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Resiliency is a facet of the Black community that has been engraved through periods of adversity and injustice. Our ability to remain light in the depths of heavy hardship is a gift unique to the culture, as it not only encourages us but others as well. Black-owned businesses are providing reassurance to the community that we will remain steady during this season of uncertainty.

As the backbone of innovation and entrepreneurship, Black-owned businesses serve as a beacon of encouragement and must be protected at all costs. Here are five Black-owned and operated businesses that you can support during, and after, this time of social distancing: