If you are a faithful follower of Minority Report featuring Black Owned Businesses, then you are familiar with my favorite holiday - Black Love Day on February 13th. For those of you who are new to my platform, let me tell you...
Black Love Day was created by Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of the African American Holiday Association. Since 1989, AAHA has acted to preserve culture through traditional and non-traditional holidays, celebrations and rituals.
I had the opportunity to interview her and discuss the value of American Descendants of Slaves having our own holidays and traditions. It was a great discussion and if you missed it, check it out below.
As the 3rd observed African-American holiday or "wholyday" of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of 5 loving acts or tenets: For The Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Community and for the Black Race with Whites in the 24 hours showing love in action towards Blacks and working on their own racial attitudes and behaviors-- Black Love Day (BLD) gives us a rare chance, in these polarized times, to uplift and reconnect.
*for the people in the back
With the blessing of Mama Ayo, I created the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide, Black Owned Business Coupon Book which will be available for download on Black Love Day! Over 75 discounts in one PDF download and here is your sneak peek of who is participating before the book goes on sale on Black Love Day!
10% off | Wraps Adorn
“Inspiring, bold, versatile wraps for men and women.
Organic Holistic Apothecary & Wellness Products Honoring the divine within from Love and Light Healing are 30% off
Special T Cakes & More is offering 10% off any order of $20 or more
Three long-lasting fragrances from Daveeda Jane for $10
Wine accessories & NFL licensed merchandise from Amina Shani Gifts are 10% off
only inside the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide
Sign Up for Solo Noir Rewards at solonoir.com and save 15%
10% off editorial services from CaTyra Polland, M.A.
Artisanal spice blends made in Brooklyn for you from Breukelen Rub Spice Co. Classes or dinner are 10% off with your exclusive coupon code.
Playful women's fashions from Pandora's Playhouse are 10% off
“Buy 2, Get 1 Free” on select bracelets from Millen Heirs
Handmade African inspired clothing and accessories, headwraps and bow ties
are 10% off from Asikara by Laura Jane
Black Friday presents solutions on how to better manage the 1.2 Trillion dollars that leaves African-American communities annually. Take 20% off your copy of the film.
All natural Vegan-Friendly Whipped Body Butter
from What on Earth cosmetics is 10% off
Buy One, Get One Half off Avenue South's Natural Culinary and Body products
Take 10 % off your first purchase from Black Naps
Kings and Gents Accessories | 30% off
Chosen, cut and sewn bow ties..made by boys for boys.
The Armor of Words Book and Affirmation Cards from Brit Lashae are 15% off
Niche perfumes, phthalate-free room and vehicle fragrance sprays and aromatherapy essential oil diffuser blends from PM Frgrances can be shipped to your FREE with your coupon only found in the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide
Enjoy 10% off 10% off Pure, simple Personal Care from GoNatural
Dioka is Vegan, Cruelty-free, Minimally packaged unisex hair, skin, and beauty products for everyone and now 10% off inside the Ultimate black Love Gift Guide
Coconut & Soy wax candles from Ayoka candles co. are Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off
Customized knitted socks, sublimation socks, mugs, and more from Kimchi Custom Socks are 30% off orders of $19.99 or more
Earth-Kissed Beauty, small batch skincare made by hand and free from toxic chemicals, synthetic fragrances, or preservatives are 15% off
Be Naturally Fabulous with 20% off skincare products from By Darien
Plus size body positive clothing, jewelry and beauty product purchases from My Beautiful Fluff include Free Shipping and a Surprise Gift
Take 20% off Mother-Daughter owned skin and hair care line inspired by nature’s ability to heal from Maiya's Naturals
Are you a black millionaire? If not don’t worry. You will reach millionaire status in due time. The black millionaire hoodie is designed to give you that extra motivation to reach that status. No matter if it's this year or the next 10 years or now. Stay focused on the goal. Take steps towards the goal and never quit!
Stay Motivated with 25% off your purchase.
Every Bite is Harmonious! | Symphony Chips
Take 10% off your 1st order
Hair Care products from Lux Mane are 15% off
Helena's Collection, custom wristwear for Kings
FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 or more
Enjoy 15% off Bold Statement Accessories from Euphorically Black
Your body deserves royalty...Kween Kare is now 13% off
Onesies, toddler, youth, adult apparel that promotes cultural awareness and self love now 20% off from Universal Sankofa
The right bundles make feeling pretty easy!
Instant $25 Discount when you spend $100 or more from Dominicci's Virgin Hair.
