Yep you read correctly…200 Black Owned Businesses You Can Shop Online! There are a lot of people out there that find it hard to locate Black Owned Businesses #BOB that they can shop with. So I have decided to take out the hard part for you, do the research, and find the shops. Stop pouring all of your hard earned money into these big corporations and begin to shop small with some if not all of these businesses. Do your part to improve the economy by supporting Black Owned Businesses.
The Black Dollar holds such a magnificent importance and power! We are the #1 race group that spends more than any other race group. But that doesn’t correlate the same when we are talking about the Black community. Simply put, we don’t invest our dollars into our community as much as we should. According to author Brooke Stephens’ book Talking Dollars and Making Sense: A Wealth Building Guide for African-Americans, the Black dollar circulates for only 6 hours within the Black community while other race groups’ average dollar circulates much longer.
Together, lets vow to celebrate, encourage, shout out, praise, share, invest, remain consistent with, loyal to, and cherish Black Owned Businesses. Not only for the month of February when America celebrates Black History Month, but everyday. Pick 1 or more Black Owned Businesses to use everyday.
200 Black Owned Businesses You Can Shop Online
NOTE: These Black Owned Businesses are not in order of precedence, rather they are numbered based on category. Click on each company, explore their shops, and support them.
#1 Power In Black As African Americans we need to recognize the POWER that we have. Power in Black apparel is here to spread the word about our strength through fashion beautiful culture.
#2 Styletress Boutique Styletress is an online boutique carrying the hottest selection of unique accessories and clothing for today’s woman. Founded by Kay Ferguson, Styletress is your first source for fashion, beauty and style from head to toe.
#3 Lily’s Kloset Lilly’s Kloset has graced the silhouettes of women all over the globe and has been apart of some the most intimate moments in our client’s lives since 2012.
#4 Rahyma Rahyma was founded with a mission to start a new the conversation about vibrant fashion. To begin again the discussion of beautiful, engaging, and evocative women’s’ wear. This is fashion not for the faint of heart, nor the shy or the timid.
#5 Love & Nudes My team and I have developed a collection of modern intimates to compliment every woman’s uniqueness – her skin tone! I want women of color to explore and wear fashion anyway we choose to. Whether we want our undergarments to be discreet under sheer, lace and white clothing, or if we want to rock it out as an accessory to an outfit, the choice should be ours!
#6 Bridge Boutique A true lover of all things vintage, owner and founder, Manana Cain opened the doors of Bridge Boutique in 2012 in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.
We offer vintage inspired women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and home goods. At Bridge Boutique we strive to offer an experience full
of great customer service, unique pieces, and affordable prices.
#7 Support Black Colleges Online clothing store.
#8 Kosmios Online clothing boutique.
#9 Kinfolk Klothing Online clothing store.
#10 Sew Urbane Sewing is another way for me to express my creativity and bring my ideas to life. My style/design is simple, modern, and classy. I am heavily inspired by Corporate style with an African twist.
#11 Unique Finds for Kids Online clothing store.
art & photography
#12 Clayton Singleton Fine Arts My artwork is about our abilities to create our own stories. Layering and
juxtaposition are central to my treatment of appropriated vintage photos, wall papers, and texts. I’m drawn to the narratives of the people
in the photos because their captured experiences parallel my own.
#13 She Unique Photography She. was birthed, nurtured, educated, and groomed for many life seasons in Virginia. She. can be found traveling, laughing with family/friends, mentoring youth, speaking about and supporting social/cultural issues privy to the world we live in and want to see, toting a camera for “no reason”, clicking like on your Instagram pictures, and simply enjoying God’s gift of love in any language; straight from the heart.
#14 Christa David Christa David is mixed media artist, writer and researcher. Fusing the mediums of painting, collage and assemblage, her work examines themes of faith, power, politics and identity. In September 2016, after years of “making art in the cracks” (nights and weekends) along side her demanding work as senior public health researcher at the New York City Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity, Christa David leaped into making art full-time.
#15 Art of Mere Watson Mere, an artist of Haitian descent with no formal training in art, has been creating art since he was a young child. Until age four, Watson experienced a delay in his speech and could not verbally communicate. His teachers introduced him to art in order to help him fully express himself. This was his beginning.
