Campaign Promotes Black-owned Businesses During Holidays

As holiday shopping gears up this week, the folks at Loudoun Shops Black are encouraging shoppers to consider supporting local Black-owned businesses.

The website LoudounShopsBlack.com features more than 150 locally owned businesses—from restaurants and retail shops to salons and fitness studios. The businesses are organized by category, making it easy to locate and support the many Black-owned businesses in Loudoun County.

Shopping small and local not only keeps dollars within Loudoun, but it also means shoppers can find more unique gifts. Consider picking up organic elderberry syrup or seasonal tea from Henderson Holistic Health. Shop for active wear at Fab & Fit or for handmade accessories at Posh Couture or Sow Cole Creations. Create a gift basket with treats from Popcorn Monkey or Chantel’s Bakery. Buy a gift card to Temple Training, Mix & Melt Studios, or Cork & Keg Tours. Or leave the cooking up to Johnny Ray’s Sultry Soul Food, 12 Tables Elegant Dining, Lady K’s Catering or one of the many restaurants or chefs featured on LoudounShopsBlack.com.

The volunteers who launchedLoudounShopsBlack.comearlier this year said they wanted to provide a resource for those who want to be intentional with their dollars, resulting in job creation and more opportunity.

“This is an easy way to make a big impact right in our backyard,” the Loudoun Shops Black board said in a statement. “Let’s make it part of our families’ way of life, and just another way that we shop local and love Loudoun.”

4 thoughts on “Campaign Promotes Black-owned Businesses During Holidays

  • 2020-11-30 at 10:39 am
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    From Merriam-Webster:

    “racism” noun

    1: a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    also : behavior or attitudes that reflect and foster this belief

  • 2020-11-30 at 2:58 pm
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    I wonder what kind of reaction we would get from the launch of LoudounShopsWhite.com launching to promote white owned businesses……

    “This is an easy way to make a big impact right in our backyard,” the Loudoun Shops Black board said in a statement. “Let’s make it part of our families’ way of life, and just another way that we shop local and love Loudoun.”

    NOPE. I teach my kids that skin color DOES NOT MATTER.

    This is 100% racist.

    Where is the NAACP? Oh, never mind.

    • 2020-11-30 at 8:11 pm
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      Master Bedroom, the SJWs never see their own hypocrisy. They run around calling everyone racist, but demand special treatment for “people of color”- which means not white or Asian people. It’s about as racist as you can get, but some people simply do not understand that racism can happen to ANY race, not just African Americans. I’ve even had a young, African American man tell me that “racism is when people treat black people badly” and that is the only application of racism he would accept. These kids are hearing this from their teachers in High School and Professors in college.

  • 2020-11-30 at 6:04 pm
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    I think that the county is lost , I would suggest the only option the previous two posters have is to move.

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