WGI is proud to celebrate Juneteenth: a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States—observed on June 19—and a reminder of the continued fight for Black equality and freedom.
In honor of this holiday, we have gathered the following resources to help educate on the history of the day / what it represents, as well as provide ways to directly support black-owned businesses / restaurants and black designers / creators in our communities and across the globe.
Learn more about juneteenth
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Support Black entrepreneurs and creators
Black Nation is a free app that allows you to find Black-owned businesses wherever you are and allows companies to be listed for free. The app’s features include business reviews, category searches, and geotagging technology that allows you to find businesses near you.
Chez Nous Guide
Launched in June 2020, Chez Nous Guide is a Black and woman-owned resource for finding and supporting inclusive, ethical, socially-conscious, and sustainable companies and organizations.
The go-to app for discovering Black-owned restaurants. Where food, culture, and community link, EatOkra connects thousands of foodies to culinary creators and restaurants, reimagining the dining experience in local neighborhoods nationwide. EatOkra amplifies awareness and creates equal opportunities for Black business owners, future trailblazers, and voices in the food and beverage industry.
I Am Black Business
An online directory for black-owned businesses. Users can utilize location based search to find local businesses, and they can also use search terms to explore the directory.
Official Black Wall Street
A digital platform and directory of over 5,000 verified Black-owned businesses around the world.
Post 21 was created by a Mother-Daughter duo who for years, wanted a comprehensive marketplace that focused on modern and design forward products from black-owned businesses, offering everything from books and art to jewelry and luxury candles.
An online marketplace where customers may purchase everything they want and need provided by Black-owned businesses. The site was launched for public purchases on June 19th 2015, which marked the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth.
Where U Came From
This app and website publishes crowdsourced listings and referrals of Black-owned businesses and allows users to search for businesses by category or keyword.
WGI Community SPotlight
During Black History Month (February) this year, WGI celebrated and featured several strong African-American voices in the WGI community who are making significant contributions in and outside of the indoor marching arts. Click the link below to re-visit each of their features, including links to their social media pages!