#16 Ike Slimster Born and raised in Nigeria, moved to America in 2006 and currently based in New York. Visual artist and producer, “Ike Slimster” an alias under which he uses to explore his fields of interest, from art, music, comedy to design. His art is bold, eccentric and random but culturally saturated, exuding pride in his background and unconventionally fusing artistic themes and styles.
bags & accessories
#17 Love Cortnie “LOVE,CORTNIE WAS BORN IN MY GRANDMOTHER’S KITCHEN AND I WASN’T EVEN AWARE OF IT AT THE TIME.” It all started during the Summer of 2011. I had always wanted to learn how to sew, but never made the time to actually learn. That August I was in between jobs, and well, finally had the time. My grandmother is super handy around the house. Upholstering furniture, drapery, clothing, you name it, she could do it. So it was very important to me that I learn from her.
#18 Sweetly Versatile Sweetly Versatile carries a variety of crochet apparel & accessories, scented soy wax candles, bath & body products.
#19 Rochelle Porter Design Rochelle Porter Design (RpD) is an Atlanta-based lifestyle brand that’s big on sustainable textile and product design. From vibrant abstract watercolors to crisp black and white motifs, our textiles are marked by a global sensibility and playful vibe.
#20 Urbanknit Urbanknit aims to give you fresh and interesting accessories if you are looking for something different and distinctive. Each hand-made piece is created to give you the satisfaction of uniqueness and at the same time provide everyday accessories to complement various styles and reinforce the spirit of individuality. I enjoy the process of designing and making accessories and hope that this is evident in each piece which is lovingly and carefully made.
#21 Miah Shades Collection Miah shades collection is a sunglass company that provides luxury, fashionable , in-style , trendy and affordable sunglasses.
#22 Big and Purty Want to have something special created just for you? Then look no further!! I’d love to discuss creating that one of a kind piece just for you. Send me a message and let’s get started on creating that special one of a kind bag! Thank you again for considering us for your custom clutch needs.
#23 Purseonality Want to have something special created just for you? Then look no further!! I’d love to discuss creating that one of a kind piece just for you. Send me a message and let’s get started on creating that special one of a kind bag! Thank you again for considering us for your custom clutch needs.
#24 Sweet Tooth Pin Co At Sweet Tooth Pin Co. we make sweet pins for sweet people. Designed in Mississauga, Canada, we turn original and eclectic mix of cute and sometimes a little cheeky designs into enamel pins to wear on your favorite outfit, bag or hat. Enamel pins were originally a big trend in the 90’s and have made their way full circle. We believe that pins are a great way to show off your personality without saying a word, so what will you tell the world?
#25 Vieryle Watches Our names are Charles Watkins and Shirnetrius Robinson AKA Lamar and Toya. We’re a typical working couple with a family of four daughters who wanted to venture into entrepreneurship. We both have very creative minds and wanted to finally put our talent to use.
#26 Radical Dreams Pins Radical Dreams is a socially conscious accessory brand that was founded in 2015 by Shannon P., a Black medical student with a passion for social justice and serving the community.
#27 Gregory Sylvia WE ARE GREGORY SYLVIA. Founded by husband and wife team, Gregory and Terri Sylvia Pope, Gregory Sylvia is a luxury brand of fine handbags and leather goods for the discerning, design-focused consumer. Through innovative design, Gregory Sylvia’s product lines create a sense of timeless appeal. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Gregory Sylvia is one of the luxury leather goods market’s fastest growing brands.
#28 The DynaSmiles The DynaSmiles® are our irresistibly cute and lovable character illustrations drawn with the brightest of smiles and sold on high quality tangible goods such as notebooks, phone cases, t-shirts and more! We LOVE reflecting beautiful people in delightful ways.
blogs & business
#29 The Six Figure Chick I’m a brand and Instagram strategist which is a fancy title for chick who teaches you how get your brand life together and collect your coins from Instagram. I’m on Instagram Live most days giving branding, business and social media strategies. I teach brands how to define and attract their clients, how to create digital products such as eBooks, webinars, courses, workshops, etc. and how to turn what they know into something that pays.
#30 The Introcreative There are so many people saying you need to push out of your shell in order to be successful. Not here. The Introcreative helps you to create, connect, and communicate in the online space without having to burst your introverted bubble.
#31 Empowering Her Whether you are an entrepreneur, stay-at-home mom or career woman, EmpoweringHER provides you with the confidence you need to flourish. Empowerment comes from within. It’s your style, attitude, charisma, skills and poise that make you the woman that you are, we’re just providing a space for powerful women to collaborate and connect with like-minded people. EmpoweringHER is all about acting on your own authority and being in control of your destiny.
#32 The Shaderoom At first, the purpose was purely entertainment. I came up with the name ‘The Shade Room’ because I wanted to share my honest opinion on Celebrity news. All too often, when people share their brutally honest opinions, it can be misconstrued as ‘shade’. As a result, I wanted to embrace the word and redefine it. The Shade Room is really the “truth” room where myself and the readers can express our honest opinions on certain topics. However, after we became more and more popular,
the readers that we affectionately labeled ‘roommates’, demanded more than just gossip.
