Sunday, March 7, 2021


It was Toni Morrison who said something to the effect of, "You would make one think that I am not mainstream." She said this in response to being asked why there isn't significant white representation in her stories.  Surely, her white counterparts have never been asked why they don't include noteworthy black people in their stories.

As a black person, I find it insane to imagine that ANYONE would put our beloved Toni Morrison in a category, otherwise, but the same can be said for anything black, including businesses.

Mainstream /mān,strēm/ (noun) is the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as NORMAL or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts.

It is time we normalize even the thought of frequenting a black-owned business.  There are many black-owned businesses, and since the world's recent challenges, there are a plethora of black-owned businesses being created.

Check out this blog post by Sophia Conti detailing black-owned business links! Blogger Sophia Conti Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online

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