By now, most of us are all aware of Black History Month but did you know Black History Month was first proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969? Black History Month’s first celebration took place at KentState one year later, from January 2 to February 28, 1970.
Six years later, BlackHistoryMonth was being celebrated throughout the United States when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month in 1976, during the United States Bicentennial celebration. Gerald Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
This year for Black History Month, LA Cannabis Co wanted to highlight some of the great Black-Owned Businesses in the area that we consider a “Must Try,” and we would like to invite you to add to the list in the comments below.
South LA Cafe
What better way to start off your morning than a good ol’ cup of Joe, Hot or Cold? They even have some tasty, quick bites for those on the go! South LA Cafe’s greatness doesn’t stop at the counter. They are a community-driven company that takes pride in the history, legacy, and future of the South Central Community.
With all this time spent indoors, take advantage of that quality at home with a great book or two! Did you know that reading strengthens your brain, increases your ability to empathize, and can help you reduce stress?
Earle’s on Crenshaw
Looking for some classic eats like Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pastrami Sandwiches, Jamaican Patties, and Chili Fries? Well, Earle’s has you covered with many tasty options in each category. They even have Beyond Meat Vegan Options. If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend their Banana Pudding, Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Cake & Vegan Cheese Cake.
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday, why not spend it at Sky’s? They have Shrimp, Lobster, Tilapia, Shiitake Mushroom & Filet Mignon Tacos that are to die for!
Jacks Family Kitchen
Nothing beats a Classic home-cooked breakfast made with love; you can expect nothing less at Jack’s. When we say Classic, we mean they have all the classics: Omelets, Grits, Rice & Gravy, Country Fried Steak, Salmon Croquette, Grilled Liver & Onions, English Muffins, Pancakes, Pork Chops, Hot Links, Roast Beef Hash, French Toast & what’s a Classic Breakfast without a Buttermilk Biscuit!?