Bug Spray from Black Owned Brands

Bug spray is a necessity during hot weather, and you have options from black owned brands.  These bug sprays tend to be deet free, and incorporate natural ingredients with bug repellent qualities.  Examples include eucalyptus, citronella, tea tree, lavender, neem, and more.  Information regarding “natural” bug repellents is provided in the references.  Some of the…Read more »

Great Sales on Paper Goods from Black Owned Brands

In this post, we review a diverse set of paper goods on sale for 50% off or more.  As usual, sale items are limited and we update these posts as new products are identified.  Items featured here include spiral notebooks, digital downloads, paper plates, educational materials, and more.  See the company and product links below…Read…Read more »

Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 With Gardening and Black Owned Brands

Celebrating Juneteenth through gardening is a great way for American Descendants of Slaves (ADOS) to remember and honor their African roots and ancestors.  Gardening (i.e., the cultivation of plants), has played a key role in the survival of ADOS.  First, enslaved Africans came to the United States with root vegetable gardening skills.  Second, slaves were…Read more »

On and Off Line Learning for Children & Youth with Black Owned Brands

When children and youth are out of school it is important to keep them engaged in learning.  Loss of learning typically happens over the summer when children and youth do not retain varying degrees of knowledge from the previous school year.  This may be especially so in 2020 because of COVID 19 disruptions (e.g., switching…Read more »