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The store front of the Smith & Hannon Book Store on Vine Street in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Photo: Sam Greene)

Small Business Saturday is a chance to support local business in our community.

This year, due to the pandemic, our local shops have been struggling, but we can help.

This year, there is a movement saying bye to Black Friday and encouraging people to #BuyBlack Friday. This movement, from Facebook Elevate, is to get people to buy from Black-owned businesses every Friday through Black Friday.

A day after Black Friday, on Nov. 28, is a holiday called Small Business Saturday. Another opportunity to give back, support local and support Black-owned businesses owners by visiting one of these stores or shopping online.

Shop local this holiday season: Check out these Cincinnati shops for Small Business Saturday

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on