Last year I wrote an extensive list of 101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to support for Blackout Friday. It proved to be amongst the most popular posts I’ve ever written. In 2014, I wrote that post in response to the Blackout Friday movement that arose from protests in Ferguson, Missouri. This year I had already planned to work on this list again and refresh it for Black Friday 2015, but I didn’t realize how terribly timely this whole thing would become. This year the protests took place in my own city of Chicago, in response to the Laquan McDonald tapes, which revealed a young man shot 16 times by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. This murder happened on Oct. 20, 2014. Finally after multiple Freedom of Information Act requests, the chilling and horrific video was released 13 months after the fact. There has been unrest in the streets of Chicago ever  since. On Black Friday, activists took to the Magnificent Mile and blocked access to shops in an act of peaceful protest. Many are looking for a way to make a statement that will be heard, and this holiday season feels so much like last year’s, except closer to home.

I’ve been seeing a lot of really negative comments online, making false equivalency between horrific acts of gang violence versus the protests against police brutality. This post isn’t about that, but I’d like to address the topic for a moment. Just because you haven’t done research or become aware of protests against crime within the black community, doesn’t mean those protests didn’t happen. This officer was charged with murder, but only after 13 months of fighting for information. The protests yesterday were not only for the fact that Laquan McDonald was murdered by an officer who faced 20 complaints and lawsuits alleging excessive force and use of racial slurs, but for the fact that there appears to have been a 13-month-long coverup of this crime.

To quote myself from almost exactly a year ago, “…so many of us are now left wondering “now what?” How can we express this rage and this pain caused by a system that is broken, a system that fails to value our lives as equal? How can we speak truth to power and have the hope of making some kind of difference, some kind of essential statement that proves that we have value greater than what society seems to perceive?” The intent behind the protests is to make our voices heard and to make the statement that we deserve better from those who are paid to serve and protect. We deserve better from our elected officials who are complicit in this cover up. Blackout Friday is a way to make that statement. That is the intent. I’m hoping and praying that next year this list won’t be created in the wake of protests and anger over injustice.

I’ve gotten some pushback on even creating this list and I’d like to say a few things before sharing. Anyone and everyone is welcome to shop from this list and support small businesses – today is actually Small Business Saturday and these are businesses that sincerely need publicity and financial support. Last year I saw some criticism that this list only focused on hair and beauty and fashion – I’ve expanded to include artists, authors, and professional services. If you’re the creator of a black owned business and would like to be included, I encourage you to leave your site and a brief description of your services in the comments below. If any of these links don’t work, please let me know – I did my best under challenging circumstances.

PS: On a personal note, I really wanted to get this list out earlier but this Thanksgiving weekend, life took me in a different direction. I’m writing to you from Phoenix where we are visiting for the funeral of a relative. Apologies that this is out later than intended.

 

350 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support

350+ Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday Season and BEYOND

ACCESSORIES

Adore New York
Barbara Campbell NYC
Boutique de Bandeaux
Cocoa Girl in Lush
Collage Gifts 
Colored Girls Hustle
Coup de Coeur Boutique 
Custom Treatz
Dope Crochet 
Fashion 5 Diva Club 
Gabby Bows
Keep on Givin
Kiara’s Handmade 
Ladieloops 
Lady Dye Yarns
 Left Hook Accessories 
Lily Bow Originals 
Lyse Artistic Creations 
Martinique Boutique 
My Fabulous Accessories
Nicole Lee Designs 
Paparazzi Accessories
Purl Heroine 
Rogue Stitches
Sankofa Vine 
Sew Regal Embroidery
Shepiji 
The Knitterly Hooker 
THRONEsj 
Waists by Wednesday

 

ART, Collectibles, Tech, Photography & Décor
Abode by Yvette 
Addye B
African American Art 
Amaspiritartist accessories and décor 
Ananse Design
Avery and Ethan 
Beginning Kisses 
Bianca Dorsey, artist
Blended Designs 
C Miles Photo 
 Christoff Davis
Detola and Geek décor and accessories
Diaz Allen 
Divine Violette – cool masquerade masks 
I am Me Naturally 
Indigo Life Magazine 
Karmalades, household cleaners 
Lavender Pop greeting cards
Made In Africa 
Mae B Paper 
My Focsi tees and accessories 
My Little Vixen
Ngozi Design 
Noteworthy Crafts
Pan African Connection 
Pardon My Fro
Puku phone chargers 
Recycle Dean
Red Bridge Studio, unique tees and home items 
 Red Ink and Paper 
Reflektion Design
Restoration Healing 
Rose Refour, an artist with autism 
Sumayyah Said So accessories 
Sweet Sistah Splash 
Tamesha Artistry 
The Silverman 
Valencia Art
 Veronica Marche Illustration and Design 
 Whitney Thomas, Photographer 
Yvette Crocker Art

AUTHORS
Artistic Words Publishing 
Author Anagia Wright 
Brandon Massey, horror writer 
 Nalo Hopkinson, Caribbean sci-fi author
Sormag
Tananarive Due, literary author 

 

BEAUTY BOXES/SUBSCRIPTIONS
Cocotique 
Curl Collection
CurlBox 
CurlKit 
The Holbox
We Are Onyx 

 

CANDLES 
Simply Scents by Shan 
 Spa Creations 

 

FASHION
A Leap of Style 
African American Tees 
African City Bags 
 Artistic Tee 
Bartered Threads
Black Proverbs
Blue Labels 
Bon Bon Vie 
Borough Vintage 
Capital City
Cherish Au Naturel
Chic Dream
Chocolate Sushi Couture
Clothe Create Consult
Dare To Be You 
Designs by K. Jones
Dress Maker By Olivia
Executees
Get Snatched Bling 
Global Couture
HBCU Pride and Joy
His Blessed One
INI Vibes
Jacque M
Jahzara Fashion House
Jibri
Jon Marc Collection
KAntoinette Lingerie
LFTHVY
LiLi Creations
Live At Your Own Pace
Loud Ego Apparel
Love Karidae
Luke Lulu 
Majority Clothing 
Mamie Ansah, custom sneakers
Marriage Tees
Mercantile Republic
Monif C
My Boutique Experience
My Co-Creations (body butters, tees and more)
Nakimuli
Nicole and Madeline
Onion 
Perfect Haze
Pnk Elephant
Pop ATL
Qristyl Frazier Designs
Quelly Rue
Ripped Goddess Sportswear
Sanjules
Seven Curves
Shavonne Dorsey
Shop Club Glam
Shop Malcolm X
Shop Musichead 
Sofistafunk
Sororitique 
Tees in the Trap
The Black Girl Project
The Dyna Smiles
The Icon Collection
Un-U Luxe
Vanity Styles 
Ven and Rose
Wild Child Designs 
Windsor Neckwear
Yes Lioness
Z by Zevarra

GOURMET FOODS
Brandt’s Candies Hand-Dipped Chocolates
Indigene Cellars 
 Love Corkscrew
Luxe Lollipops
Sugar Puddin Café
Tranquil Elegance

 

JEWELRY
Ama Jewelry
Beads Byaree
Brassfly Studio
CandidArt Accessories
Chari’s Inspiring Creations
Chocolate Rose
DeeCee Styles
Delayla Shay
Elizabeth In Pearls
Fulaba
Iris Michael
JazJewelz
JL by Janet Leigh
Jon Davi
Jypsea Outlet Shop
Kawaii Adornments
Kissed by a King jewelry
Lingua Nigra
Lorraine West Jewelry
Lost Queens
 Lunar Eclectic
Mary’s Hands Jewelry 
MBellish by Charmega
Mommy’s Chocolate Chip
Peace Images Jewelry
Pieces by Keke
Precious Elements Designs
Rachel Stewart Jewelry
Rock Candy Earrings
Shanga Designs
Simone’s Boutique
Sydney Austin Designs
Tahm Tam
The Queen’s Dowry
Tsion Rocks Jewelry
TYBC Creations
Zoe the Designer

MAKEUP & NAIL POLISH
Ashunta Sheriff Cosmetics
AJ Crimson
AUSET
Black Opal
BlackUP Cosmetics
Fashion Fair Cosmetics
Ginger + Liz
Hue Noire
 Iman Cosmetics
Joy Lorraine Cosmetics
Lamik Beauty 
Laws of Nature Cosmetics
Luv Mineral Cosmetics
Magnolia Makeup
Mischo Beauty
Polish and Company
Shoo 5-Free Nail Polish
The Lip Bar
Valana Minerals
Vera Moore Cosmetics

