Juneteenth is the newest holiday on the calendar. Many of us are still creating new traditions. When it comes to cultural holidays one of the best ways to celebrate is through education, and empowerment.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War in 1863. This document didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1865, when troops arrived with the news. Two years later enslaved men and women finally celebrated their freedom.
Why is it important to support Black-owned businesses?
From 2002 to 2017, the number of Black-owned businesses with employees increased 31.2%, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, small businesses specifically face unique obstacles that have been magnified by the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of active Black-owned businesses fell 41% between February and April 2020.
Supporting black owned businesses is a great way to recognize the contributions of Black Americans as an integral part of this country’s history. It’s easier to do than you think. To help you find Black-owned businesses quickly, use resources like The Nile List, Official Black Wall Street, and even Yelp. Support organization’s committed to the success of Black business owners.
iTrampoline Hawaii is proudly managed and operated by Black Americans.
Thanks to your continued support we were able to make it through the pandemic. As you make plans for Juneteenth, iTrampoline encourages you to take the time to support local minority operated businesses like us.