Support Black-Owned Businesses & Community

Wed, Jun 3rd, 2020

The grief and anger we’ve seen across the country and within our own neighborhood is a response to centuries of anti-Black racist oppression, not just a single event. We want to acknowledge that truth and the heightened grief, frustration, and fatigue that many in our community are experiencing. We invite neighbors to join us in supporting each other by taking action, learning, and advancing peace and justice.


SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSSINES 

Photo by Aundre Larrow.

We encourage everyone to Shop Local all the time. And there are over 30 Black-owned businesses here on Myrtle in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill who would love your support.

DINING

BEAUTY & HAIR

OTHER SERVICES


LISTEN TO BLACK VOICES AND LEADERSHIP

Here are a few neighbors whose words we’ve consistently found clarity and action-oriented advice from. Learn from them, raise their voices, and join them in taking action for change.


REJECT Race-Based Discrimination

Sandbox Pack & Ship, 718-928-5538

Support and live out Myrtle Avenue’s Hate Has No Business Here message. When you see bias that disproportionately impacts people of color, speak and act. Learn more about issues like racial bias, systemic racism, white supremacy, and how these issues exist in our society, including here in our neighborhood.

We recommend visiting for introductory resources:


EDUCATE YOURSELF & OTHERS

Our neighborhood was built by people who were enslaved because they were Black. Following 200+ years of State-sanctioned enslavement here, a new era of race-based segregation and discrimination began and it continues today in our neighborhood, with many policies and collective actions that place more limits on our Black neighbors than on non-Black residents. The effects of this are still with us and impact all of our lives on a daily basis. We invite all neighbors to acknowledge and learn about this fact-based history. For an intro to this topic, we recommend:


BE KIND

Everyone can benefit from a little extra patience, care and kindness as we all experienced a heightened level of anxiety and stress from current events. Let’s take care of each other, neighbors.

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