Black Love Day, celebrated on February 13, was created by Ayo Handy-Kendi, the founder of the African American Holiday Association, in 1933. According to the African American Registry, Black Love Day is an alternative to Valentine's Day with the goals of "encouraging black self-love instead of self-hatred, increased peace to stop violence and racial healing." Celebrate the day and the ones you love with these beautiful gifts from Black-owned businesses.
Armanda C Photography Black Women Hands
Nothing compares to the touch of a mother, auntie, friend or sister. You know that’s the woman you can go to for advice, for comfort, for laughter or to cry to, and she’ll give it to you straight and then build you back up. This print celebrates the softness, the strength and the connectedness of Black women.
If you and your sweetheart are the type to enjoy matching outfits, then you’ll both love these cozy "BLK LUV" sweatshirts. If you don’t want the exact same thing, you can order it in white, black or beige, and you can always style them your own way.
Love & Basketball is canonized in the world of Black love movies. Although some characters made questionable decisions (looking at you, Monica), choosing this print is undoubtedly a good one. This shop also offers prints of other pop culture moments, from "Martin" to "Insecure", and even the Omarion Challenge, to name a few.
This painting is a beautiful depiction of children who can always be found peeping over your shoulder or running around underfoot. Love extends to children by encouraging their curiosity and interests, and creating a positive environment for them.