#33 Women CEO Project Women CEO Project is a Global Think Tank and Business Development Company built specifically for Women Entrepreneurs. The over 40 business courses we host each year and every product or service we create in this company is done specifically to make YOU feel like a badazz! You see, wherever you are, in whatever situation you are in, I want Women CEO Project to show you that you are in control of your “empowerment”. You don’t have to simply be a gatherer of information. You can start using it. You can grant yourself the title you’ve been yearning for. You can call yourself a teacher, a speaker, a creator, and profit-focused business woman.
#34 Adeea R. Rogers I am a marketer, social media connoisseur, communications expert, experienced event host, webinar and workshop facilitator, and public speaker.
#35 The Luxe Experience Group Founder & CEO of The Luxe Experience Group where she works with established businesses to help improve their customer experience and employee to customer communication. Karen knows the customer is the heart of any business and to create loyalty you have to meet and exceed their expectations not once but every time. Karen has worked with emerging and established businesses helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses allowing them the opportunity to resolve
those issues and increase revenue and customer retention.
#36 Black StartUp Our mission is simple at The Black upStart, we increase the number of Black-owned businesses that have the capacity to employ others. We accomplish our mission in two ways, the Black upStart curriculum and the Black upStart Bootcamp. We use these tools to train aspiring African-American entrepreneurs to start successful and profitable businesses. The Black upStart curriculum and Bootcamp teaches entrepreneurs basic business principles, that are combined with experiential learning opportunities.
#37 Womeneur The WOMENEUR™ platform launched Spring 2015 to Connect, Enlighten & Empower startups, business owners, entrepreneurs and career women by providing tools, resources, advice and events to propel their growth.
#38 Danielle Leslie Hello! I’m Danielle Leslie, and I founded Culture Add™ Labs to help companies and individuals uncover their Culture Add™ and launch profitable products online. I’m the creator of #CourseFromScratch, an 8-week online intensive that helps people create & launch their profitable & poppin’ online courses. I’ve been an online marketer in Silicon Valley for almost 10 years and helped personal brands & influencers including Guy Kawasaki earn collectively millions of dollars by launching their online courses.
#39 The Business Babes Business Babes, LLC is a professional strategy and coaching service and online resource center developed to assist other budding female entrepreneurs in their efforts to manage their businesses and network. Started in 2013 by Yolanda Keels-Walker, Business Babes is the only full-service coaching business where you receive extensive coaching from idea conception to well after the start-up phase. Our coaches range from branding specialists to attorneys, to CPAs and are all experienced entrepreneurs.
#40 Queendom Dinasty Online Business Guide
#41 Stilettos & Screwdrivers Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt your heart drop to your stomach when you go to power up your laptop and all you get is a blank screen. Or, how about that feeling of sheer helplessness when you shatter your cell phone (also known as a lifeline to many) into a million little pieces? The fact is, we’ve become a society totally reliant on our electronic devices and it can really feel like the end of the world when one of them breaks or malfunctions. We know that feeling all to well and that’s
why we’re dedicated to being your top, trusted electronic device repair company.
#42 Black Enterprise BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.
#43 Kamilah Beltran My mission is to help those brave enough to chase their dreams make them a reality. Entrepreneur, consultant, mentor, speaker and business technology expert, Kamilah Beltran is simply head over heels in love and obsessed with all things business. She’s the founder of A.D.O. Digital, a successful boutique digital marketing firm that focuses on profitable websites, business technology, and marketing strategies. She is also the founder of I Do For Two, a platform that is the new way to plan an unforgettable elopement or destination wedding.
#44 McKenzie Inc Credit Experts Financing is fundamental to start or expand any small business. Improving the success rate and standards of America’s small businesses requires obtainable, reliable financing. With over 3000 lenders nationwide, each with their own unique sets of products and guidelines, it’s no wonder why small businesses are having a historically challenging time starting up
#45 Chris Virgin I teach people how to make money in the stock market, real estate, business and the simple steps to take to build a legacy for their families.
#46 HBCU Wallstreet In 2015, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduates, Torrence Reed and Jamerus Payton, created an Instagram page and a GroupMe community in efforts to highlight the business accomplishments and success stories of people who graduated from HBCUs. The purpose was to use these stories to inspire the next generation of HBCU graduates, leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals.
#47 The Finance Bar The Finance Bar was born based off of my desire to provide financial resources and guidance in a creative and non-judgmental way. It may be rare that the conversation around personal finance comes up for you at home, with friends, at work and even in our school systems (consistently). As a result of this, I decided to fill in the gaps. So here we are. Welcome to The Finance Bar where I meet you where you are on your finance journey (literally).
