In recognition of 2022’s Black History Month, employees of Hitachi Vantara Federal received a curated box of snacks and goods produced by Black-owned and/or Black-founded small businesses across the United States. We hope this box encourages our team members to explore Black history and support Black-owned companies and organizations within their own communities. Learn more about the brands we featured this year:
BLK & Bold
BLK & Bold was created by founders Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson with a purpose to turn a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee and tea, into a means of giving back. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
Brilliant or BS
Brilliant or BS? was created by TV challenge producer Kimelia Weathers Smith, a Washington D.C. native who turned her joy for hosting game nights for her friends into a career developing challenges for reality competition shows.
A Dozen Cousins
Childhood cooking with family inspired Ibraheem Basir to start A Dozen Cousins so that it was more convenient for people to enjoy authentic cultural recipes made with wholesome ingredients. The name is inspired by his daughter and her 11 cousins, and all the great family meals they enjoy together.
Detroit Friends Potato Chip Co.
A small nonprofit based in the lower eastside of Detroit that created Detroit Friends Potato Chips food product as a way to add new purpose to vacant lots inside of the Hope District.
Satya & Sage
A self-care inspired line of handmade, eco-friendly candles and home fragrance products that encourages you to slow down, uplift yourself, and create your own sacred space. Satya & Sage also feel strongly about their impact on our planet, so a tree gets planted with each purchase.
Vicky Cakes is a dairy-free, egg-free pancake & waffle mix made with wholesome ingredients. The brand is Black-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and based in Dallas, TX.
Golde was born in Brooklyn in 2017 from a 1-bedroom apartment. Their products are a celebration of superfoods to effortlessly boost your daily routine, from morning smoothies to skincare. The formulas that are always 100% natural and vegan-friendly.
Cookie Society specializes in unique flavors inspired by childhood staples, elevated classics, and other flavors typically reserved for cakes and pies. The brand was birthed from an idea of couple Marissa and Jeff Allen, and officially debuted in 2018.