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28 incredible Black-owned businesses to support right now

You have power when you consciously decide where to put your dollars.

28 incredible Black-owned businesses to support right now

Social media feeds are flooded with black boxes today in a hope to amplify black voices and mute the noise. And while posting brings awareness of the grim reality of racism in America and calls for an end to police brutality, it's crucial to take action beyond that. We're facing a difficult time in the nation right now, but it doesn't come close to what Black families face on a daily basis.

If you aren't sure where to start, or want to do more to amplify these voices, a great step is to support black-owned businesses. Even if you can't make a hefty donation, it's important to remember that you have power when you consciously decide where to put your dollars.

Here are some of our team's favorite Black-owned businesses to support right now (and always):


For mamas

Pattern Beauty: Hair care created by Tracee Ellis Ross specifically for curly, coily + tight-textured hair.

PUR-HOME: Non-toxic household cleaners and laundry detergent.

The Honey Pot Company: The first plant-based feminine care system, created by women for women. You can shop online or at Target, Walgreens, Kroger and other places. Find a store here.

Oh Happy Dani: You've likely seen (or shared) her doodles on Instagram, promoting conversations around justice, inspiration and faith. You can order one of her cards through her shop.

Golde: Health and beauty products crafted by superfoods. Think: Face masks and smoothie boosters.

rayo & honey: Handcrafted pieces with affirming phrases and a minimalist feel from pennants to hang on the wall to totes and keychains.

McBride Sisters Wine Collection: Two sisters with a passion for wine created a delicious wine collection. Even better, join their wine club.

Mented Cosmetics: Non-toxic, free of parabens and full of rich pigments, this makeup brand is made for a variety of skin tones.

The Wrap Life: Gorgeous headwraps and headbands made with premium fabrics.

Nubian Skin: Skin tone lingerie and hosiery for women of color.

Love Notes Fragrances: Deliciously scented soy candles that look great sitting anywhere. You'll want one of each.

Pipcorn: Heirloom snacks that taste amazing, are nutritious and environmentally sustainable. Win-win-win!

Milky Mama: Created by Krystal Nicole Duhaney, RN and lactation consultant, Milky Mama has a full product line of tasty treats and supplements that promote milk production.

Ruby Love: Inclusive period apparel brand created by Crystal Etienne. Think: leak-proof underwear, swimwear and kits.

The Black Doula: Black women are at greater risk for pregnancy and birth-related issues. Founder Sabia Wade offers coaching, workshops and more to help women from birth and beyond.

Ojai Lingerie: Gorgeous (and comfortable) bralettes and loungewear.

Unsun: Founded by Katonya Breaux, whose mission was to develop skin-safe sunscreen for every ethnicity and skin tone.

For kids

Lucy Lue Organics: Organic baby clothing with a beautiful minimalist feel, from baby gowns to rompers.

Little Likes Kids: Founded by a mama who wanted toy options that reflected her son and his friends' experiences. Screen-free play, like puzzles and memory games.

The Eco Baby Co.: Natural baby products, including cloth diapers, toys and meal time items.

Harperiman: Beautiful handmade dolls that illustrate different shapes and styles. You can even order a custom doll to look just like your little one.

Just Like Me! Box: A subscription box that features books with characters of black children.

Black Girl Sunscreen: Reef safe, vegan, water-resistant for 80 minutes and leaves no white residue. (And yes, it's great for mamas too!) Shop online or at Target.

Kids Swag: A marketplace for baby and kid products that feature black characters.

Muffincakes Baby Boutique: High-quality baby products that reflect the diversity of beauty in children from quilts and blankets to wrapping paper.

Ozzie + Olive: Cozy t-shirts for kids that make a statement.

GOODEE: Marketplace of selection of kids items from minority artisans from around the world. (Don't forget to check out their home picks, too!)

Lovely Leaps Dance Studio: Teach your kids to love movement and dance with their virtual classes.

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In This Article

These challenges from Nike PLAYlist are exactly what my child needs to stay active

Plus a fall family bucket list to keep everyone moving all season long.