#48 The Student Loan Doctor The Student Loan Doctor LLC, created in 2016, is a full service coaching business with ONE goal: to help clients create a plan and understand how to pay off their student loan debt! The Student Loan Doctor LLC is a company that is passionate about helping others create a plan to pay down and resolve their federal and private student loan debt.
food & beverage
#49 CamiCakes Cupcakes CamiCakes specializes in yummy gourmet cupcakes to enjoy daily or for birthdays, weddings, showers, and many other special celebrations. We pride ourselves in coming up with unique alternatives to the boring old standard
#50 The Painted Pretzel The Painted Pretzel® began out of the small kitchen of a stay at home mom and has grown into a confectionery success. Today our products can be found in retail locations throughout the country making it hard to remain one of sweets lovers’ best kept secrets. We invite you to enjoy our products and are positive that once you do, you’ll be back for more!
#51 Symphony Chips The premium blend of seasonings that we use have been mainstays in our kitchen for years. Adapting the blend to complement what was otherwise a pretty simple potato chip batch turned out to be a hit among our family and friends. Now, we’re able to share our unique brand of potato chips with you, too..
#52 Me & the Bees When I was just four, my family encouraged me to make a product for a Children’s business competition (the Acton Children’s Business Fair) and Austin Lemonade Day. So I put on my thinking cap. I thought about some ideas. While I was thinking, two big events happened. The premium blend of seasonings that we use have been mainstays in our kitchen for years. Adapting the blend to complement what was otherwise a pretty simple potato chip batch turned out to be a hit among our family and friends. Now, we’re able to share our unique brand of potato chips with you, too..
#53 The Spice Suite The SpiceSuite is the culminating vision of owner Angel Anderson’s love of good food and people. The SpiceSuiteis an interactive spice bar which features unique infused cooking oils and spice blends. Staying true to the motto “food is fashion”, Angel mixes spices and herbs that may not seem to match and makes spice ensembles that inspire chefs and home cooks alike.
#54 Teshuater In 2008 we invested in a spring that provided all natural alkaline water. However, after closely observing the market we concluded that it was saturated with too many water companies. Therefore, it would not be in our best interest to move forward as competitors of the water industry, although we remained vested in the spring. Not long after learning this information and conducting further research, a call was placed to our account executive of the spring invested in years prior, and eventually Teshuäter™ was born. A product offered would focus on complimenting a healthy way of drinking and living.
#55 House Party the Game House Party Games is a gaming company dedicated to celebrating black culture. From movies and television to music and moments, you can’t deny the impact that our culture has had around the world. Come take a walk down memory lane. First up: House Party: ’90s Edition. We dusted off our VHS and cassette tapes and pulled our DVDs from the shelves to curate the ultimate trivia game celebrating the golden era in entertainment. Round up our friends, cue the playlist and get the party started!
#56 Cards For All People An answer for the culturally curious, Cards For All People makes fun, nostalgia-filled card games that test knowledge of cultural milestones and moments. Our games aim to bring people of all types together through laughter and friendly debate
#57 ABC Me Flashcards Leilani Brooks is a mom and teacher. While looking for ways to teach her children about their history and culture, she discovered that there weren’t enough resources for teaching African American history to young children. After purchasing a set of flashcards depicting American Presidents and seeing our 44th President, Barack Obama represented, Leilani was inspired. She called long time friend, educator and historian, Stevi Meredith. Brooks told Meredith she had an idea to make flashcards about African American accomplishments and culture. After some brainstorming, the two came up with what is now ABC Me Flashcards: The African American Edition.
#58 Mentally Stimulate Me I first came up with the Mentally Stimulate Me card game concept after seeing the feedback to my #JaxnPoll posts on my Facebook fan page. #JaxnPoll was something I started in 2011 on Twitter to get an idea of how people felt on ethical dilemmas dealing with relationships, and eventually carried over onto Facebook where the comment section was more fitting for opinions to be expressed in full. The posts’ success in terms of engagement wasn’t the deciding factor, but rather, how much disparity there would be between the commenters although on the surface, one would not see how such similar people could see situations so differently.
#59 Urban Intellectuals Educate.Empower.Engage
#60 Nubian Hueman Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world. We bring popular culture, and fair-trade to a modern brand experience by serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform
#61 Afrifrea Safely shop for clothing, jewelry, art and modern accessories directly from designer boutiques inspired by Africa with delivery anywhere in the world.
