Celebrating Black History Month | This Week on PR Newswire
February is Black History Month. Here are some of the most newsworthy press releases issued by PR Newswire for Journalists.
New Black Cultural Heritage Tour Itineraries Amplify Black-Owned Businesses, Celebrate Black History & Culture 365 Days a Year
New Black cultural heritage tour itineraries celebrate and offer access to rich Black history and culture year-round while leveling the playing field for small Black-owned businesses to recover from the pandemic and actively participate and profit in the travel industry. This initiative was created by the National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative, whose mission is to advance Blacks in travel and tourism.
The itineraries create equitable opportunities for local Black-owned tour operators, restaurants, bed & breakfasts/boutique hotels, transportation providers, local artists, cultural attractions, and retailers. They aim to drive consistent tourist foot traffic and revenue to help underrepresented businesses become sustainable and scalable. They offer transformative experiences for culturally curious travelers to engage in responsible travel as their dollars directly support the recovery and sustainability of these minority suppliers.
Neiman Marcus Group Celebrates Black History Month by Amplifying Black Voices Through Fashion Scholarship Fund Partnership
To celebrate Black History Month, Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) will partner with the Fashion Scholarship Fund to support the Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, created in 2020 by Virgil Abloh and the Fashion Scholarship Fund to identify & uplift Black students of academic promise. In addition, NMG is announcing in-store activations and corporate programming to celebrate and support Black talent all month long.
Since its founding, Nordstrom has endeavored to support and celebrate the diverse communities it serves. This year in honor of Black History Month, the fashion retailer honors Black culture by highlighting employee stories, celebrating Black-owned and Black-founded brands, and creating experiences to engage customers and local communities.
“We invite our customers, employees and brand partners to join us in honoring the Black community, rejoicing in Black culture and amplifying Black voices this month and year-round,” said Farrell Redwine, chief human resources officer at Nordstrom. “We’ve long believed in the value of diversity and remain committed to playing an active role in contributing to the positive change required to address systemic racial inequity.”
Hallmark Mahogany, the greeting card brand that has honored and celebrated Black culture for more than 30 years, today (Feb. 1) announced the launch of its second giveaway of 1 million greeting cards in celebration of Black History Month.
Starting today, consumers can visit Hallmark.com/ShowLoveMahogany to request a free three-card pack and share love, support and encouragement with the people in their lives (while supplies last). Following an incredible response to last year’s campaign, which featured cards from Mahogany’s newest collection, Uplifted & Empowered, this year’s three-card pack includes greetings centered on themes of resilience, inspiration and encouragement.
Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Black History Today and Every Day With Coin Featuring the Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad, the famous network of safe houses and secret routes that helped enslaved people of African descent escape to freedom in Canada, is the subject of the Royal Canadian Mint’s latest issue in its ongoing Commemorating Black History coin series. Launched in conjunction with the start of Black History Month, this silver collector coin designed by Toronto artist Kwame Delfish, portrays in a unique perspective the human side of the perilous northward migration, which reached its peak in the 1850s and 1860s. This moving new collectible is available as of February 1, 2022.
Catch up on other Black History Month announcements and read on for some of the other newsworthy press releases issued by PR Newswire in the past week:
U.S. Housing Market Has Doubled in Value Since the Great Recession After Gaining $6.9 Trillion in 2021
U.S. housing gained a record $6.9 trillion in 2021, nearly doubling what was previously the largest annual gain of $3.7 trillion in 2005. The full U.S. housing stock is now worth $43.4 trillion, according to a new Zillow analysis. Strong demand met limited supply in 2021, driving home values up more than ever before — home values grew 19.6% last year, an all-time high in Zillow’s data, which dates back more than 20 years. That remarkable rise means U.S. housing is now worth twice what it was a decade ago, in the midst of the Great Recession. Zillow economists expect another strong year in 2022.
Diageo, maker of Guinness, today (Jan. 31) announced its plan to invest £73 million in ‘Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’, a new microbrewery and culture hub in Covent Garden, London, set to open in Autumn 2023. Old Brewer’s Yard first brewed beer back in 1722. 300 years later, Guinness will be bringing the site back to life.
The new 50,000 sq ft venue will create up to 150 jobs for the Capital and provide a community space within the Covent Garden area. The site will also become the Southern UK hub of Diageo’s award-winning Learning for Life Bartending and Hospitality Programme.
Dotdash Meredith’s PARENTS released its annual Best for Baby Awards, recognizing the best new products for every baby in 2022. Selected by PARENTS editors and family-approved, the list of winners is on Parents.com/BestForBaby and in the March issue of PARENTS, available Feb. 4.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.