10 Black-owned record shops to support
After social and civil unrest swept across the nation to the point of resonance overseas following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black citizens, the Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial equality has felt a magnitude of resurgence unseen prior. While people continue to attend protests, make demands, and pursue other forms of activism, the emphasis on re-examining and redirecting lifestyle and financial choices as they relate to bolstering the Black community has grown ever significant.
As consumers turn towards Black-owned restaurants, brands, and businesses, Dancing Astronaut has chosen to focus the spotlight on music-related spaces by curating a list of Black-owned record shops that you can support. The way you utilize your purchasing power can be impactful, ultimately serving as a stepping stone to creating transformative habits. For audiophiles and vinyl collectors, Dancing Astronaut encourage you to make a conscious effort to shop at these stores, online or locally through curbside pick-up, or even purchase a gift card for a loved one or fellow music fan. You can also check out how to support Black artists and DJs through streaming here.