Take 20% off Viola Fox, Luxury Cosmetics
Marketing/Branding - Lifestyle and Business Development Consulting and Public Relations services are 20% off when you work with Chandra Gore Consulting
Book 4+ sessions a month, save $10 each session from A Love Highway Tutoring
Your mango hair and body butter cream purchases are 15% off from Jerne Cosmetics
Affordable Vintage and Antique Turkish, Persian, and Oriental Rugs delivered to your door for 10% off from SF Rugs
Enjoy 30% off authentic waxprint African inspired clothes, jewelry and accessories, handmade in Senegal from Solstress Shop
Handcrafted Soy Candles carefully curated with essential and fragrant oils add warmth, character, and a bit of mystery to your treasured spaces.
Poze Candles are 15% off
Elly May Body butters, lip balm, and lotion sticks are 28% off
15% off African print baby accessories, blankets and soft toys from Muffin Sisters
Enjoy natural spa quality beauty products from
Raynes Natural Beauty with your 20% off coupon
Enjoy 15% off canvas prints from Queens Designs LLC
The #1 Best quality fashion fitness workout sweatband, Savvy Swapz is 10% off
Nubian Grace offers head wraps and accessories for any occasion! Get yours and enjoy 10% off and FREE shipping with your exclusive discount code.
Where Nature Meets Beauty | Niik Products
Now 50% off
Free Shipping | bMoneyWize
bMoneywize is a dice and card controlled game, designed by kids, with real life scenarios that teaches children about the benefits of saving money, in a fun way
Crocheted clothing and accessories based on creating statement pieces not for every woman. Many of our pieces are one of a kind.
Black Pearl Crochet designs are 10% off of a $75 dollar orders.
Time Well Spent... Luxurious Verdure Watches are 25% off
Color Elation cosmetics for the color enthusiasts.
Your orders re 10% off with your discount only found in the
Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide.
Browndages | The Perfect Bandage for Brown Skin
Buy any 2 children's bandages and get an adult box free
Building confident scholars through literacy.
Books by Mrs.Berry-Pettus are 15% off!
Affordable quality African fashion and accessories including handmade jewelry and artwork, natural health and beauty products for skin, hair and body including African shea butter, black soap and fragrance oils.
Save 20% Storewide. Spend $50 or more get a FREE DASHIKI!
Moisture. Strength. Growth. Save $4 on Rajeeyah Sweet Naturals.
“Naturally Made For You”
Almond + Eucalyptus Creamy Hair Butter that seals and protects your split ends. This butter is great for all natural hair types including Low and high porosity hair levels.
Curl Envy Company | Enjoy 15% OFF
“The Conscious Gentleman’s Subscription”
GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FOR $20 from Dapper Black Box
All natural serum to fade dark spots/marks, post acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Safe for all skin types and colors. Take $5 off your next order from Morganics Skin Care NYC.
African American products, including Fraternity, Sorority and Masonic paraphernalia from Dobson Products is 15% off
Take 15% off Low sugar, vegan jams used for cocktails, cooking, baking and more!
Trade Street Jam Co.
Customized hand poured 20 ounce scented soy candles are 20% off from Isabis
“Caring for Curls”
25% off the full line of Hair Brew products
Cleansers, Conditioners, Body Butters, Beard Balms, Body Oils and Face Scrubs
Socially conscious clothing from Epu Apparel is now 25% off
with your discount only found in the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide
Contemporary ready to wear women’s clothing
Shop Little Black Dress Boutique
Use your coupon and receive 20% off
Venue rental: photgraphy studio, recording studio, event space
10% discount on any rental service from 3Divas Designs
Several pieces from dresses to jumpsuits and custom unique pieces for girls with fancy taste! Take 30% off your purchases with coupon The Slay Brand.
$60 brand management and business development consultations from Meko Kelly
Cultural Clothing for infants, toddlers, and families are
20% off from Atty Mik Baby Couture
Take $5 off Urban Streetwear from Brag Boast Clothing
15% off Blaque Concepts Highly Differentiated Stationery and Gifts
Use your coupon code and receive 15% off your DNH Organic Hair Care products
Buy one, Get one 30% off your Customize Heritage Pieces from Influences of Zion
YBI - African Apparel & Boutique is offering 15% off apparel and accessories
"Skin Food" from Zuhuri Beauty is 10% off
Griffin Vision | Photographer for dope people
10% off services
Natural Lippies, Healthy Cosmetics, Natural Meets Fashionable
20% off orders of $15 or more from Darker Shade of Ebony
Add some culture to your life with Ready to wear fashions,
separates, dresses, t-shirts and headwraps
from Siranis with your 10% off coupon
15 minute Accounting Consultations with Folasade
These discounts are available until February 12, 2020
Download your copy today for $3.99