Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online By: Sophia Conti
Racial and wealth disparities in the United States have been thrown into sharp relief by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest throughout 2020. We see more clearly than ever just how often Black business owners and creatives have been thought of as less than their Caucasian counterparts – and Black businesses are paying the price. Black businesses are impacted more deeply than Caucasian businesses by COVID-related closures, due to the long history of racial inequality that’s now exacerbated by the ongoing state of emergency.
It feels like an overwhelming problem – and it is – but there’s one simple thing you can do right now to help: Shop at Black-owned businesses whenever you can. Supporting Black-owned businesses helps provide much-needed stability to business owners that have been hard hit by the pandemic. And you’re laying a foundation to continue to support Black businesses long after the crisis is over. Once you start paying attention to who owns the businesses you shop at and where your money is going, you’ll be surprised at how your mindset starts to shift. It’s an easy, practical step to start changing the way you think while providing tangible support to Black business owners who need your help right now. Where to start? We’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of 181 Black-owned businesses across the United States in many different categories. Check out the list below.
Art & Design
A Daima Cosmetics Ace Beaute Aini ORGANIX AJ Crimson Beauty Alaffia Beauty Bakerie BeautyStat Cosmetics (CA) BeautyStat Cosmetics (NY) beelove Bliss BLK+GRN Bluffajo Cosmetics Briogeo Buttah Skin Curls EDEN BodyWorks ELLEDAM Beauty Footnanny Hanahana Beauty Hyper Skin Janella D Kami Cosmetics KNC Beauty Manuela Lubin Delicate Beauty Mented Cosmetics Mielle Nyakio PATTERN People of Color SheCares Organics The Lip Bar The Mane Choice Unsun Cosmetics Uoma Wei Lacquer
Beauty & More
Clothing And I Get Dressed Anya Lust Bedstuyfly The Brooklyn Circus Castamira Coco and Breezy Come Back As A Flower Hope for Flowers Onion Cut & Sewn Post-Imperial Riot Swim Samaria Leah Sincerely, Tommy The Sixes Telfar Telsha Anderson Thrilling Victor Glemaud
Decorations & Furniture 228 Grant Street Candle Co. Alexandra Winbush ANTIK LAKAY The Black Home Black Pepper Paperie Co. Bold Xchange Bole Road Textiles CLARE Claude Home Harlem Candle Co. Joe+Monroe Johanna Howard Home Jungalow Laguna Candles The Lam Label Lichen LIT BKLYN Lolly Lolly Ceramics Love Notes Marie Burgos Design rayo & honey Rebourne
Food A Dozen Cousins Basbaas Foods Buy Better Foods Casa del Toro The Furlough Cheesecake Global Village Cuisine Jones Bar-B-Q Justice of the Pies Lillie’s of Charleston Partake Pipcorn Sol Cacao Shaquanda
Jewelry A.M. Thorne Adore Adorn Jewelry Aur Jewelry Dan-yell Gwen Beloti Collection Harwell Godfrey Khiry Lorraine West Jewelry Manhal Mateo Octave Jewelry Oma The Label Serendipitous Project Sewit Sium Stella & Haas White/Space Yam
Plants Natty Garden
Retail BLK MKT Vintage
Yarn Neighborhood Fiber Co. Black-Owned Businesses in Canada TAJ CHARLES Omi Woods Good Goddess AUXGOD A Cookie Called Quest So Supple Organics The Petal Pop-Up Petits Genoux Makeup for Melanin Girls (MFMG) The Hustler’s Agenda TEKA NEUFVILLE Moissy Fine Jewellery Essentials by Temi Cup of Té
Sophia is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. She specializes in digital marketing and B2B content for small businesses and entrepreneurs. When not writing or editing, she can be found searching used bookstores and watching the penguins at the San Diego Zoo.
Inside this Article
Art & Design
Beauty & More
Decorations & Furniture
Black-Owned Businesses in Canada