50 + Inspirational Black Owned Businesses to Support
Amplifying the voices of my sisters and brothers in the Black community. I share in your pain for recent tragic events, the untimely deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have lost their lives for the color of their skin. I see the injustice, I hear your cries and I stand by your side.
Below I’ve included a list of petitions to sign, places to donate, videos to watch, incredibly inspiring and authentic businesses, phenomenal artists and powerful books to check out. This is a start, so many amazing resources here so take your time. If you have any suggestions or thoughts, please email me.
Below is a list of incredibly inspiring Black owned businesses and phenomenal artists:
Alex Williams, Jamaican Born Visionary Marine Artist. @AlexWilliamsArt
Alex M. Sorapuru, Artist @al.roux
AMINAH ABDUL JILLIL @ aminahjillil
Luxury Shoe Brand. Aminah’s shoes are known for a bold yet feminine design aesthetic.
Andrew Roby Events, Corporate, Weddings and Social Events. @andrewrobyevents
Beautiful Kreations, Marcia Villiers Florist & Designer @beautiful.kreations
Black Pepper Paperie Co. A Design & Maker’s Studio @blackpepperpaperieco
BLKGRN An all-natural marketplace by all black artisans. @blkandgrn
Bolé Road Textiles @boleroadtextiles
Brooklyn based designer Hana Getachew started Bolé Road Textiles out of a desire to merge her love of Ethiopian handwoven fabrics with her career in interior design.
Brooklyn Blooms, LaParis Phillips, Florist. @brooklynbloomsnyc
Brother Vellies @brothervellies
Designed in Brooklyn, handcrafted sustainably with artisans spanning Nairobi to New York Founded & Designed by @aurorajames
Cassandre Snyder, Event Planning & Design @cassandresnyder
Couture Cakes by Sabrina @couturecakesbysabrina
Erica Taylor Haskins, Event Planning, Design & Production @tinseldesignnyc
Effie’s Paper, Kalyn Johnson @effiespaper
Stationery & Whatnot is a lifestyle brand setting the trend for the cool accessories to buy, how to travel in style and how much coffee it’s chic to drink on a daily basis.
Eli Reed, Photographer @ elireedmagnum
Fallon Carter Events, @falloncarterevents
Forty Acres Fresh Market @fortyacresfreshmarket
Geomyra Pollard, Coaching for Creatives @coachforcreatives
Gordon Parks , Photographer @gordonparksfoundation
Guerdy Abraira, Flowers & Events @guerdydesign
Harold James, Hair & makeup artist @harold_james
Honey and Vinyl, Music Curators. Live Music + Sonic Branding. @honeyandvinyl
Hope For Flowers @hopeforflowersbytracyreese
The collection designed and produced following 3 guiding principles of sustainability: the health of people, planet, and equity in profit.
Hostell, Founded by Bianca Brasdorp A boutique hostel for women in Amsterdam. @hostelle_amsterdam
The Inner Circle Experience, Sade Awe : Connecting Leading Luxury Entrepreneurs. @theinnercircleexperience
A lifestyle brand and go-to source for jungalicious design, goods and inspiration.
Kawania Wooten, Event Planning and Design @hweventsdc
Leslie Short, The Cavu Group @thecavugroup
Serving as your external partner to assure you have unlimited visibility as you expand beyond your current culture
Lisa Zachery, Papered Wonders connoisseurs of paper . God’s Girls . authors of Stationery-quette . event brand mavens . @paperedwonders
Mark Ingram, Atelier – Bridal and Evening Wear Collections @markingrambride
Mary Harris, Event Planning @maryharrisevents
Michelle Gainey, Event Design, Creative Business Mentorship @iammichellegainey
The McBride Sisters Wine, @mcbridesisters
The McBride Sisters Wine Collection is a story of two sisters and their passion for wine.
The perfect blend of technology & science to reach your hair nirvana.
Destination Events, Streamlining Execution, Improving Overall Production & Consulting.
Natty Garden @nattygarden
Natty Garden opened in 2008, selling a small selection of plants, shrubs, soil and pots.
Partake Foods @partakefoods
Super delicious cookies that are also gluten-free, vegan, & allergy-friendly
Peace and Riot , Gift Shop. @peaceandriot
P I N K L O M E I N , Artist@pinklomein
Pottery by Osa Handmade Terracotta Pottery by Osa. @potterybyosa
Precious Thamaga-Mazibuko, Planner & Event Designer @precioustheplanner
Preston Bailey, Event Design @prestonrbailey
Red Bay Coffee Roasters @redbaycoffee
Founded in 2014 by Keba Konte, a renowned artist and successful food entrepreneur with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area specialty coffee and hospitality industry.
See Line Ceramics @seelineceramics
A side project from Brooklyn-based journalist Nikita Richardson, featuring functional and affordable ceramics that look good in the kitchen, on the mantel, or at the table.
Simon T. Bailey, Breakthrough Strategist @simontbailey
Ujuu Media @ujuumedia
Celebrating multicultural women by building high powered ecommerce brands. Curated by Zuvaa founder @kelechiujuu Shop our brands at UjuuMedia.com
The Vegan Nest, café + Market Family owned. @vegannest
Love their: mōCa Coffee Alternative : Capomo Maya Nut coffee substitute
VM Groupe, Addia Cooper Henry @vmgroupe
A leading creative agency specializing in brand building & storytelling for beauty, fine jewelry & everything luxury. Elevating brands since 2006.
Yaël & Valérie Fabrics @yaeletvalerie
Haitian High-End Fabrics, Wallpapers & Home accessories combining in perfect harmony, Art, Elegance & African Cultural Heritage.
Below is a list of books I have loved reading throughout the years with links to purchase from Black owned bookstores:
The Awakened Woman, by Dr. Tererai Trent
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
The Heart of a Woman, by Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, By Maya Angelou
Letter to my Daughter, by Maya Angelou
More Myself, by Alicia Keys
More Than Enough, by Elaine Welteroth
What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey
More books to read:
Afro-Vegan by, Bryant Terry
All About Love, by Bell Hooks
All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, by George M. Johnson
Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
The Bluest Eye, By Toni Morrison
Cane River, By Lulita Tademy
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance, by Barak Obama
Gordon Parks: Collected Works: Study Edition
Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton
The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
White Fragility, by antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? By, Beverly Daniel Tatum
Books For Children:
Hidden Figures, by author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman
I Love Me From My Head to My Feet, by Keanna O’Quinn
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Sulwe, by Lupita Nyong’o