MUSIC
4 Givn 1 Records
Dom Jones Music

NATURAL HAIR
Alikay Naturals
All Things Curly
Allies Natural Hair Community
Amazing Botanicals
Anita Grant
Bask and Bloom
BeeMine Products
Cassandre Beccai
Coco Curls
CR Secrets
Curl Luxe Naturals
Curls
Da Hair Doctor
Earth’s Nectar
EDEN BodyWorks
Hairitage Hydration
Hairizon Beauty
Hairobics
Huetiful
Inspired Beauty
Jane Carter Solution
Karen’s Body Beautiful
Kinky Curly
Koils By Nature
Kurlee Belle
Lawrence Ray Concepts
Morning Dew Hair
My Crowning Jewel
My Honeychild
My Loux
My Sisters Natural
Natural Hair Shop
Naturalicious
Naturalista Cosmetics
NBI All Natural
NUMA by Kiyomi
Oyin Handmade
Qhemet Biologics
Rock That Natural
Rootspiration
Salon Toujours Belle
Shea Moisture
Sienna Naturals
Sophia’s Naturals
Soultanicals
Sunny Isle JBCO
Terra Veda Organix
TGIN (Thank God I’m Natural)
The Detangle Brush
Tiffany Renee Salon
TreLuxe
Tropic Isle Living
Uncle Funky’s Daughter
UrbanBella
WonderCurl
Zuresh

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Barbee Love Fitness, personal trainer
BLK Town, Connecting with Local and Online Black Owned Businesses
Choice Green NYC Handyman Service
Degrees of Success, debt management company
Different Shades of Blackness event planning
Divine Health Choices, health consultant
Gravity Defied Black Cultural University
IBC Consults, consultation boutique
Makeda Renee, Visual Merchandising
Medical Lab and Tech Consultants
Michelle Lewis, MetroBrokers
ML Perry CPA
New Life Pastoral Counseling
Owens Financial Services
Physical Vitality, health and wellness training
Practical Reinventions
Qi To Wellness, reiki
Taffy Wagner, premarital financial counseling
Tasha Prescott photography
The K9 Class, animal training
Women Businesses, consulting and tees

SKINCARE, BATH AND BODY FOR WOMEN
3 Little Birds
Amina Aromas
Asili Body Products
azur soleil organics
Beautiful Body Butters
Belle Scents
BelleButters
Body Butter Lady
Body By India
Body Love Beauty
Bubble Bistro
Butter Me Up Goods
Butters N Bars
Cara B Naturally
Charm City Bar and Body
Darcy’s Botanicals
Darien Direct
DermHa
Dirty Beauty
Earth Basic
Emily Jayne
Glam Girl Essential Skincare
HK Natural Soap
I Willa Remedy
Indigofera
Itiba Beauty
Ixora Botanical Beauty
JD NatLady
LaBella Body Care
Law Body Oils and Sprays
Mamie’s Sweet Treats
Mango Mangoes
Moonchild Essentials
Nandi’s Naturals
Naptural Passions
Natural Passion
Nubia Body Delights
Nubian Heritage
Nyah Beauty
Obsidian Beauty Supply
One Love Star Shea Butter
Pooka Pure and Simple
Royal By Nature
Ruth & Mae’s
S Dot Beauty
Shop Lady Leslie
Skin Deep Body Care
Smell Good Spa
So Yummy Products
Soap 2 Tote
Sophia’s Naturals
Sugamommy
Sweet Love Naturals 
Sweet Treats by Oraje 
Tasha Hussey Body 
The Keith Clark Collection
The Natural Epiphany Store
Whipped Goods
Zuri Handmade

SKINCARE FOR MEN
Bevel 
Luxe Pour Homme by G
Walker and Company 

FOR KIDS
ABC Me Flash Cards
Bino and Fino
Dollmakers Delight

There are voids in this list. I’d love to see more black-owned tech and toy companies represented. Shoe designers. Tech purveyors. If you’re the creator of a black owned business and would like to be included, I encourage you to leave your site and a brief description of your services in the comments below. I hope this list is helpful to you and that these businesses can thrive thanks to your support.  And like I said last year right around this time, “Although this week may make you question so many things, never question that we have much to be thankful for. Be thankful for life. For health. For family. For friends. For community. For the future, when we can make the change that we want to see in the world.” Peace.

