I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Racial Justice

When we #SpendLikeItMatters at PoC-owned small businesses, we tip the scales of economic justice toward a more fair and equitable society. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a special racial justice ice cream collaboration with Sweet Alchemy!  Together, we’ve created three...
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Business Spotlight: Clover Toys

Meet Brittney Geleynse, co-owner and toy extraordinaire behind Clover Toys in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Brittney and co-owner Ashley Church have been running Seattle's most charming toy shop since 2017, and have loved being a part of the Ballard community ever since. Get to know Brittney in this week's Business Spotlight Q&A as she...
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Business Spotlight: Off the Rez

Get to know Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard, the dynamic duo behind the Off the Rez Cafe, Off the Rez food truck, and most recently Seattle pizza place Via Tribulani (with locations in Queen Anne and Capitol Hill). In this week's Q&A, Mark and Cecilia discuss serving food to inmates in a Washington prison, the vital flair local...
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Why Black-Owned Bookstores Matter

Photo: Estelita's Library in Seattle, Washington. Black-owned bookstores across the country have seen a rise in sales in the wake of widespread Black Lives Matter protests. However, in the months prior, many Black-owned bookstores were severely struggling to keep their doors open. For these stores to continue to thrive, we have to celebrate the...
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Business Spotlight: Cedars of Lebanon

Meet John Khalil, co-owner and friendly face of Cedars of Lebanon in Seattle. John owns the popular Lebanese restaurant in the University District with his wife Janette and has been a fixture in the community for over 46 years. In this week's Business Spotlight Q&A, John discusses his appreciation for the people in the U District,...
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Business Spotlight: Umami Kushi

Get to know Harold Fields, owner and okazu pan prodigy at Umami Kushi in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood. Harold talks about his love for Rainier Beach, his favorite places to #SpendLikeItMatters, and the importance of supporting minority-owned businesses in a Q&A with Intentionalist. The interview has been edited for...
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Business Spotlight: Baked From the Hart

Meet Bill Hart, the owner and pie genius behind Baked From the Hart in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood. Get to know the Pie Guy himself in a heartfelt (or should we say Hart-felt) Q&A with Intentionalist.  The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What’s something your customers may not...
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Support Black-Owned Businesses During the NWSL Challenge Cup

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press When the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup kicked off on Saturday June 27, players from the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage took a knee during the national anthem in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. Online and on the...
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