We hope you completed the first Black History Month challenge of talking to your family and friends about the contributions Black people have made to this country and reflecting on the continued struggle for racial justice. 

As we wrap up another week, we have the next Black History Month challenge for you.

Challenge #2: Find Black-owned businesses in your community and make a conscious commitment to becoming a regular shopper.

Redirecting your purchasing power can have a real impact on a more equitable future, but it may require a conscious effort to shop Black-owned more than one month out of the year. Here are just a few reasons why it is important to shop Black-owned businesses.

Excited to get started? Here are some resources for finding Black-owned businesses online and in your area.