About Us

Karimah (Crafting a Fun Life) and Kiva (The Fun Foodie Mama) are the creators of the Tampa Bay Black Excellence Challenge. They are local bloggers who are known for sharing fun family-friendly activities and the best that Tampa Bay has to offer. These amazing ladies decided to team up in 2022 to issue a challenge to the Tampa Bay community to patronize as many Black-owned businesses throughout the year. 

The Tampa Bay Black Excellence Challenge (Tampa Bay BEC) is a month-long bingo challenge that provides support for Black-owned businesses. The challenge is during February (Black History Month), June (Juneteenth) and December (Kwanzaa) beginning the first of the month and concludes the end of the month to promote Tampa Bay business owners. 

Use the bingo card to visit as many Black-owned businesses throughout Tampa Bay! When you've completed one row, you will be entered into a raffle to receive prizes. Make sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram or Facebook. Use the hashtag #TampabayBEC so we can see your posts!