There are myriad ways to support the fight for racial equity and social justice. Sharing social media content, reading and learning from antiracist works, and adding your voice to protests are all tangible steps you can take immediately to support the Black community.
But one of the most important lessons of recent months' events is that the work of antiracism is just that — continued work. One never "arrives" as an antiracist, and one should continually work to keep racial equity and social justice at the forefront of their lives — daily.
Another immediate way to help, today and tomorrow, is to support Black-owned businesses, both local to you and online. Some of the Black businesses listed here were originally published in January of 2020; the list has been expanded and updated for this post. For even more Black-owned businesses on Cratejoy, see here.
Price: Starts at $19.00/every 3 months
What's Included: Call Number is a quarterly book subscription box highlighting Black literature. Curated by a librarian, this subscription service will help you build your own collection of quality Black literature and books by women of color. Every three months, you'll receive a box delivered to your door containing a newly released book, along with 2-4 items related to themes in the book.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between on the 28th of the month
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
What You’ll Get: The Black Girl MATHgic Box is designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th grade math level. Each month, your girl will receive a box containing real-world math lessons and activities, fun educational items, a math affirmation, profile of a woman mathematician — and more. If you're looking for a high-quality math education experience that makes math relatable and relevant, look no further than this subscription box.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 8th and the 13th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.95/month
What's Included: The Cosmic Crystal Box is a subscription of hand-selected natural crystals, stones or minerals each month. Each box has a monthly crystal(s) & an information sheet with details on the crystal(s). The monthly subscription box can include either one large crystal or a combination of smaller points, rough stones, clusters, raw specimens, and polished stone. Please see previous box pictures.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 6th-8th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What's Included: Jambo Book Club is a multicultural book club for children — sending your child two books each month that feature a child of color as the star. These books are inclusive of our modern communities and are sure to engage your children's imaginations. The Jambo Book Club tells great stories with relatable characters, showing people of color in everyday situations. One reviewer says it's like hitting the "easy" button for great literature for their little one.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 10th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.67/month
What's Included: Girls with curls or natural hair know: their hair has specific needs! Every month and season Curly Queen Kit aims to deliver the best in curly hair products, tools and accessories. Subscribers will receive a subscription box fill with natural, #curlygirlapproved hair products, skincare, tools, & accessories. Get a gift right to your doorstep every month or once a season, and cancel those pesky trips to the beauty store. Curly Queen Kit also features both well-known brands and upcoming new brands.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 10th of the month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month; use code ISUPPORTBLACKLIT at checkout to get a special discount
What's Included: Curated by an educator who loves her community, BlackLIT is on a mission to increase representation and close the literacy gap. Each BlackLIT Box includes one brand-new book by an author of color, 3-5 high quality products from Black-owned businesses, and a minimum of five discussion questions — so you can engage in thoughtful dialogue.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of the month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What's Included: This educational book club in a box comes with great reading recommendations to explore the wider world. With options to order 1-3 books each month, your family can explore diverse stories for children that look at subjects like nontraditional family structures, bullying, strong female characters, and more. You can even receive bilingual books in Spanish and English.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 21st of the month
Price: Starts at $44.99/month
What's Included: Do you need more space and time to practice self-care? The Mental Wealth Box specializes in thoughtfully curated products for mental health and wellness, such as therapeutic workbooks for reducing anxiety or boosting self-confidence, bath and body goods, spiritual items like energy-cleansing sage bundles, aromatherapy oils, planner supplies and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at $33.99/month
What's Included: The journey to becoming parents is always an emotional one, and the Baby Dust Box is here to help! Each month, subscribers trying to conceive will receive FDA-approved (and doctor-recommended) pregnancy tests and ovulation tests, as well as a slew of self-care products like tasty, good-for-you snacks, relaxing teas, bath and beauty products, and more so you can de-stress during a trying time.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
What's Included: Get a new and different book featuring strong female characters and diverse stories in each box with the fiction book subscription Now in Books! Choose between a young adult novel every month or a novel for adult readers every quarter, along with an exclusive, thoughtfully-curated playlist to match each featured book!
Shipping: Ships within Canada and the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $41.24/month
What's Included: Love makeup? NME Box is a wildly original makeup subscription box, specializing in special effects makeup and character looks. Each month, you'll receive makeup products from a variety of tried-and-true brands and small indie designers, curated for a themed look like "Living Statue," "Steampunk," or "It's Alive!" What's more, you can upgrade to get a new wig in every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or after the 21st of the month
Price: Starts at $33.33/every 3 months
What's Included: This self-care subscription box for stepmoms comes with 8-10 fun, trendy, and totally cute self-care and lifestyle items like mugs, T-shirts, games and puzzles, and more. Even better? Each box comes with a "family toolkit" to help stepmoms and blended families thrive.
Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of each quarter; following boxes ship on the 10th of January, April July, and October
Price: Starts at $37.99/every 3 months
What's Included: Whoever said beauty and brains were mutually exclusive? Curated by a team of cosmetologists and educators, Beauty and a Book Box's quarterly subscription includes 6 products total, from premium, full-size beauty products to (you guessed it!) a popular, exciting read in every box. Treat yourself!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 3rd of March, June, September, and December
Price: Starts at $25.00/every 3 months
What's Included: Empower the girls in your life with Dream Girl Box! Curated for girls 6-16, this quarterly subscription box sends "motivational mail" like thoughtfully developed workbooks, school supplies and stationery, T-shirts, bath & body products, and more to inspire her, set goals, and help her build social and emotional life skills.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of September, December, March, and June
Price: Starts at $26.00/month
What's Included: Treat yourself or a friend to all-natural goodness with this organic beauty box! The VNUS Box sends subscribers vegan, organic, and eco-friendly makeup and skincare products in every box. Even better? A portion of proceeds goes to Project Vnus, a nonprofit for at-risk youth.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of every month
Price: Starts at $23.99/month
What's Included: Treat yourself to a spa night at home with Heart N Soul's Spa in a Box! This all-natural, organic bath and body care box curates a set of 5-7 handmade products like body butters, creams, lotions, bath bombs, scrubs, lip balms, and more to ship straight to your door every month. Each box contains a retail value of at least $80.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-10th of the month