COMMENTS

Kellie N Sellers says:
November 28, 2015, 12:31 pm
Making Moves offers quality dance training to the Washington DC Metropolitan area. This year, we awarded over $15,000 in tuition scholarships to youth who are underserved and underrepresented in the arts.
Shawnda says:
November 28, 2015, 12:36 pm
For #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday #NappyNerd #RVA is offering 25% off all items in the shop! This a great time to pick up #Christmas and #Kwanzaa gifts for the people on your list! I have a variety of #handmade #earrings # accessories and #apparel available!
Manisha says:
November 28, 2015, 12:38 pm
Real permanent hair removal serving Ohio and nearest states www.currentelectrology.com
Stephanie Cockerl says:
November 28, 2015, 12:39 pm
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Also thank you for putting this list together. My Company would fit under professional services - Web Development and Online Marketing. Again, Thank you so much. nextSTEPH.com
Crystal Senter-Brown says:
November 28, 2015, 12:42 pm
Children's book for African American girls. Illustrated by Janice Treece-Senter (mother), written by Crystal Senter-Brown (daughter).
Wendi Phillips says:
November 28, 2015, 12:42 pm
Thank you for including LAYOP.com in your list, we received a lot of traffic from your list. Happy Holidays! Live At Your Own Pace!
NAMACOLLECTION says:
November 28, 2015, 12:47 pm
The Nama collection is a naturally made assortment of beauty-enhancers, skin, body, hair-care , animal-care, custom jewelry, home essentials & decor. We pride ourselves on our handmade signature products with high quality, health + environmental conscious artistic design. All of Nama Collection is crafted with nature pure products and only refined through natural processes. LETSBUILD is our coupon code for 50% off. NAMA stands in solidarity with all intentions of humanitarian efforts for peace and liberty throughout this world. We are working towards having product proceeds available for an initiative to support those combatting inequality , poverty and injustice here and abroad. All love.
Arneta Mayes, MHA, MSIT says:
November 28, 2015, 12:56 pm
Digital design, web development and data management services. Specializing in web development for non-profits, customized databases and custom-designed flash animations.
Arneta Mayes, MHA, MSIT says:
November 28, 2015, 1:00 pm
Hi posting this again. Did not see the website link on the first post! Thanks for doing this! Dedicated to providing quality services that make a difference in our community! Digital design, web development and data management services. Specializing in web development for non-profits, customized databases and custom-designed flash animations. http://www.basics4betteroutcomes.com/
Yvonne Young says:
November 28, 2015, 1:01 pm
Master Peace Coffee is a family owned artisan coffee roaster located in Katy, TX. We offer four delicious roasts using organic Colombian beans as well as Ethiopian and Brazilian beans. We pride ourselves on providing you with fresh ground coffee, as well as courteous and expedient service. Visit us today at www.masterpeacecoffee.com and use promo code mpc20 to receive a 20% discount off of everything on our site. Be sure to check out our coffee and mug gift sets for the holidays!
Candie A.Price says:
November 28, 2015, 1:04 pm
The Candie Jar specializes in organic Shea butter skincare products for women and men.
Malik Jamal says:
November 28, 2015, 1:15 pm
Don't forget The Hot Sauce Boss. Www.thehotsauceboss.com Black owned family business Est.2008 Only African American licensee of The National Basketball Association for two years
Tamika Manson says:
November 28, 2015, 1:18 pm
Dazzling Emerald is an online plus size resale shop. You can find high quality pieces for a fraction of retail prices. Each clothing piece is carefully selected, fashion forward, and in new or very good condition. If you like to look good and save money, Dazzling Emerald plus sizes is where you should shop. Additionally, there is a 30% off discount being offered this weekend only by entering "blackfriday" at checkout.
Tyra says:
November 28, 2015, 1:22 pm
BarrisTourista Travel Store offers travel accessories, including passport holders, luggage tags, and tote bags for the avid traveler or casual flier alike. Visit Bit.ly/BTTravelStore for Cyber Monday deals and competitive prices. And follow BarrisTourista.com, a travel and foodie blog experiencing the world like a local.
Adrian Seltzer says:
November 28, 2015, 1:24 pm
Do you have a list by location?
Chichi says:
November 28, 2015, 1:25 pm
Kind of you to support #SmallBuisness by doing this post. I would love my business to be included next time :) Zurikgirl.com Retailer Brand and Retailer of stylish and affordable Dresses for the Everyday Dress up girl {Free US Shipping} No minimum Thank you
Lea Anderson says:
November 28, 2015, 1:27 pm
L.A. Mobile Notary & Business Services provides training for those looking to become a notary public or renew their current commission in the state of California.
Nadja Renise says:
November 28, 2015, 1:31 pm
Playfully provocative vegan hair care products that will seduce your curls.
Huggy Ford says:
November 28, 2015, 1:36 pm
HBP Dance Extreme in Tustin California Is a professional Dance Studio that teaches kids ages 3 to adult.
Moji Akinde says:
November 28, 2015, 1:37 pm
Fèhìntì by Moji Akinde - Interior accessories handcrafted with Fabric from Africa, particularly from Nigeria. www.fehinti.com
Monica Corry of Love Yoga says:
November 28, 2015, 1:38 pm
We are a boutique yoga studio in Hyattsville, MD, 3 miles from DC line. At Love Yoga, all are welcome. We are fostering a diverse image of yoga with students of color, and all sizes. Please try a class with us!
Necie Williams says:
November 28, 2015, 1:44 pm
Wedding and Event Management services. Creator of Detroit's 1st Black bike Weekend and Single N' Successful Conference tour. Planning parties and having fun is what we love! We are @urbanplanners on twitter. I am a traveling planner with focus areas for 2015-2017 on the Mid-West. Will be relocating business to Arizona and the west coast by 2017! So all of my West Coast 2017 and beyond brides get a great rate now! I also appear via SKYE for virtual interviews.
Natasha Harvey says:
November 28, 2015, 1:45 pm
tutu designer, designer of clothing, lingerie and swimwear @violetrose78inc on FB, and IG https://www.facebook.com/Violetrose78inc/ business # 678-796-8513
Natasha Harvey says:
November 28, 2015, 1:46 pm
Violetrose78 tutu designer, designer of clothing, lingerie and swimwear @violetrose78inc on FB, and IG https://www.facebook.com/Violetrose78inc business # 678-796-8513 location : Atlanta GA will shipped products worldwide
Tisha Hillman says:
November 28, 2015, 1:50 pm
If you are looking for a black family law attorney in Maryland, please visit my website at www.tshillmanlaw.com. If you need a black lawyer anywhere else, for any other area of practice, feel free to contact me and I can give you referrals.
Saba Favors says:
November 28, 2015, 1:58 pm
Cutie Bumps is a new small black owned business. I create handmade baby clothes and blankets. I use African and colorful fabrics to create adorable outfits for your cute baby and toddler! Check out my online Etsy shop and like Cutie Bumps Facebook page! I'm located in Chicago, but can ship to anywhere in the world! Etsy.com/shop/cutiebumps Or like my page on Facebook Facebook.com/cutiebumps
Ginger-vee Carter says:
November 28, 2015, 2:10 pm
Sending you healing energy. A loss breaks the heart. Praying for your family at this time.
Rayna Burgess says:
November 28, 2015, 2:10 pm
I hand knit character scarves like Harry Potter and Dr. Who. I also make hats, blankets and whatever else you need.
Anjelina Parker says:
November 28, 2015, 2:12 pm
To add my business LeAngelle to the directory skin care for Men and Children Candles and home decor.
Ginger-vee Carter says:
November 28, 2015, 2:24 pm
I'm adding my business to your big beautiful list. I create skin care products for various skin types. I'm super passionate about creating natural products ever since my youth days in Trinidad. I want women to know that it's okay to change skin types throughout their lifetime. Skin type changes throughout the year and we desire products that can support us in every season. Even when when we change our lifestyle and gracefully age. So it's a pleasure to provide skin care products, with information about how to take care of the skin, naturally. Thank you for considering me. Have an awesome day everyone! Best Ginger-vee Carter
Robert Bowden says:
November 28, 2015, 2:29 pm
Vivere Chocolates is a artisan chocolate company that specializes in handcrafted fine chocolates for gifts, special events or just for yourself. Located in New Jersey we ship Nationwide and globally. "Celebrate Life with Chocolate"
Michelle Davis Petelinz says:
November 28, 2015, 2:40 pm
Inspired by world cultures, mixed media artist Michelle Davis Petelinz creates art-to-wear and wall art using glass, bamboo, recycled wood, clay, inks, paper and paint. Visit her Square Market Store to experience the spirit, colors, and textures which infuse each piece. We hope you'll find something which resonates with you and brings you joy, such as her newest series: the Chombo Vessels. https://squareup.com/market/kindred-spirit-studios/chombo-vessel
Alison Jackson says:
November 28, 2015, 2:43 pm
AYJ Consulting is a professional consultancy firm specializing in senior level Presentation Development & Administrative Services. Our core areas of expertise are presentations, event support, administrative support, and internet research. We primarily provide support to professional Coaches, Speakers, & Trainers and assist you in creating impressive presentations, managing your events, webinars, and workshops. AYJ Consulting will work out the details to help your business succeed!
Dee Burries says:
November 28, 2015, 2:47 pm
Men's grooming products. Whether you are bald or bearded.
Najeema says:
November 28, 2015, 2:49 pm
Would love for you to check me out at www.curlitude.com. Handcrafted Jewelry, Accessories, and T-Shirts, use coupon code CURLITUDE20 for 20% off
Chasity Moore says:
November 28, 2015, 3:11 pm
Birth doula, natural body products, herbalist, jewelry artisan
TanyaGJewelry says:
November 28, 2015, 3:13 pm
Shop Tanya G Jewelry for small business Saturday and the whole holiday season. Our Etsy site is TanyaGJewelry.etsy.com
Kimberly Skinner says:
November 28, 2015, 3:14 pm
