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Giving back while shopping : Halal cosmetics and Black Lives Matter

Our Black Year Book Review

I love a lot of books, I like even more, but few books change my life.  Our Black Year is one of those life changing books.  The book did not give me a whole new outlook on life (though I am sure it will for many). I picked it up because it was aligned with what I believe in, so I was not expecting that. What it did do was inspire me to get started on my own personal journey to support black business. Our Black Yearquickly became one of those books that I recommend to others. 
Our Black Yearis sort of a memoir of one middle-class black family's experience at buying from only black-owned businesses for a year.  Maggie Anderson gives you a window view into the challenges she and her family faced when committing to buying black. It was great to get a picture of what it's really like to fully commit to the cause. 
In terms of writing style, it was an easy read.  I appreciated the research done on the current and historic state of black business and consumerism in America.  At the en…