Allyship and activism looks different for everyone. Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult for some of us to protest in-person if we or a loved one is immunocompromised. Similarly, while making financial donations is another way to support racial justice organizations, it isn’t a financially viable option for everyone. However, for those of us who are already spending money on groceries, clothes, takeout, and books, we can show solidarity making these purchases at Black-owned businesses. Supporting local businesses and eateries is a great way to stimulate the economy, and helps to keep businesses open (and their staff employed!).
*This list will be continuously updated. To recommend a local, Black-owned business, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food & Drinks
The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville is a delicious bakery scheduled to reopen on June 16th!
The Lighthouse Restaurant in Ewing is a family-owned eatery that specializes in Jamacian cuisine. They are currently open for takeout and delivery.
Clothing & Accessories
The Golden Lotus Project founded by Princeton native and recent Tribute to Women Award Honoree Moriah Akrong, the Golden Lotus Project is a socially responsible lifestyle brand that empowers girls and women. The online shop carries apparel, accessories, and more.
The Fashion Enthusiast is a unisex lifestyle brand created by Asantè Shakirah, a central New Jersey native. From the website: “TFE’s signature product line ‘Your Stylist’s Favorite Stylist’, has become a movement uniting creatives around the globe. It encourages them to be their own #1 fan and showcase their art unapologetically.”
Health and Wellness
Arlee’s Raw Blends located in Princeton and Trenton offers premium juices, milk alternatives, cleanses, and more. Online orders are available for pickup!
M3 Studios from the website: We are the area’s premier personal training studio. Designed to create an engaging exercise experience, our trainers provide challenging, safe and structurally sound training programs all which are built around endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. Located in Hopewell!
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