We are so thankful to the amazing Ilovesanford Facebook page for taking the time to put this list together. If you are or know of a Sanford business that we missed, please reach out both Sanford365 and Ilovesanford and let us know, so we can be sure to add those missing to the list.

Original post on Ilovesanford Facebook page:

In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the civil unrest, we cannot remain silent and must continue the momentum to end systematic racism.

To show support for our African American allies here in Sanford, we are sharing a list of black owned businesses right here in our community. We tried to list all, however, if you know of one missing, please add it to the comments and we will update the list!

Sanford’s Black Owned Businesses



To continue moving forward it is important particularly for white people, to understand how systemic racism operates here in the USA. Here are sources to educate yourself on the experience of being black in America. https://bit.ly/36WlS7A

Remember it’s important to talk to your kids about racism. This website can help: http://www.raceconscious.org/

Sanford has a rich black history, and our local museum is the perfect place to learn about it: Goldsboro Museum
Also, while there, visit the Art Square, it is used to promote local artists, beautification, and outdoor events featuring the extraordinary heritage of Goldsboro.

https://bit.ly/2XSdbal – NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is fighting for equality and racial justice in America. We support their mission, and you can too. Visit their page to donate and learn about their mission.

https://bit.ly/3draJOs – NCAAP LDF stands in solidarity with protesters demanding accountability from police. Add your name to insist that officials ensure safe policing in times of unrest.

https://bit.ly/2U45ZqB – If you would like to support accountability in the Minneapolis Police Department, check out Reclaim the Block.

https://bit.ly/36Tf4Yc – Campaign Zero has a comprehensive guide to policies that aim to correct broken windows policing, excessive force, racial profiling, for-profit policing, cash bail, and much more.

Here is the article that I took a lot of the above links from and includes many more. https://www.thecut.com/…/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-…



  • 1619 (New York Times)
  • About Race
  • Code Switch (NPR)
  • Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
  • Seeing White


  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • The Hate You Give (Cinemax)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)

If you have anything to add, please reach out to both Sanford365 and Ilovesanford