The Devil is a Lye is an affinity apparel line for Natural women. We are currently offering a special holiday bundle of 5 tees for 50% off + Free shipping. Please visit us at www.thedevilisalye.com today!
Nicole Bridgewater says:
November 28, 2015, 3:19 pm
My name is Nicole and I have a shop named Love Natural. Love, Natural celebrates being Natural, Beautiful and Free! Come shop with us now until Dec. 1st and receive free shipping when you purchase 2 items! http://shop.spreadshirt.com/lovenatural/
Lande Sanusi says:
November 28, 2015, 3:29 pm
The Kids section is incredibly light! Please add: QUEENSOFAFRICADOLLS.COM for Black Dolls (Owned by Nigerian Rntreprenuer Taofick Okoya) and SliceByCAKE.com for Afr-inspired clothing for kids (support@SliceByCAKE.com )
Itiel McVay says:
November 28, 2015, 3:34 pm
Sorry for your loss. Safe travels returning home. I noticed traffic coming from this link, so decided to investigate. We appreciate you greatly for adding Smell Good Spa to your list. Big Love
Sandra Mapp says:
November 28, 2015, 3:43 pm
Our condolences on the loss of your family member. Loss is difficult at any time of the year but it hits especially hard during the holiday season when your expectations are that you will be celebrating the joys of the year and the birth of our savior, not the loss of someone you hold dear. Lists like these are unfortunately very needed in the community. Thanks for creating it. My sister Jennifer and I are the owners of JenSan Home and Body and we make organic skin care and candles. Our online store is at http://jensanhomeandbody.com. This weekend through Cyber Monday, shoppers can enter coupon code BlackCyber20 and save 20% storewide.
T. Nichole Phillips says:
November 28, 2015, 4:05 pm
Sincere condolences on your loss. Thank you so much for including HBCU Pride & Joy Children's Boutique on your list! We are honored and humbled to be included. We appreciate your support!
June Smith says:
November 28, 2015, 4:20 pm
Hello, I am June Smith. Founder of TAJJ Cosmetics. We specializes in cosmetics products, developed specifically for women of color. I am also the creator of The Incredible Corn Concealer. Used to conceal discoloration on the toes caused by corns.
Angel says:
November 28, 2015, 4:31 pm
Thanks for sharing this post!
Angel says:
November 28, 2015, 4:34 pm
Hi, I'm Angel, my company has the largest #GameTrucks and #LaserTag trucks in the Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs area. Visit our website, www.GweEntertainment.com
Tanesha t says:
November 28, 2015, 4:40 pm
I make high end organic soaps, body butters, etc and would love make the list for next year.
Brian Williams says:
November 28, 2015, 4:51 pm
PurchaseBlack.com is a curated shopping marketplace offering products from exceptional black owned businesses. I find excellent Black businesses and sell their products to customers in one spot. I have a mobile application for android and iphone, and I add new stores each month. I have some of the stores listed here, and will have more and more soon!
Thato says:
November 28, 2015, 4:53 pm
Please include Tuli Art. I do black ballerina artwork for room decor. I have tote bags as well.
Thato says:
November 28, 2015, 4:54 pm
Www.tuliart.com Check variety of gifts you can get. Thanks
GHandon says:
November 28, 2015, 5:01 pm
Liquidated, quality pre-owned, nearly new, and new small consumer electronics. Prices at or below wholesale. Catering to individuals looking for small lots to begin their online eBay or Amazon businesses (or just good deals for individual purchasers). Lot sizes are small or single item, so check back often. There's always a promo code available for additional savings. Thank you for asking for additional businesses.
GHandon says:
November 28, 2015, 5:11 pm
Small Buyer Central - smallbuyercentral.com Liquidated, quality pre-owned, nearly new, and new small consumer electronics. Prices at or below wholesale. Catering to individuals looking for small lots to begin their online eBay or Amazon businesses (or just good deals for individual purchasers). Lot sizes are small or single item, so check back often. There's always a promo code available for additional savings. Thank you for asking for additional businesses.
Abigail Wickham says:
November 28, 2015, 5:27 pm
Hopefully I make the list next year natural hair and body care products.
Joleika Powell says:
November 28, 2015, 5:31 pm
About The Black Art Depot The Black Art Depot was founded in 2004 in Atlanta, GA by Kani Saburi Ayubu.  Our goal is to be the number one supplier of African-American art, gifts, collectibles and African decor in the world. We believe that our products can be used as a tool to turn houses into homes, to motivate and inspire lost souls, and to bring happiness into the hearts of others. When you shop with The Black Art Depot, you are purchasing from a company that not only sells art, gifts and collectibles but also values and appreciates all that they represent and understands the many ways these items can be used to improve the life of our customers. As a proud 100% minority owned and operated business, we believe in giving back to the community and our company and staff financially support and are active in a variety of community focused organizations and initiatives. Please feel confident that when you shop with The Black Art Depot, you are purchasing from a high integrity organization, that views our customers as extended family, believes in exceeding the expectation of our customers and strives to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of service at all times. We are active members of the Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau of Atlanta, GA. Let us help you "Turn Your House into a Home Today"! The Black Art Depot "Turning Houses Into Homes Since 2004"
Dara Marsh says:
November 28, 2015, 5:37 pm
Black Man, Black Woman, Black Child is a collection of poetry focusing on the fostering a dialogue within the community and with those outside of it! It's available on Createspace, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. It's also available in Kindle format.
Kenyatta Banks says:
November 28, 2015, 5:58 pm
I am Kenyatta Banks. I am the CEO of my own health & fitness business. I help people change their lives from the inside out through health & Fitness. I am currently in post production of my 30 day workout program called The Arsenal (coming early 2016). I am on The Arsenal Effect Tour here in Arizona (just got back from changing lives in Hawaii). I also run online fitness challenges for those who cannot attend my events. (Looking to book more events in other cities & states). I really want to help spread the importance of health & fitness to our kings & queens. Thanks for your time & this phenomenal list. I am also looking for black owned fitness appereal as well. Love to support US. Let's connect & exchange services. Fb: Kenyattabanksfitness IG: Kenyattabanksfitness
LaShawnda Jones says:
November 28, 2015, 6:00 pm
Thank you so much for making this list! I appreciate it, not only as a small business owner but also as a shopper. I would love to be added. My company is Spirit Harvest (www.Spirit-Harvest.com). I have two books about spiritual growth available on my blog under the "Books" tab (the books can be purchased on Amazon and BN.com). I will also have inspirational photo prints available this weekend under the same tab. My condolences for your lost and sincere appreciation for your efforts to keep us connected and aware within the community.
Samantha Benton says:
November 28, 2015, 6:00 pm
Hello, My name is Samantha Benton and I am the owner and designer behind KahYoot™ fashion accessories. All items are handmade by myself. We specialize in afro-inspired jewelry and accessories for all ages. I would love for you to check out www.kahyoot.com this holiday season! Coupon code: THANKFUL2015 can be used to receive 20% Off all orders. Peace and Blessings
Joede says:
November 28, 2015, 6:06 pm
Sorry for your loss. I appreciate you putting this list together. Black Pearl Creations is a bohemian crocheted clothing and accessories line. Black Pearl is unique in that we do not take other artists' patterns. We actually design and then hand crochet all of our exclusive designs. You can find out more at www.facebook.com/BlackPearlCreations Thank you!
Patricia Miller says:
November 28, 2015, 6:12 pm
Hi, I follow your page and enjoy your info. I would love to be included next time. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I make jewelry and currently have an etsy shop. (Will be adding other handmade accessories soon) www.reactiondja.etsy.com Thank you.
Aria M. Mason says:
November 28, 2015, 6:13 pm
Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria! Handmade stained glass ornaments, candle holders, unique second line umbrellas and wedding accessories, all with a unique twist on New Orleans traditional elegance, all made to order like any great couturier! I started my business after being diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disease and over the last few years have shipped coast to coast and offered affordable gifts for those who want a personal touch. You can order a haute couture design from me via my Etsy boutique; I can be found on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as well!
Margaret Salmond says:
November 28, 2015, 6:31 pm
Destination Honeymoon is a travel agency that specializes in romance travel (destination weddings, honeymoons & couples getaways) Our blog is http://blog.destination-honeymoon.com and click on "Black Friday 2015" for some promos from my travel partners
Arminda Colon says:
November 28, 2015, 6:34 pm
I feel so honored to have made your list along with many other amazing people I know :) Thank you so much for the support and appreciation! At MyCoCreations we do everything we can to bring make your vision a reality.
Meredith Hurston says:
November 28, 2015, 6:41 pm
Thanks for this list, Patrice. I'll add my online boutique to the mix for skin care. We offer handmade soaps and whipped body butter. We have some cute little gift sets especially for the holiday season. http://www.mauritasessentials.com
InspiredBeauty says:
November 28, 2015, 7:09 pm
Patrice - thank you for compiling this list under the circumstances. Our condolences to you and your family and I hope you have a wonderful remaining holiday season.
Christine says:
November 28, 2015, 7:21 pm
Rapid Realty Flatbush Inc is a full service real estate firm offering broker representation for all your commercial rentals, commercial sales, residential rentals, residential sales and staging needs. Feel free to email or call me for more information or for assistance with your real estate needs at 917-601-6106, iam@christinecoley.com Christine M. Coley Licensed Real Estate Broker
