March is the time for spring flowers and basketball madness. It’s also the time we start to prepare ourselves for change. As the seasons change, so do we. We start to work on our bodies, we settle into the new year, all of a sudden, the third month of the year feels like a new beginning. With that, we wanted to introduce you to a few black owned businesses that you can add to your March receipts.
Integrity Home Solutions is a one stop shop for all of your home service needs. They began with a desire to provide quality home services and quality jobs to the Westside community of Atlanta. They do this by providing all around lawn care services, junk removal, and lot clearing. They also offer subscription services for those who don’t want to worry about their lawn care from month to month.
Black Girls Run is a running group founded in 2009 to promote fitness among Black women. They now have chapters in dozens of cities and offers training and community to both beginner and experienced runners. Supporting this company looks like donating to their philanthropic arm, purchasing the merch on their site, or joining their community.
This tea shop was started in Bed–Stuy by Ali and Jamila. Ali is a tea sommelier and Jamila has a background in teaching. In addition to having at a location in New York, they’ve just opened a new location of Brooklyn Tea in the eclectic neighborhood of Castleberry Hill in Atlanta. It’s minutes from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Similar to the Brooklyn location, the tearoom and tea shop will sell and serve organic loose leaf tea, pastries and breakfast items with vegan and non-vegan options.
In 2016, Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen, a 30 SPF lotion infused with natural ingredients and formulated for women of color. Made with melanated skin in mind, BGS dries completely clear and protects melanin without the white-cast. From hitting the shelves of Target and Ulta to global expansion, Black Girl Sunscreen has seen huge success around the world. Their customers swear by their effective and beautifully packaged product.