February 2021 marks another year celebrating African Americans, both past and present. To honor this month, you’re invited to support black-owned businesses in your area. A fabulous digital magazine founded in 2020 by LaToya Jones highlights black-owned businesses in West Virginia. From Morgantown to Clarksburg to Fairmont, Kingwood and beyond, there are wonderful businesses to discover. This year, festivals and activities are limited, but supporting a local business is a great way to keep the spirit of Black History Month alive. Explore Black Business Now to learn more about local companies. The magazine also features articles for entrepreneurs who want to start new companies and contribute to the West Virginia economy. Get advice on how to start a business, inspire your kids toward entrepreneurial pursuits and find new brands to support in person and online.

For those desiring to participate in Black History month events there are some virtual opportunities.

  • West Virginia News offers a calendar of special events and lecture series taking place this month. Click here to learn more.
  • The Morgantown public library is hosting a virtual Black History month story time on Feb. 14th. Check out the schedule!
  • PBS is also presenting several online programs celebrating the month. Watch content here.

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