Black History: This Month and Every Month

| By Hive Team
Black Americans have held significant roles in the advancement of science, technology, sustainability, and food for generations, but have often been overlooked by history books. Black History Month is a great time to turn attention to these figures, but the achievements of Black individuals deserve celebration and acknowledgement all year long.
Black History: This Month and Every Month

At Hive, we strive to reflect the world as it is through our makers. We’re proud to partner with the Black-owned businesses we’ve highlighted this month, but we know there’s more to be done. Having a platform of any kind means we’re in a position to elevate voices and candidly discuss inequity. 


We’ve hardly scratched the surface with discussing Black environmentalists and the deep racial inequities in the food world. We hope you’ll join us in continuing these important conversations. To take action or learn more about the topics we’ve discussed we’re directing you to a few resources and organizations that can help. 


If you’d like to navigate your own way through taking actions Impact Tree has a well-rounded list of reading materials, quizzes, donation recommendations, and more.


And if you’re looking for more curated recommendations, our sustainability team has called special attention to these resources for taking action in the food and farming space specifically: 

Food & Ag Anti-Racism Resources + Black Food & Farm Businesses to Support

Want to See Food and Land Justice for Black Americans? Support These Groups

22 Individuals and Organizations Building Stronger Black Communities and Food Systems


Supporting Black-owned businesses goes well beyond a mention during February. So we encourage you to shop Black-owned all year long whether it’s with us or with another business. And as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we’re always looking for more brand partners. So if you own or know a Black-owned business you love, send them our way at brands@hivebrands.com


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