Washington Wizards To Support Black-Owned Businesses In The DMV For 4th Consecutive Year
The Washington Wizards continue their commitment to showcasing black-owned businesses in the DMV area for the fourth year.
For the fourth straight year, The Washington Wizards will support local Black-owned businesses through its “Black-Owned DMV” program. Six impressive businesses will be highlighted through April 2024, and each will receive publicity via all of the team’s social media platforms, Sports Illustrated reports.
The businesses are all located within a 75-mile radius of Capital One Arena, where the Washington Wizards host their home games. Each has a special story, the team’s site states.
“As our nation struggles with the impact of this global pandemic and racial injustice, it’s especially important to recognize the immense legacy that Black-owned businesses in our own backyard have had and will continue to have,” the team says.
The outstanding companies selected for this year’s honor are: Bithenergy, an award-winning energy engineering and technical services consulting firm; T|W Tote, a luxury brand with products ranging from insulated totes to multiple compartment toiletry bags, weekender bags and backpacks, and Milk & Honey Café, a New-Orleans inspired Southern brunch restaurant with award-winning dishes.
Also honored will be Miche Beauty, a haircare brand specializing in clean, simple, and effective products for all textures of naturally curly hair; GMG Management Consulting Inc, a minority woman-owned management consulting and professional support company that provides professional accounting, auditing, training, consulting, and financial management solutions; and Morel’s Exquisite Designs, a veteran-owned business that specializes in decorations, balloon artistry, and party rental furnishings.
The Wizards also revealed jerseys that pay tribute to the history of “The District.” The logo features one of 40 boundary stones used by Black mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker to mark the original boundary of Washington, D.C.
The words “DMV” are also featured on the special edition home jerseys as a homage to the Wizards, the first local team to become trailblazers by incorporating the popular abbreviation on sports merchandise.