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!
First up: Los Angeles. Black excellence is on full display in this iconic city, where TMA also has an office.
While this celebration is all about the present, we’re starting with the past. Here are five LA Black history facts to know.
From flowers to cookies to tacos and boxing, here are five Black-owned businesses and five Black-owned restaurants in the LA area to support and spend your money.
- Union LA
- Skys Gourmet Tacos
- Flowerboy Project
- Milk & Brookies
- Comfort LA
- Compton Vegan
- Glove Worx
Follow and get to know these five LA artists, influencers, and activists on the front lines of creating culture and driving change.
Here are five nonprofits that serve the Los Angeles Black community – from activism in Hollywood to the wellness of women and girls to bringing music to underserved youth and beyond, these organizations are worth knowing and supporting.
- BLD PWR
- 100 Black Men of Orange County
- Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
- “I Have a Dream” Foundation
- Black Women For Wellness
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. Los Angeles gets the party started with 2Pac and Dr. Dre, N.W.A., SZA and Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, and Etta James. Enjoy!
Not LA based? Be on the lookout for Dallas, Chicago, and NYC content coming soon and check out Forbes’ 100 Black-Owned Businesses to Support HERE.
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.