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19 Things To Do During Black History Month, But Don't Stop There

February's short, so consider also doing these things throughout the year.

1. Buy from a Black-owned business.

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They're not hard to find.

2. And like, share, review, and support said businesses.

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It sounds small, but it really helps these businesses.

3. Donate to a HBCU.

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You have more than a few to choose from.

4. Send a care package.

5. Catch up on some important documentaries.

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Learning about the past dictates how much you understand and comprehend about the present.

6. Support places trying to preserve Black history.

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Think museums or small local groups.

7. Introduce yourself to new, Black artists.

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You're in for a pretty enjoyable rabbit hole.

8. Do not be silent about racism in your own community.

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Speak up.

9. Donate to a Black organization.

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Why not?

10. Volunteer for a cause that's bigger than you.

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If you can't give anything, give your time.

11. Visit (even virtually) a Black culture event.

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You never know what you may learn and who you might meet.

12. Ask questions.

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Educate yourself on perspectives different than yours.

13. Support a Black media outlet.

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Imagine the stress of being in media right now?

14. Find meaningful and thought-provoking threads on social media.

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People are talking and it's usually on a convenient platform for you to tune in to.

15. Learn about the Black Lives Matter movement.

16. Find a way to honor and support Black veterans.

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Their fight is our fight.

17. Tune in to forums with guest speakers.

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Hey, we're in a heavily digital age. You'll find something.

18. Reassess your allyship.

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Allyship is more than just being a friend.

19. Don't let a month dictate how frequently you choose to do any of the above.

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Be genuine throughout the year.

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