In Partnership with UNCF, Target Gives Black History Month the Bullseye Treatment

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Looking to get in the spirit of Black History Month? Target assembled a team of designers, merchandisers, engineers, sourcing specialists, store team members, and more to celebrate the season of Black Excellence with an assortment of custom and curated offerings across departments.


“This assortment is a celebration of African American heritage and heroes, both historical and contemporary—from books by visionary authors to special tees to music by groundbreaking artists,” Tawnya Artisst, product design & development director and member of Target’s African American Business Council (AABC), said in a statement.

And what’s more? The popular big box retailer is once again partnering with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), continuing the financial and volunteer support they’ve given the legacy organization over many years. This season, Target will donate $100,000 to UNCF, and will also help fund their Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast to celebrate the organization’s 75th birthday this year. Said Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President and CEO:

UNCF and Target have worked together for decades, including on UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars” and “Empower Me Tour,” to invest in the minds and futures of students of color as they matriculate to and through post-secondary education, most notably at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our organizations have a shared goal of impacting local communities across the country. Our partnership has touched the lives of high school and college students and their parents through scholarships and programs that have opened the doors of opportunity for educational and professional advancement for communities that otherwise might be overlooked and underserved.

But aside from contributing to a worthy cause, this collection is super-cute! Aside from a curated selection of culturally relevant books, movies and music, there are accessory, stationary, beauty and apparel offerings for the entire family, available in more than 700 Target stores. Check out a sampling below, and see much, much more online at



Maiysha Kai is managing editor of The Glow Up, host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast and Big Beauty Tuesdays, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. May I borrow some sugar?


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not that i ever need an excuse to go to target, but okay, i think i’m going to have to pick up some stuff this month! i love the candle and the notebooks and that ida, harriet, sojourner, et. al tee!