Harvard Square Celebrates National Black Business Month

This August, Harvard Square Business Association celebrate National Black Business Month . This month-long event highlights Black entrepreneurs thriving despite the unique challenges they face and recognize the importance of Black businesses to our local community and the national economy.

Harvard Square wishes to thank the following Black owned businesses for their contributions to our community:

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Le Macaron

Million Year Picnic

Oggi Gourmet

Western Front

The Williams Agency

Yamba Boutique

Cambridge’s celebration of Black Business Month is part of the Economic Opportunity and Development Division’s ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive and sustainable economy, and uplift entrepreneurs facing systemic barriers such as institutional racism. Other efforts have included updating the Business Diversity Directory, celebrating National Small Business Month, and Women’s Business Month, running workshops for emerging food entrepreneurs, and more. Black Business Month was created in 2004 by Frederick Jordan and John William Templeton to uplift and celebrate Black businesses through the unique and enormous challenges they face. Cambridge began celebrating Black Business Month in 2021 in partnership with Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network, Cambridge Local First, and the Sustainable Business Network.

For a full list of Black Business Month events, please visit Celebrating National Black Business Month – CDD – City of Cambridge, Massachusetts (cambridgema.gov)