Black History Month in LA
Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
Black History Month has been officially recognized by the United States government since 1976, but national celebrations of Black history began when the Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrated Black history during the second week of February in 1926.
It has been nearly 100 years since the start of Black History Month, and one way, of many, to celebrate Black History Month this year is by supporting Black-owned businesses. Below you will find a list of Black-owned businesses across Los Angeles. Support and shop away!
Reparations Club is a bookshop and creator space owned and operated by Black women. You can find work written by Black writers, including children’s literature, books and poetry about antiracism and history, and so much more. Check out their book club as well! Their website also displays home decor and clothing for purchase.
Kenisha Gill is a Los Angeles based wedding photographer, but don’t worry! They are willing to travel for their client’s big day. When booking with Gilded Photography complimentary engagement photos will be arranged as well. Families are also welcome to schedule family photos, holiday photos, etc. Book your session here.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and A Beautiful California Florist has stunning arrangements for your special someone. Their website also includes flowers for nearly every occasion, and customers can even design custom arrangements.
Bloom and Plume Coffee is a coffee shop that seeks to create a sense of community for customers. Coffee is a huge part of LA culture, and instead of placing your usual order at a chain coffee shop, support a local Black-owned business and order from Bloom and Plume Coffee! Co-owner Maurice Harris is also an artist who creates floral designs at their Bloom and Plume design studio. You can order a Valentine’s Day arrangement here!
Now that personal care services are available again, people can go get their nails done at Beauty Pro LA, a nail shop owned and operated by Black women. Treat yourself or get ready for Valentine’s Day with a fresh set! Health and safety precautions are being implemented to avoid any potential Covid-19 exposure.