Latasha Willis says:
November 28, 2015, 7:22 pm
I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family, and I thank you for allowing others to share their business information. My business, The Spinster's Shoppe, LLC, is an online retailer. Products include electronics, jewelry, home and garden decor, accessories, kitchen appliances and more. Visit http://spinstershoppe.co.
Marjorie says:
November 28, 2015, 7:59 pm
We are an online boutique that specializes in knitting and crochet items.
Kimberly A. Houston says:
November 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
We are a health and wellness company specializing in Alkalized water filtration systems. Please stop by the website www.purehealthprosperity.com and learn how changing your water can truly change your life. Our filtration devices are designed from 40 year old Japanese technology for cleansing your internal and external environments; detoxifying and alkalizing your blood and organs, as well as cleansing your home without the use of harsh chemicals. We look forward to giving you more information about how changing your water will change your life.
Kimberly A. Houston says:
November 28, 2015, 8:02 pm
We are a health and wellness company specializing in Alkalized water filtration systems. Please stop by the website www.purehealthprosperity.com and learn how changing your water can truly change your life. Our filtration devices are designed from 40 year old Japanese technology for cleansing your internal and external environments; detoxifying and alkalizing your blood and organs, as well as cleansing your home without the use of harsh chemicals. We look forward to giving you more information about how changing your water will change your life.
Donna Marie Naturals says:
November 28, 2015, 9:16 pm
Donna Marie Naturals-ecochic hair and skin care www.shopdonnamarie.com | Since 2008
Get Snatched Bling says:
November 28, 2015, 9:51 pm
Get Snatched Bling is offering 20% off all items for Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Use code "TWENTYOFF". Valid through 11/30/15. www.etsy.com/shop/GetsnatchedBling
Zakiyaah Khan Bey says:
November 28, 2015, 10:16 pm
My name is Zakiyaah I create handmade cultural garments. Patchwork Upcycled skirts, coats, crowns etc. Also I make patchwork quilts. Gratitude. Moor info 773_ 715_9277 COVERD by Zakiyaah.
Jarmelia says:
November 28, 2015, 10:18 pm
I make and sell handmade soaps, butters and perfumes. My website is www.LiaNaturals com THANK YOU
Thorough Lawn and Carpet LLC says:
November 28, 2015, 10:22 pm
Professional landscape and carpet cleaning service..
Deana Payton says:
November 28, 2015, 10:53 pm
Thank you for compiling this list! I hope you consider to include Deana's Jewelry and Things the next time around. We sell handmade jewelry, crochet accessories hats scarves and ponchos. www.deanasjewelry.etsy.com
NIkki Makes Scents says:
November 28, 2015, 11:18 pm
Thank you for your support. Candles category - Nikki Makes Scents Your one stop scent shopping site. Handcrafted Candles with over 700 scents.
Safiya Buckle says:
November 28, 2015, 11:26 pm
Awesome thanks so much
David Wilson says:
November 29, 2015, 12:28 am
ItSynergi is a full service technology consulting firm for small to medium sized businesses.
Makeeda says:
November 29, 2015, 1:51 am
Specializing in handmade custom crocheted hats, headwraps, jewelry and accessories. Www.makeedayoharicrochet.etsy.com Thank you!
Tasha says:
November 29, 2015, 3:35 am
Fashion category: We are an e-boutique offering styles for the modern lady who works hard yet still enjoys a night on the town. You can find pieces that can be worn to work with then switched, mixed and matched for a night out.
Kanesha Hall says:
November 29, 2015, 3:44 am
Home of $5 jewelry and hair accessories!
Kawaii Adornments says:
November 29, 2015, 5:09 am
Thank you so much for listing my business. Much appreciated. Happy Holidays
Walter says:
November 29, 2015, 5:38 am
Color Grind is a monthly subscription box for the black family. We send out 4 - 6 full size products each month all made or owned by a person of color. Our November box featured Bee Sweet lemonade, Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the world and me, Artwork from Cbabi Bayoc, and jewelry from Kuvaah. Get your box for $25 BUYBLACK25
Monica says:
November 29, 2015, 6:58 am
Wonderful hand made fashion from a beautiful person.
Monica says:
November 29, 2015, 7:00 am
theoriginaldavid.com
Cynthia Coleman says:
November 29, 2015, 7:30 am
Great article! My company, Authenticality Company is an all natural hair & skin care product brand. Our focus is providing quality products that are handcrafted using ONLY all natural and organic ingredients. We also focus greatly on building confidence, natural hair awareness, and total personal wellness. For more info, visit our website at www.authenticalitycompany.com.
Gomis Goods says:
November 29, 2015, 7:38 am
Gomis Goods has affordable sterling silver,gemstone, and gold jewelry from around the world. Prices start at $9, with FREE SHIPPING. Use code THANKYOU1 to get 20% off http://gomis.etsy.com
Victoria says:
November 29, 2015, 7:39 am
Hi I am a freelance artist. I create origianl art and merchandise. This range from art prints, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and zipper pouches. http://vickibewicked.storenvy.com/
Stacey D. says:
November 29, 2015, 7:40 am
www.sweetiescloset.com Quality products at Discount prices. We are a general merchandise store, where you can get your daily essentials, gifts, fashion accessories and much more! Proceeds from our site go towards a scholarship fund for students pursing entrepreneurial studies.
Kani Ayubu says:
November 29, 2015, 7:42 am
The Black Art Depot is a 100% Black Owned and Operated Business based in Durham, NC that specializes in African American art, gifts, collectibles and African Decor. Let us help you "Turn Your House into a Home Today".
Daisy Gates says:
November 29, 2015, 7:49 am
Alpha waves production is a multi media service company based in south florida servicing Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Focusing on the artistry of you, whether you're a musician, singer, poet, songwriter or just an ordinary person looking for an awesome production company to assist you in any of your projects or events. Photography/Videography/Sound and Lighting/Music Lessons. Check out our website! www.alphawavesproduction.com
Kristi Booker says:
November 29, 2015, 7:53 am
Please include CARA B Naturally! The first and only Certified Natural line if skin and hair care products made especially for ethnically diverse babies and children! Mycarab.com. Thank you for the support!
Kristi Booker says:
November 29, 2015, 7:56 am
OMG you already included us and I didn't see it!!! Thank you so much for your continued support of our brand!
Detola &Geek says:
November 29, 2015, 8:19 am
Thanks for the mention, really appreciate being listed Detola & Geek sell colourful African inspired handmade lampshades, home décor & gifts. My designs are typically bold, geometric, retro & sometimes geeky too! I do work on custom orders using my fabrics or ones supplied by you to match your interiors. Hop on over to my Instagram page to unlock the code for my 20% off discount sale Ends tomorrow, Monday 20th November 2015! Instagram: http://instagram.com/detolaandgeek
Karla says:
November 29, 2015, 8:39 am
So sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to share. Hello. I'm Karla from Karla's Mixed Media Studio (kmmsart) and I paint whimsical characters with an emphasis on women of color. I also teach art classes to adults both online and in person designed to help you connect to your creativity. I'm based in the DC Metro Area.
Paul Adkins says:
November 29, 2015, 8:53 am
Please add Fitness Motivators, LLC (FM). under Professional Services FM is a black family owned gym based in Brightseat, MD owned by Paul Adkins. This fitness facility provides a clean, attractive space with unique equipment and personable and knowlegable staff. FM products and sevices include one on one and group lead physical training, positive and educational community activities, health products, and apparel. FM specializes in assisting clients with weight loss and muscle gain; resulting in decreased risks of diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses plaguing the black community. http://www.fitnessmotivatorsinc.com/ "If you don't have the will, then you're in the way!"
Kristile McDonald says:
November 29, 2015, 9:00 am
Great list! Kris Mac Photography http://krismacphoto.com Photography for events, portraits, reunions, weddings, and eveything else. LittleTechGirl Media Social media training, blog training, tech training & support for small businesses Web design and consulting
Audra Robinson says:
November 29, 2015, 9:09 am
For Kids! A brand for black girls and her peers. https://squareup.com/market/the-rocky-robinson-store
Hattaché says:
November 29, 2015, 9:40 am
So sorry for your loss Afrobella - Please kindly include www.hattache.com under either Haircare, Skincare or if you have a segment for Beauty Boutiques/Beauty Supply. We are an online retailer of hair and beauty products. A one stop store for handmade beauty products made from natural/organic ingredients in small batches - Eco Friendly brands. Thanks for compiling this listing.
Allison Rucks says:
November 29, 2015, 10:01 am
My name is Allison Rucks owner of Allie's Natural Hair Community. I create hair and body products using Ayurvedic Powders, certified organic and botanical ingredients made for ALL HAIR types and textures. My products are free of sulfates,silicones, parabens, mineral and petroleum oils and formaldehyde. Kid and family friendly
Char Stanley says:
November 29, 2015, 10:02 am
RAW (Recognize A Woman) Handbags are handmade handbags designed for women to; Wear fearlessly, Spread womanhood and Inspire other women to be phenomenal. The concept of RAW is to empower and encourage female unity, empowerment and perseverance through fashion. Each and every handbag is named after a powerful, iconic woman in the world. Char wants consumers to feel a connection with their RAWH from the inspiration and accomplishments of the woman they are named after.
Garden of Natural Beauty says:
November 29, 2015, 10:24 am
