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The Black Box, a quarterly subscription service that provides a direct path to Black-owned business, has partnered with EPIX for the launch of the second season of “Godfather of Harlem,” which premiered April 18.

As part of the collaboration, the company issued an exclusive box inspired by the show featuring curated items from companies based in Harlem. Called “Bumpy’s Stash,” the commemorative box was distributed to the show’s stars and to top influencers across the country.

“The Black Box is proud to partner with EPIX and ‘Godfather of Harlem’ on the commemorative Bumpy’s Stash,” said Talei Hornback, founder and chief executive officer of the Black Box. 

“The show highlights Black excellence, not only in the performance of incredible Black actors but also in showcasing Harlem, a hub of Black culture and history. Our goal each quarter with the Black Box is very similar, as we also strive each quarter to introduce people to Black excellence through exceptional small businesses. The alliance was seamless.” 

This special edition release of the Black Box, created in conjunction with Cashmere Agency in Los Angeles, pays homage to Harlem. Designed to look like a vintage cigar box, Bumpy’s Stash also features an elaborate chess board with each piece representing a character in the show. Fans of the show can play along as Bumpy makes his own moves to take Harlem back. In addition to the imaginative design, Hornback has hand-picked several items that epitomize the Harlem that Bumpy knew. Among them are:

• From Marche Rue Dix, a French Senegalese restaurant, cultural concept store and nail salon located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dark and Stormy Tea, a bold black tea with masala, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and cardamom.

• A vintage night club map of Harlem coffee mug with an excerpt of E. Simms Campbell’s illustration of Harlem nightlife during the Renaissance period from the Harlem Candle Company, a luxury home fragrance brand founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson.

• A golden brownstone chocolate bar from the Harlem Chocolate Factory, a company designed to convey the cultural experiences of Harlem through chocolate. The golden brownstone chocolate bar was listed as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020.

• Lastly, from the 125 Collection, a women-owned and run luxury quote candle brand born in Harlem, a luxury quote candle featuring a quote worthy of Bumpy Johnson, “Harlem State of Mind.”

“For me the inspiration behind the Black Box was to create something meaningful, and it has meant so much for me to be able to share to a wider audience these incredible products from Black businesses making a difference in their community,” Hornback said.

While Bumpy’s Stash is not available as part of the company’s regular subscription, fans of the show were able to win a box by entering the “Godfather of Harlem” sweepstakes. Winners were announced on April 25.

Those interested in the Black Box can order the Summer Release through June 18. It, like each box in the subscription, will include an array of products from four to six Black-owned businesses. Items range from lifestyle, bath and body, and home goods to dining. To subscribe or for more information on the Black Box, visit gettheblackbox.com.