Black History Month: Chicago Edition

February 23, 2021

Throughout February, Discover_TMA is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting those making history NOW. Take a journey with us as we travel across Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and New York City, highlighting Black-owned businesses and restaurants, Black influencers and artists, Black history facts, and nonprofits making a difference in the Black community. Celebrate those making history with us, TMA style!

Next up: Chicago. Let’s get to know some of the people, places, and more that make this TMA hub city so special.

While this celebration is all about the present, we’re starting with the past. Here are five Black history facts about the Windy City to know.

Here are 10 Chicago Black-owned businesses and restaurants to support and spend your money.

Follow and get to know these five Chicago activists, bloggers, and influencers on the front lines of creating culture and driving change.

Here are five nonprofits that serve the Chicago Black community worth knowing and supporting.

Make sure to check out Discover_TMA’s Black History Month playlist on Spotify where each week five songs by Black artists from a featured city will be added. Enjoy!

Not Chicago based? Check out Los Angeles here, Dallas here, and be on the lookout for NYC. Also, check out Forbes’ 100 Black-Owned Businesses to Support HERE.

About Discover_TMA

Discover TMA, our diversity and inclusion initiative, was created with the purpose of expanding agency understanding of the diverse people at the heart of our culture through content, education, and conversations.