As an African American and women owned family business, Mosser deeply understands that diversity breeds success. Diversity is an important part of our family and company culture. We care about supporting diversity in driving improvements in the neighborhoods where we do business and contributing to the economic vitality of the community.
So, this Black History Month we want to encourage you to celebrate in the Bay Area and Los Angeles by checking out these meaningful events especially curated for you and support Black-owned restaurants simultaneously. It helps keep this special programming happening and keeps neighborhood Black-owned restaurants thriving.
Here are a few to get you started:
- Visit the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD). San Francisco’s MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. Their public programs offer more than 200 immersive in-person and virtual experiences annually from artist discussions and community events to literary, culinary, and film programs. They have numerous events during February to celebrate Black History Month.
- Check out More Than a Month at the San Francisco Public Library. More Than a Month, the San Francisco Public Library’s celebration of Black history and futures, is focused on resistance. Beginning on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday weekend, during Black History Month and throughout the year, the library champions Black leaders and change makers in San Francisco and beyond. The artwork for this year’s More than a Month celebration is an image of Dr. Maya Angelou, drawn by Bay Area artist Lava Thomas. It is a study for the Angelou memorial, which will be installed near the Larkin Street entrance of the Main Library in 2023.
- Some Black-owned restaurants to visit near, MoAD and the San Francisco Public Library are Nat & Betty’s Afro-Caribbean Soul Food, Teranga, and Little Skillet.
- Visit the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). In honor of Black History Month, OMCA is sharing the many different ways you can remember important people and events in Black history. From artists to activists, and everything in between, their galleries highlight numerous people whose contributions to American history should be celebrated this and every month.
- According to the San Francisco Standard, “CoCo Noir, a brand-new wine bar in Downtown Oakland, plans to celebrate Black History Month with a series of tastings. The newest addition to Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District, Alicia Kidd’s modern, loft-like space specializes in crisp varietals, beer and no-proof drinks made by Black, Indigenous and female producers.”
- Visit the Prosperity Market at California African American Museum located in the heart of Los Angeles. Celebrate Black farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs at the Prosperity Market pop-up at the California African American Museum! There will be all the favorite farmers market goodies like fresh fruits and vegetables. Discover delicious, prepared foods and handcrafted artisan goods, and enjoy a jammin’ DJ, cooking demonstrations, a kids corner and more. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- A few nearby Black-owned restaurants to visit include Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken in the Grand Good Depot, Jack’s Family Kitchen, Joan & Sisters, and South LA Café.
Cover photo credit to Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)