During Black History Month, I find a deep sense of purpose and connection as I reflect on the rich heritage, preservance, and triumphs of the Black community. This month isn't just about commemorating the past; but it can also be an amazing time to celebrate empowerment and limitless potential of Black entrepreneurship.\nBlack History Month is a time to honor the pioneers and trailblazers who paved the way for entrepreneurs like myself. From the enterprising spirit of Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in the United States, to the game changers like Beatrice Dixon, who just recently landed a $380M partnership for The HoneyPot.\nAs I delve into the narratives of past and present entrepreneurs, I draw inspiration from their tenacity, resourcefulness, and unwavering belief in the power of their dreams. As a Black entrepreneur, I am acutely aware of the unique challenges and barriers that we often face in the business world. From limited access to capital and resources to systemic biases and discrimination, the road to success can be fraught with obstacles. However, Black History Month serves as a reminder that resilience is ingrained in our DNA.\nDespite the odds, Black entrepreneurs continue to defy expectations, disrupt industries, and redefine what is possible. We leverage our creativity, adaptability, and resilience to turn adversity into opportunity, paving new paths and shattering glass ceilings along the way.\nIn this blog, I wanted to highlight the 10 Black owned brands that I have purchased and supported over the last year. Hopefully, you can check them out and perhaps they will become some of your favorites too.\n \n1. Ziva Naseer\n\n \n2. Brandon Blackwood\n\n \n3. The Blondery\n\n \n4. McBride Sisters Wine\n\n \n5. Pear Nova\n\n \n6. Rosen Skincare\n\n \n7. Pretty Honest Candles\n\n \n8. The Doux\n\n9. Rayo \u0026amp; Honey\n\n \n10. FBFBody\n\n \n \nAs a reminder, supporting Black-owned businesses isn't just about making purchases; it's about investing in the economic empowerment and self-determination of our communities. When we patronize Black-owned businesses, we stimulate economic growth and circulate our dollars.