently is at going into it’s third year. Our loyal followers have helped to spread the word beyond belief and I’m so incredibly grateful.

4. Marlo Bea | @shopmarlobea

Head wraps & hair accessories with bold and unique prints inspired by cultural diversity for babies, kids & adults. Each product is handmade and processed in California.

5. Rooted Baby Co | @rootedbabyco

Beautifully modern baby and children's accessories inspired by African culture. Alfreda created this brand to pass on her heritage for her son and to also share the rich traditions of Africa with others. The Rooted Baby Co's items are named after landmarks in Ghana and inspired by the beautiful colors and prints of the motherland.

6. Phoenix Rayne | @phoenixrayne_

An online boutique that specializes in Children's headwear and accessories. We create modern accessories for your stylish babes. Phoenix Rayne is named after my babies and all the inspiration for the shop comes from them. Here at Phoenix Rayne we want to create the perfect accessories to complement your little ones outfits, and at the same time express their personalities and individuality.

7. Eizzy Baby | @eizzybaby

Designed for you. Crafted for kids! Eizzy Baby makes products that effortlessly transitions with your child from baby to toddler. From your house to outdoors, and everywhere in between, each Eizzy Baby product is thoughtfully curated to be the perfect balance of functionality and simplicity.

8. Cojo Avenue | @cojoavenue

This Florida based brand provides everyday wear that is fun, minimal, good-natured & ethically sourced clothing for your baby.

9. Demi's Corner | @demis.corner

Shop the mini influencer way. Demi's Corner provides the best accessories & clothes for your girly girls and littles alike.