Garden of Natural Beauty is a retail boutique, located in South Florida, for individuals who embrace their naturally kinky-coily, curly, and wavy hair. We provide an alternative to traditional hair and beauty stores for numerous consumers seeking natural and organic hair and beauty products. Not only do we cater to health conscious consumers, we also offer high quality products in one convenient location.
Bridget Jackson says:
November 29, 2015, 10:47 am
Technology companies are growing and every business needs a company website that can enhance their current business and satisfy customers. Varsity 23 Web Design will start blogging soon to provide Useful information. Www.Varsity23.Com
Jaydee's Nail Spa says:
November 29, 2015, 11:55 am
My deepest condolences, I am glad you put this together, taking hold of each other is the best and most powerful thing we can do. I do Nails & Hair. God Bless!
Crystal Janelle Video Productions says:
November 29, 2015, 3:16 pm
Videography by Crystal Janelle Productions. check us out on our website www.crystaljanelle.tv or on Facebook @ Crystal Janelle-TV
Brie says:
November 29, 2015, 3:51 pm
First, I'd like to send my condolences to you. I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to compile this list. It's inspiring when we see so many of our people thriving. My business is Breezy Tee. We make jersey t-shirt hair towels, satin lined beanies and more. Our products are made with the health of hair in mind. You can find us at www.breezytee.com I'm wishing all my fellow black business owners a prosperous holiday season!
sherita coker says:
November 29, 2015, 4:19 pm
This is a wonderful list! Well on it's way to being a very useful directory, once categorized by location and specific service. A tedious job, but I'd be happy to help. Please include my products and service in your list: RiseInPeace.org - a free listening service for those feeling left behind (grief coaching), and ThinkSpeakSpanish.com - by far the best Spanish language workbooks for every age reader, Afrocentric editions coming soon! I saw condolences in some of the comments. May your loved ones fly on the wings of a butterfly to Rise In Peace! I encourage you and yours to know that after the sorrow, you too will Rise In Peace again with Good Cheer!
Dedry Jones says:
November 29, 2015, 6:17 pm
Award winning Indie Music Retailer. Your place for CD's, DVD's, some vinyl and for the occasional event - "The Experience" which has featured Will Downing, Maxwell, EWF, Common, Kirk Franklin, George Duke, Natalie Cole, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway and many more.
Hmm mmm says:
November 29, 2015, 6:56 pm
Pretty sure BlackUp cosmetics is not black owned. It was founded by a black person but no longer black owned. I found this info in various articles online.
Razz Dazz Girls says:
November 29, 2015, 7:57 pm
Razz Dazz Girls is Atlanta's best all in one girl's salon and party center. We provide professional salon services, lifestyle classes and workshops, and we are the perfect place to celebrate a special event, especially a birthday.
Kim Garrett says:
November 29, 2015, 8:03 pm
Online boutique specializing in women's fashions in clothing, footwear and accessories.
Brandi Auset says:
November 29, 2015, 8:31 pm
RED ~ a wholistic company by Priestess Brandi Auset. Goddess Spirituality Books and Workshops, Yoni Eggs, Crystals and Gemstones, Aromatherapy Mists and Sprays, and more! http://brandiauset.com/shop Thank you for this list, and condolences for your loss.
Michelle W says:
November 29, 2015, 8:50 pm
I started making gifts for my friends dogs about 6 years ago I finally just this year got my business liscense and started selling them at shows and added cat toys. All handmade and seen by me between my full time job. They're called Squeak Wells and I'm at Etsy.com/shop/SqueakWells (SqueakWells.com coming soon!)
Crystal Swain-Bates says:
November 29, 2015, 9:03 pm
Fabulous list! Please add Goldest Karat Publishing (www.goldestkarat.com), best known for its bestselling black children's books including "Big Hair, Don't Care" and the natural hair inspired coloring book for black girls and women "Color My Fro" to your list of black-owned publishing companies. In addition, BrownGirlsClub.com is a black-owned store featuring unique products for black children. Finally, under Authors, please add yours truly, Crystal Swain-Bates (www.crystalswainbates.com), I'm a black female author, publishing consultant, and owner of Goldest Karat Publishing with books in Hallmark stores and black bookstores nationwide. #buyblack
Helena Jarrett says:
November 30, 2015, 12:08 am
Empress Enchanted Closet, LLC is an adult novelty online store. Clients are able to discreetly order products from the comfort of their home or wherever they choose. All products are drop shipped discreetly to your location. We also are able to create custom gift baskets to fit your budget. www.empressenchantedcloset.com
Tonya Amos says:
November 30, 2015, 2:43 am
Sending you love! Thank you for all you are doing for the community. Annual wellness retreat outside of Puerto Vallarta- organic food, Pilates classes (no experience necc), cooking and Spanish class. Absolute bliss and a great way to jump start your health.
Nyha Graphics & Cards says:
November 30, 2015, 5:19 am
Nyha Cards an independent and greeting card publisher specialising in multicultural & biracial cards and bespoke art to reflect a culturally diverse world. Illustrated and designed by Naomi C Robinson founder of www.nyhagraphics.co.uk illustrator, branding, marketing and book cover designer.
Dorcas says:
November 30, 2015, 8:19 am
This is an amazing thing you're doing, thank you for this list. I'd like to add my etsy store to this, dorcascreates.etsy.com. I sell original art prints and illustrations, and a small collection of handmade jewellery too.
Grass Fields Fashion says:
November 30, 2015, 9:08 am
Here at Grass Fields we sell beautiful, hand-made, African-inspired fashion. We are led by our ethical values and our focus remains on supporting the growth of our suppliers and workers in Africa. We love our customers and they love our clothes and can feel proud in the knowledge that they are buying ethically produced products which give back to Africa. Come and check us out at www.grass-fields.com and let us know your thoughts. If any other brands would like to talk about cross promotion and sponsorship opportunities then please contact nadim 'at' grass-fields.com
Kee says:
November 30, 2015, 12:38 pm
I have already shopped from quite a few of these businesses today....although I should be, I'm not done shopping yet =) I am also reading the comments and checking other businesses out as well. I am beyond inspired! Thank you for this list and I hope to see it continue to grow each year!
Terrell Davis says:
November 30, 2015, 1:20 pm
Progressive Fitness is a Black owned health and fitness personal training studio located in Antioch CA. We specialize in weight loss and overall health and fitness training. We also offer small group exercise training as well as Spin and Boot Camp classes as well as Yoga. Check us out at: www.myprogressivefitness.com
MsK says:
November 30, 2015, 1:35 pm
Thanks so much for adding the African City Bags to your list! :-)
Fentriss says:
November 30, 2015, 1:39 pm
First and foremost, thank you for walking your path, in this light. It is shinging brightly! Second, thanks for reaching out to us on Twitter, even while you were grieving. Last but not least, you need to go ahead and prepare to include us in next years 2016 List, LOL! We love you! P.S. BTW, Lumeria Body Care is an Atlanta based, web based, natural, small batch skincare line specializing in artisan soaps, hand poured lotion bars, whipped body butters, whipped body scrubs, hand mixed bath soaks, and hand poured deodorant, not to mention skin balms for eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin sufferers. For CyberMonday ONLY use PROMO CODE: GIFTIT40 for 40% OFF all gift sets on our site AND use PROMO CODE: CYBER30 for 30% SITE WIDE saving on the entire Lumeria Line...ENJOY!
Tiffany Onyemaobi says:
November 30, 2015, 2:16 pm
Thank you so much!!! This is so needed this year!! SHOP BLACK!
Tiffany says:
November 30, 2015, 3:04 pm
Specializing in custom and pre-designed wedding invitations and other stationery goods.
Dave henningham says:
November 30, 2015, 3:53 pm
Greetings, I own the brand Clarence Henningham. I provide quality men's accessories for the Professionally Paired man.
Karice says:
November 30, 2015, 8:58 pm
Hi, I am not sure if I have said this, but thank you so much for including Love Kari Dae Clothing in this post. The love is much appreciated :)
Chandra Greer says:
November 30, 2015, 10:57 pm
As one of the few, if not the only, African-American-owned stationery store in the city, maybe even the country, we can appreciate your support of businesses owned by people of color.
Teneasha Pierson says:
December 1, 2015, 11:30 am
Shea Yeleen International is a unique social enterprise that includes a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a commercial entity that sells high-quality, unrefined shea butter products. Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development in rural sub-Saharan Africa, empower and train women-owned shea butter cooperatives, and educate consumers in the U.S. about natural beauty care products and fair trade. Our product line includes all natural shea butter balms, creams, lip balms and soaps.
Ebony Green says:
December 1, 2015, 12:53 pm
I also discovered this cool natural hair brands directory listing all hair brands in alphabetical order that cater to natural hair: http://naturalhairbrands.wix.com/directory
Micheal Green says:
December 1, 2015, 3:34 pm
Our focus is on excellent computer repair which includes Virus Clean, Hardware and Software Technical Support!
Brenda Rose says:
December 2, 2015, 10:07 am
Sorry for your loss. For info, I am a shoe maker since you called out that profession. As such, I can say matter of factly that the supplier network needed to produce footwear in large quantities is seriously absent in the Afram community. Shoemaking is labor intensive, starting with ranchers and tanners to produce leather, or cotton growers to produce fabrics. The design process also requires tools and machines that black folks in the US simply don't make. I have been filling the void by hand crafting my own tools. If you're looking for black makers, check out www.millecinq.com.
Emilia Obiekea says:
December 2, 2015, 11:16 am
Hi I am the owner of Adore Botanicals, LLC. We are a small black owned organic hair and skin care business. We create head to toe beauty products for everyone. Check out my website and enjoy! Thank you. www.AdoreBotanicals.com
