Celebrating MLK Day: Honoring Black Women Business Owners in the Fight for Equality

Celebrating MLK Day: Honoring Black Women Business Owners in the Fight for Equality

As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s important to reflect on the progress made in the ongoing struggle for equality. While Dr. King’s legacy continues to inspire change, we must be the change we want to see in the world. Specifically in my blog today, I'd like to focus and recognize the remarkable contributions of black women business owners in shaping a more inclusive future.

In the world of entrepreneurship, black women have been at the forefront, breaking barriers and defying odds. Their resilience and innovation not only contribute to economic growth but also serve as a testament to the unwavering spirit of those who strive for equality.

One notable aspect of this fight for economic justice is the rise of black women-owned businesses. These entrepreneurs are not just creating successful enterprises; they are also empowering their communities and challenging systemic inequalities. By establishing businesses that resonate with their passions and gifts, black women entrepreneurs play a crucial role in reshaping the business landscape.

However, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges they face. Despite their significant contributions, black women business owners often encounter disparities in access to resources, funding, and opportunities. Recognizing and addressing these disparities is a crucial step in advancing the cause of equality.

Supporting black women-owned businesses goes beyond merely buying their products; it’s about fostering an environment where these entrepreneurs can thrive. This can involve actively seeking out and promoting their products and services, as well as advocating for policies that promote inclusivity in the business world.

As we celebrate MLK Day, let us remember that the fight for equality is ongoing. Dr. King’s dream was not just about racial harmony but also economic justice. By uplifting and supporting black women business owners, we contribute to realizing that dream and creating a more equitable future for all.

We are moms, wives, leaders, aunties, friends and so many other things! We deserve recognition too!

The Artsy Girl at the Buy From A Black Woman Holiday Market Presented by H&M in Los Angeles, CA.

In the spirit of support, I'd like to highlight some of my favorite black women-owned businesses.

Well of course, The Artsy Girl 💖


And if you need access to more of them, check out the Buy From A Black Woman Directory to find more.

Find earrings and accessories on our website, at Locally Made Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, The Collective & Vine and Cheeky Bliss in Statesboro, Georgia or Mommy & Me Bakery in Hampton, SC. And we are always popping up at market shops in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.


The Artsy Girl 💖

The Artsy Girl ®️ makes custom-mixed, hand-poured glitter and resin earrings, along with a variety of other accessories, that help her customers sprinkle a little razzle dazzle and sparkles wherever they go. The Artsy Girl brand is about promoting self-confidence, self-worth, and positive energy.

Back to blog