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The 4 Items That Every Black Millennial Household Has

From cabinets filled with seasonings to cabinets filled with grocery bags, these are the items you'll always find in Black households.

February 15, 2024 at 11:26 PM PST

Stepping into a Black household feels like coming home, no matter where you’re from. It’s that familiar blend of warmth, laughter, and the unmistakable scent of something delicious simmering on the stove. But beyond the vibes, there are some items you know you’ll find in nearly every Black home. These aren’t just random things; they’re markers of our culture, history, and the unspoken bond we share.

Kitchen Chronicles

The kitchen is the heart of the home for many Black families. Here is where you’ll find that sacred cast-iron skillet. Most likely a family heirloom, seasoned with stories and recipes handed down through generations, it’s more than just a pot for cooking. Peek into the cabinets, and you’ll likely spot a stash of grocery bags stuffed inside one another, representing our natural knack for sustainability, practicality, and readiness for any situation. Let’s not forget the seasoning lineup—Lawry’s, garlic powder, and *that* hot sauce bottle are almost like the holy trinity in our kitchens. These flavors are the soul of our dishes, a legacy of our ancestors carried forward in every meal.

Black family in kitchen
Photo Credit: August de Richelieu

Living Room Vibes

Move to the living room, and you’ll feel the soul of the house. The shelves are a library of Black excellence—Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin—their words are a foundation of our collective consciousness. The walls are a gallery showcasing the beauty and resilience of our people, from African artifacts to family photos that trace our lineage through smiles and styles. The coffee table is likely a display of modern art books with magazines displaying our love for style and culture.

Cultural Necessities

In every nook, there are nods to our roots. Vinyl records of iconic albums might share shelf space with streaming devices, showcasing our love for music and visual storytelling. And, of course, there’s that sacred spot under the sink or in the bathroom filled with hair care and beauty products.

man with plants
Photo Credit: Cottonbro Studio

A Touch of Green

Millennial Black homes often have pops of greenery—indoor plants that do more than just purify the air. They’re a slice of tranquility and a nod to our growing interest in wellness and self-care.

Stepping into a Black household is like walking into a living story that’s continuously being written. It’s a place where the past is cherished, the present is celebrated, and the future is filled with possibility. The items we surround ourselves with are symbols of our identity, our journey, and our unwavering pride in who we are.



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