Dawn Shaffer says:
December 2, 2015, 11:49 am
Season's Greeting, My name is Dawn Shaffer co-founder of Natural Splendor Curl Conditioning Cream ( CCC ). Our CCC is a natural product that offers a streamlined approach to caring for your curly hair . Our premium multi-functional CCC is a "leave-in conditioner", "curl definer" ,"styler" and "moisturizing hair dress" all in one jar .
Andrea says:
December 2, 2015, 4:56 pm
Sesi, which means "sister" in the Sotho language of South African, is a quarterly, PRINT magazine for Black teen girls. It initially launched in December of 2009, and has since featured celebs, such as Keke Palmer, Sydney Park, Trevor Jackson, Yara Shahidi, Bryshere Gray, and Jacob Latimore, just to name a few, on its covers. A one-year subscription (4 issues) is only $10 and you can order at sesimag.com/subscribe or get a gift subscription at sesimag.com/gifting.
Bahiyyah says:
December 2, 2015, 5:58 pm
Thank you for sharing this extensive list. We do custom rhinestone glasses at www.customcups.net and we also do hand made wooden initial earrings at www.woodeninitialearrings.com. Keep the information coming!
LESTIA REESE says:
December 3, 2015, 9:01 am
List your black owned business FREE @www.1BBLink.com. Visit our FB/Twitter and Instagram @1BBLink and check out our December giveaway to find out how you will win a chance get one of our 4 Packages FREE.
Jocelyn says:
December 3, 2015, 10:28 am
This is such a great list! I have been in business for 16+ years and I can count on one hand the number of black clients I've had. That has got to change aBLANK Studio is a online web & graphic design house. We have a strong background in startup business. Http://www.ablank-studio.com
Cheryl says:
December 3, 2015, 12:36 pm
Great list! Would be VERY helpful if this were a full directory - address/website and 40-word blurb about what each business offers! Thank you for compiling this list. Cheryl
Denise says:
December 5, 2015, 10:49 am
If you are looking for guidance to help your child navigate high school and the college application season, we offer supports to students and families in the DMV. You don't have to do this alone, we demystify the process of college prep, or vocational training and the world of work, and help you develop a plan to reach for your best life. First Generation college applicants are welcomed and encouraged to contact. Ready to reach for your brass ring? www.brassringcompany.com
Bahati says:
December 7, 2015, 1:50 pm
Greetings!!! First, my deepest condolescences on your loss - thank you for posting in such a difficult time. The work you are doing with this list is so, so important - THANK YOU!!!! My small business focuses on creating mathematical & hip-hop posters, we also conduct workshops. One of our most loved posters is our data flow chart describing the process of success using the musical catalog of the Notorious B.I.G. Anyone looking for a gift for a math lover/hip-hop lover should definitely check us out. Our next S.T.A.T.S. program begins in January 16, 2016 in the greater Hartford, CT area for boys in grades 3rd-6th grade. Check us out at www.shop.symmetrystats.com. Thank you again, Peace & Blessings!
Karen Coleman says:
December 8, 2015, 11:00 pm
Cork N Creations, Inc. is a venue for social and teambuilding events that provide hands on art entertainment and fun by teaching instructional painting, cooking and interactive audience events.
Yvonnes-soaps says:
December 9, 2015, 5:24 am
I am a natural and organic soap company made with all natural products. I also raw organic shea butter in many scents. I also have black soap that is great for all skin issues.
Tasha Hussey says:
December 9, 2015, 7:45 pm
Thanks so much for including me in the list and sharing so many great other companies! So much for me to check out.
Jivaly Locs says:
December 11, 2015, 5:26 am
Is it too late for us to make the list? Jivaly Locs is your one stop shop for everything locs. Visit us at www.jivalylocs.com
Darice Rene says:
December 15, 2015, 5:47 am
Author here. I wrote Picking the Right Natural Hair Products for Your Curly, Kinky Hair which is available on Amazon.
Makeba Griffin says:
December 15, 2015, 11:49 am
This is awesome! Thank you for this list. Please next year can you include my brand and services. I'm a graphic designer that helps with branding for your company. I also have a t-shirt print shop in my home. Looking for some awesome natural hair inspired tees, check out www.kinkydisplaydesigns.com Thank AfroBella for creating this list!!
Nia Locke says:
December 18, 2015, 8:01 pm
I presume they are Black owned and did order new jeans from PZI Jeans.
Moodles says:
December 22, 2015, 9:07 am
Thank you for putting this together. What an incredible resource! 'Tis the season for consumer activism :)
Susan says:
December 22, 2015, 1:26 pm
We are a Black female owned business based in Atlanta Ga We make organic and vegan friendly hair products. Visit us at www.Frobutter.com
Kin Folkz says:
December 25, 2015, 4:27 am
And... Spectrum Queer Media • 501(c)3! A black owned media advocacy nonprofit that supports LGBTQIA Activism through the Arts. Your tax deductible donations support our restorative social justice programs which include our youth Digital Storytelling project, a virtual and real/time open mic, community film screenings and workshops. www.SpectrumQueerMedia.com
Orpheus Crutchfield says:
December 28, 2015, 8:36 am
Strategenius- placement agency for teaching and leadership positions! Find (or continue) your passion! Salaries range from teaching- $45,000-$110,000; Administration - (Admission, Deans, Finance, Diversity, etc) - $70,000-$210,000!!! If you are experienced- we will place you in well supported positions, if you have no experience we will place you in a co-teaching position so you learn from a mentor.
Gina B. says:
December 28, 2015, 4:20 pm
Hey Bella! So bummed that my company, Naturals by Gina B., missed being on this list! Next time!
Angel Sims says:
December 29, 2015, 11:52 am
I am currently in Fort Lauderdale. In 3 years, I am the closest I've come to getting a relaxer. Please recommend a place here that I can go get a style. Affordable, if possible. I would really appreciate it.
kim says:
December 30, 2015, 9:00 pm
I Think Paparazzi Accessories got confused with POParazzi Earrings (which is black owned)
Yvette Jenkins says:
January 3, 2016, 9:44 pm
Think about checking out: Us TOO Detroit on Facebook. They have put together a really good list of Detroit Black owned businesses.
The Art of Chanel Christoff Davis says:
January 11, 2016, 11:49 am
Thanks a million for including The Art of Chanel Christoff Davis in your round-up. Artisans truly appreciate the support from our community. It gives us the lift we need to continue to create. My Updated SHOP link is: www.ChristoffDavis.com Many Blessings in 2016!
Locs Life says:
January 16, 2016, 12:10 pm
Woah, what an expansive list. Thanks for compiling! Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse (black owned) has been trending the news lately as well. Another one to be added to the list for next year! Locs Life locslife.com
Afro hair solutions says:
January 20, 2016, 1:45 pm
Hi, thanks for this list. Please add me to your list. I have my own business making products for afro hair - www.afrohairsolutions.co.uk!
Afro hair solutions says:
January 20, 2016, 1:46 pm
Hi, thanks for the list. Please add me to your list. I have my own business making products for afro hair - please check out the site at www.afrohairsolutions.co.uk!
Dr. Baruch says:
January 22, 2016, 1:35 am
Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant 9185 Central Avenue Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Bring To The Table   At Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge we fuse ethnic soul food with a 100% vegan menu. Come by and experience all we have to offer! From our delicious cooked entrees to our raw offerings, we are proud to bring a wide range of vegan foods and unique flavors to you. Try the best vegan soul food around with our ribs, bbq tofu, off-the-charts mac and cheese, collards, and more. We offer entrees, sides, desserts, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, soy-free soft serve ice cream, lattes, and more. Affordable and convenient, stop by for a hearty weekend brunch complete with spiced tofu scramble, vegan sausage, fresh orange steamed broccoli, organic corn grits, orange juice, and mouth-watering pancakes made with unbleached, whole wheat flour and soy milk, served with 100% maple syrup. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable and helpful! Ask for a sample or order something to go. Our vegan establishment is open to everyone! Whether you're a lifetime vegan or just curious, stop by and experience the taste of health with a soulful twist today.
Rochelle Riggins says:
January 25, 2016, 12:56 am
YourExpressionsInc.com --- We design Personalized & Monogrammed Faux Fur Area Rugs according to your specifications --- Perfect for every room & every decor --- Check out our website www.YourExpressionsInc.com
Courtney says:
January 26, 2016, 9:39 am
This is an amazing list! My business, koyVoca, is a handcrafted cosmetics company located in the heart of DC. Here's the website: www.koyVoca.com
Darletha Destine says:
January 27, 2016, 5:11 pm
Love this! Check out this amazing new heat protectant I found in Essence.com holiday gift guide. I literally won't straighten my hair without it. www.tressguard.com
Leniece Woods says:
February 9, 2016, 1:50 pm
My hair is natural and I use black owned Lisa Akbari, Trichologist Hair Products which can be purchased at www.lisakbari.com Her hair care system works!!! She has videos to teach you how to care for your hair on You Tube...just type in her name... LISA AKBARI.... I just want to see Natural beauties rock!!!
SHV says:
February 13, 2016, 7:41 am
I am still purchasing items from this list!! Again, thank you for including SHOO Nail Lacquer!
Marcus Labadila says:
February 17, 2016, 3:58 am
These are really cool list of products. These will help my wife business.
Elaine Russell says:
March 28, 2016, 5:27 pm
Souffle of Shea, LLC all natural hair and skin care products. Our products are whipped shea butter, soaps, black soap, liquid black soap, body scrubs, facial scrubs, scalp serum, and hair nourishing cream.
Krystle Joséa says:
April 7, 2016, 9:44 pm
Awesome list compiled here! It's going to take me a while to get through them all! My brand, Krystle Joséa, focuses on printed apparel inspired by beauty, hair, art and fashion. I have the "Natural Hair Collection" which is an ongoing series of designs inspired by natural hair.