While it's hard to name anything that the pandemic hasn't affected, one thing that is constantly on my mind is how to keep my family active despite spending more time indoors. Normally, this time of year would be spent at dance and gymnastics lessons, meeting up with friends for games and field trips, and long afternoon playdates where we can all let off a little steam. Instead, we find ourselves inside more often than ever before—and facing down a long winter of a lot more of the same.

I started to search for an outlet that would get my girls moving safely while we social distance, but at first I didn't find a lot of solutions. Online videos either weren't terribly engaging for my active kids, or the messaging wasn't as positive around the power of movement as I would like. Then I found the Nike PLAYlist.

I always knew that Nike could get me moving, but I was so impressed to discover this simple resource for parents. PLAYlist is an episodic sports show on YouTube that's made for kids and designed to teach them the power of expressing themselves through movement. The enthusiastic kid hosts immediately captured my daughter's attention, and I love how the physical activity is organically incorporated in fun activities without ever being specifically called out as anything other than play. For example, this segment where the kids turn yoga into a game of Paper Scissors Rock? Totally genius. The challenges from #TheReplays even get my husband and me moving more when our daughter turns it into a friendly family competition. (Plus, I love the play-inspired sportswear made just for kids!)

My daughter loves the simple Shake Ups at the beginning of the episode and is usually hopping off the couch to jump, dance and play within seconds. One of her favorites is this Sock Flinger Shake Up activity from the Nike PLAYlist that's easy for me to get in on too. Even after we've put away the tablet, the show inspires her to create her own challenges throughout the day.

The best part? The episodes are all under 5 minutes, so they're easy to sprinkle throughout the day whenever we need to work out some wiggles (without adding a lot of screen time to our schedule).

Whether you're looking for simple alternatives to P.E. and sports or simply need fun ways to help your child burn off energy after a day of socially distanced school, Nike's PLAYlist is a fun, kid-friendly way to get everyone moving.

Need more movement inspiration for fall? Here are 5 ways my family is getting up and getting active this season:

1. Go apple picking.

Truly, it doesn't really feel like fall until we've picked our first apple. (Or had our first bite of apple cider donut!) Need to burn off that extra cinnamon-sugar energy? Declare a quick relay race up the orchard aisle—winner gets first to pick of apples at home.

To wear: These Printed Training Tights are perfect for when even a casual walk turns into a race (and they help my daughter scurry up a branch for the big apples).

2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

We love to pick up a few locally grown pumpkins to decorate or cook with each year. Challenge your child to a "strongman" contest and see who can lift the heaviest pumpkin while you're there.

To wear: Suit up your little one in comfort with this Baby Full Zip Coverall so you're ready for whatever adventures the day brings.

3. Have a nature scavenger hunt.

Scavenger hunts are one of my favorite ways to keep my daughter preoccupied all year long. We love to get outside and search for acorns, leaves and pinecones as part of our homeschool, but it's also just a great way to get her exercising those gross motor skills whenever the wiggles start to build up.

To wear: It's not truly fall until you break out a hoodie. This cozy Therma Elite Kids Hoodie features a mesh overlay to release heat while your child plays.

4. Have a touch-football game.

Tip for parents with very little kids: It doesn't have to last as long as a real football game. 😂 In fact, staging our own mini-games is one of our favorite ways to get everyone up and moving in between quarters during Sunday football, and I promise we all sleep better that night.

To wear: From impromptu games of tag to running through our favorite trails, these kids' Nike Air Zoom Speed running shoes are made to cover ground all season long.

5. Create an indoor obstacle course.

Pretending the floor is lava was just the beginning. See how elaborate your personal course can get, from jumping on the couch to rolling under the coffee table to hopping down the hallway on one foot.

To wear: These ready-for-any-activity Dri-FIT Tempo Shorts are perfect for crawling, hopping and racing—and cuddling up when it's time to rest.

This article was sponsored by Nike. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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