It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No not Christmas, Howard Homecoming! The Mecca has begun calling its progeny home to The Yard for a week of fun, family, and community in Washington, D.C.
With alumni like actress Taraji P. Henson, Harlem’s bad boy Diddy, everyone’s favorite television mom Phylicia Rashad and the late Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, there’s no debate that the hallowed grounds of Howard University breeds Black excellence. But Bison don’t just create the excellence, we support it too, and homecoming season is the perfect time to show love to the Black-owned businesses in the city that keep students and faculty going year-round.
If you’re headed back home to H.U. (no not Hampton. #shadenoshade) this weekend and want to do your part to pour back into the local community, we’ve rounded up five Black-owned businesses that keep the chocolate in Chocolate City.