Bianca A says:
April 8, 2016, 3:34 pm
Amazing list and very good post. I feel inspired after that. Thanks for sharing!
Veronica says:
May 13, 2016, 11:50 am
Thank you for putting this list together. I'm kind of a product junkie...well, my hair is. LOL I find I need to rotate my hair products every 6 months. My business is V's Healing Touch Massage, and I'm located in Columbia, MD. I'm a certified massage therapist specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Thai, and Chair Massage. I assist those who are experiencing discomfort due to stress, soft tissue injuries, diabetes, insomnia, etc. Massage therapy increases circulation and is a healthy way of coping with life's little curveballs. It's simple meditation, Good for the Mind, Body & Soul.
Sandra Jones says:
June 22, 2016, 4:50 pm
Hello my name is Sandra Jones i just started a company, Sherrese's Oil's .I started making Shea Butter cream with ess. oils for skin rash. eczema it went well. You see i am current on disibiltyn but i dont want to depend on the goverment. My passion is to own my own Natural Hair and Body Shop for African American. But my problem is i am using my disibilty check to take care of myself and my mom and trying to buy product to sell and its not working. So i need a grant to for buying equipment, Inventory, just to get my business off the ground, if you can help please let me know. Thank you. Have not set up Website yet.
Shanice Green says:
July 10, 2016, 11:39 am
Please check out our site! We specialize in chakra healing & therapy using natural stones, and color therapy. If you want to purchase natural crystals/stones, shop with us! At Sacred Soul Stones, we do everything with a sense of deep purpose. Each stone is carefully handled with clear intention, and the utmost love. We are fully committed to spreading knowledge about the healing powers of natural stones & crystals. We are a community of teachers, healers, yoga instructors, dancers, musicians, practitioners, doulas, and more. Our office is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Crystal Jones says:
July 10, 2016, 5:22 pm
Heal With Crystal - Intuitive Chiropractic Healing | Kemetic Reiki | Reflexology | Corporate Wellness Consulting | Self Care & Manifestation Workshops www.healwithcrystal.com
Krystine Green says:
July 11, 2016, 11:07 am
Elinorah.com is a online shop dedicated to being a platform for goods made and or curated by women. Our goal is to empower female entrepreneurs to put their businesses out there and to really own their futures. I also offer image consultation and personal shopping via my styling business Krystine Alaina Style (www.krystinealainastyle.com). I can work with any budget and provide a virtual closet based on any client's needs.
Yumicki Jacobs says:
July 11, 2016, 11:29 am
Hello, I believe that this is beautiful. We need to support each other so that we can grow and uplift our communities. My business is called Eliana's Hope and I provide Life & Wellness coaching, I am a RYT 200 hr yoga instructor, a Goddess Yoga Lifestyle instructor, a motivational speaker and a certified herbalist.My mission and hope is to encourage women to live their best life. We are all divinely purposed and I want to encourage, enlighten and inspire us to live within our authentic truth. My website is www.elianashope.com.
Tamika Maultsby says:
July 11, 2016, 11:48 am
Princess Day Spa & Boutique offers themed birthday parties and celebrations that encourage a positive self image. Www.princesspartymagic.com
Iana Patterson says:
July 11, 2016, 12:15 pm
All Things Possible Flowers, Occasions and More is a full service florist shop specializing in custom designs for every day gifting or special occasions. Flower wiring service is available to all areas in the United States. We also do weddings, offering affordable wedding flower packages as well as day-of event management.
MJ Simons says:
July 11, 2016, 12:15 pm
Please add Desired Beauty Supplies to the list. We are a black owned family operated Beauty Supply store located in Hampton Virginia. We sell everything including hair products, Beauty tools, accessories, hair and more.
Angela Huggins says:
July 11, 2016, 12:19 pm
Hello! I teach sewing and dollmaking from ages 4 to adult. I also create custom made dolls to order. Please visit my website sewjc.com Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram too. Go to my website and click the links.
Spiritual Mic says:
July 11, 2016, 12:23 pm
Spiritual Mic - is a black owned faith based apparel line. We are here to encourage and inspire people to wear their faith. Please add us to the list. www.spiritualmic.com IG: @SpiritualMic_
Dee Dee Jones says:
July 11, 2016, 12:38 pm
Black Realtors and Brokers providing Real Estate Services Buy, Sell DC, MD, VA GreatDCMetroHomes.com
Calvin McIntyre says:
July 11, 2016, 1:18 pm
Bodies & Beyond Gym and Fitness Center in Petersburg Va. We have a professional, clean and knowledgeable facility that includes certified personal trainers.
Mioshee Greer says:
July 11, 2016, 1:38 pm
We are small batch artisan soap makers! We make soap, bath salts, bath bombs, lip balm, body butters, all-natural deodorants and so much more! www.etsy.com/shop/dragonflylakescents
Brianna Lauren says:
July 11, 2016, 1:52 pm
Hello! My name is Brianna and I am a children's book author ! I wrote Breebe's Brand New Baby Brother. This book teaches children how to share and adapt to becoming an older sibling. Its available for purchase at www.briannalauren.com.
Queeny says:
July 11, 2016, 2:22 pm
Q's Cakes and Cupcakes www.qcakes.com We are a bakery located in Albuquerque, NM. We have a line of specialty desserts that can be shipped nationwide. Q
Fatima Banister says:
July 11, 2016, 3:03 pm
Hello all, my name is Fatima and I am the owner of Freely Fatima Designs. I provide personalized invitations in printed and printable form for all of life's special moments. You can find me on etsy and Facebook. Contact me today.
Ajahmure Clovis says:
July 11, 2016, 5:03 pm
HNR Beauty Bar by Her Nails Rock Located in Washington DC. Nail Suite offering natural and artificial hand and foot care services.
Angela says:
July 11, 2016, 5:51 pm
My business IamTravelism. My website: bit.ly/IamTravelism My specialty is finding awesome trips, cruises, entertainment, sporting events, Broadway plays. and more.
Atani Davis says:
July 11, 2016, 7:42 pm
Thanks for compiling a list! Beauty in Royalty is 100% Black owned and operated since 2016. We provide African Imported shea butter, black soap, clothing, and accessories. We ship all over the United States, (and host pop-up shops in any town). www.beautyinroyalty.com
Ms. says:
July 11, 2016, 8:14 pm
Please add Cream & Coco for natural hair & body products . Kelly Starling Lyons as an author
Chisa says:
July 11, 2016, 8:34 pm
This is a great reminder of how we can support one another. For the winter holidays, my Los Angeles area store has all the ugly sweaters you need! Purchase can also be made online and I'd love to be included in you holiday list for 2016! http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2015/12/18/ugly-christmas-sweaters.cnnmoney/
Michelle Hill says:
July 11, 2016, 10:13 pm
Other makeup companies that are black owned and have great products are: Magnolia Makeup, Colouredraine, and Aboni Cosmetics
Katherine Brent Sama says:
July 12, 2016, 3:02 am
Natural Hair Care at Keepers of the Krown in Gardena, California Locs and loc maintenance.
Tamara says:
July 12, 2016, 7:07 am
Zandra Cunningham is a 15 year old teen entrepreneur that owns Zandra Natural Bath and Body. A natural skin care line that supports girls educationa nd empowers teen girl! www.zandrabeauty.com all hand made, well packaged and in stores! Thank you!
Brittany says:
July 12, 2016, 9:13 am
Sarenzo Beauty! Amazing products, amazing owners. sarenzobeauty.com
Betty says:
July 12, 2016, 11:42 am
So happy to have stumbled upon this post of a black owned directory. This on is the best I've seen out there. However I want to be included in your directory so please send info. I am a handbag designer, handmade originals! Please check out our website at www.poshtotes.com .
Queens of Africa says:
July 12, 2016, 8:16 pm
Natural and Braided Hair Dolla by Queens of Africa Dolls. Available on Amazon and Walmart.com
Queens of Africa says:
July 12, 2016, 8:17 pm
Natural and Braided Hair dolls by Queens of Africa Dolls Available on Amazon and Walmart.com
SliceByCAKE Kids says:
July 12, 2016, 8:21 pm
SliceByCAKE clothing for kids.
Shantae Pelt says:
July 12, 2016, 8:38 pm
I own and operate Coco'Pie Clothing. We have the perfect natural hair TShirts for your pretty brown girl with matching tees for mom and baby. All orders include super cute stickers and a personalized hand written note . Visit us at www.CocoPieClothing.com
Nikaó Technology says:
July 13, 2016, 7:52 am
Blackowned Technology Nikaó Technology an IT, Website and Software Development business! Specializing in Website Design and Development for small businesses! Visit us at www.nikaotechnology.com Rise up!
Sherri (Stormii) Jones says:
July 14, 2016, 6:54 pm
I am looking for a black owned coffee roaster... I have a gourmet coffee company.... I have great roaster now but would love to purchase from us....
Amath Gomis says:
July 14, 2016, 7:07 pm
I own and operate Gomis Goods, a jewelry and home goods store on Etsy. I have Rings, Bracelet, Earrings ranging from $15-$200. I have jewelry with Rubies, Sapphires, Garnet, Amethyst, Topaz, and more. Free Shipping on all US orders. Use coupon code NEXTORDER to get 10% off your order. Visit us at http://gomis.etsy.com.
Mateland Mayes says:
July 16, 2016, 9:55 pm
Visit www.mysistersnatural.com for all natural and chemical free hair and skin care products.
Mimi says:
July 19, 2016, 5:22 pm
Hi we are a Family Owned Pest Control Company in Brooklyn NY
MChaps says:
July 26, 2016, 7:53 am
Check Out my Makeup Blog https://mimimakeup24x7.wordpress.com/
Chantelle Marie says:
August 1, 2016, 5:02 pm
The Media Formula is a boutique business providing accessible digital marketing and media solutions. From brand development to reaching a specific target audience, its objective is to provide practical solutions that boost economic growth and social mobility. Services include digital marketing strategies, media promotional campaigns, copywriting, consultation and membership.
Lori Davis says:
August 30, 2016, 5:54 pm
Hi, My name is Lori Davis. I just launched blackowned.directory. Check us out!

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