#62 The Village Market The Village Market ATL was birthed after Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon began hosting monthly master classes on entrepreneurship and community development. As she surveyed the audience, she noticed how many entrepreneurs were simply awaiting an opportunity to showcase their many talents and products. She connected her love for plant-based foods, art and live performances and curated a family-oriented event to support local artisans. Our mission is to support the sustainability of socially conscious, community-minded, entrepreneurs and startups.
#63 Buy from a Black Woman Buy from a Black Woman (BFABW) is a Nonprofit Organization which helps bring awareness to Black Women business owners and the people who support them. Our mission is to help educate, empower and inspire Black Women business owners and the people who support them by providing the tools and resources that will allow Black Women business owners to be successful.
#64 Nyake N.Y.A.K.È., whose name stands for “New, Young, Artistic, Kultural & Eclectic”, is the result of a fascinating quest carried out during almost two years of incredible adventures, alongside a group of French African-Caribbean Artists and Designers, eager to recreate a unique artistic world, reflecting their respective vision with multicultural influences.
#65 Eden BodyWorks EDEN BodyWorks was the brainchild of Jasmine Lawrence when she was just a child herself. At 11 years old, Jasmine faced her first beauty challenge. Her hair was badly damaged and she was searching for natural products to nurture and restore her hair back to health. With no solution in sight, Jasmine took to her kitchen and concocted her own remedy. And there, the EDEN BodyWorks story begins.
#66 Dr. Locs Chimere came up with the perfect combination of nature’s oils and rosewater, and tested a few bottles on clients with the most difficult-to-manage hair. Her clients were thrilled with the results and immediately began begging for more to share with friends and family. Thus, Dr. Locs was born.
#67 Taliah Waajid Each and every Taliah Waajid Brand hair care product is specifically crafted and formulated to provide naturally curly, coily, kinky and wavy hair textures with moisturizing, conditioning and cleansing excellence to support healthy, flourishing, beautiful natural hair.
#68 Curls CURLS was founded in 2002 in Elk Grove, California by CEO, Mahisha Dellinger. Now greatly expanded, CURLS continues to maintain the highest standards for quality ingredients and product dependability. Dellinger collaborated with leading cosmetic experts to develop CURLS. Her intense desire to create a remarkable line for a growing, yet overlooked audience, coupled with an extensive chemistry background proved to be a winning combination. CURLS’ exceptional CEO remains committed to carefully upholding the principles of quality and integrity that define the company.
#69 Gourmet Candle Gourmet Candle is my online candle store specializing in a variety of unique handmade scented (soy) candles that look and smell similar to popular desserts and various other yummy goodies! I reside in The City of Brotherly Love, formally know as, Philadelphia, PA! Previous college student majoring in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship and also a Mompreneur!!!
#70 Damask Love I’m on a one-woman mission to bring out your crafty side. No matter what you think – you are crafty. You are creative. You have everything you need to make beautiful things. You just need a little instruction. I’ve got you. I’ll show you how it’s done
#71 Pardon My Fro Pardon My Fro – is an exclusive lifestyle brand of clothing, accessories, and chic home decor crafted specifically for that kind of woman.
#72 Peace and Riot New York natives, Achuziam Maha-Sanchez and husband Lionel Sanchez have created a store combining each others eclectic and global tastes. Coming from African and Caribbean heritages, there’s a feeling of being transported as you enter this Bed-Stuy boutique. Achuziam, an interior designer, brings her impeccable taste to the offerings displayed and also has a vast design knowledge base that is a perfect fit for the beautiful brownstones that surround the area.
#73 Freedom Paper Company Freedom Paper Company LLC (FPC) is a privately owned light manufacturer and distributor of bathroom tissue, other paper products, Jan San, food service, and stationary/office products headquartered in Baltimore Maryland. The company is unique from other corporations as it is born from the foundation of grassroots movement combined with the best of corporate culture and business acumen.
#74 True Products At True Laundry company, we believe that Quality Exceeds Value. A company is only as good as the promises it keeps. We promise the quality of our products will always exceed the value. We promise to be committed to our community, therefore it is the mission of True Products to build a company that will become an institution that will provide opportunity and benefits for generations to come.
#75 Lit Brooklyn Online candle shop. My favorite scent from LIT would have to be HOME. This scent actually happened by accident, it was like the perfect accident, and that’s why I love it so much. Some of the best things are created from accidents. The combination of the vanilla and lemon is just absolutely magical. It’s the way a HOME should feel, warm and inviting.
#76 Modish Décor Pillows Originally from New York City, Chantal Bradley grew up with a passion for Interior Design and started Modish Décor Pillows in Late 2015. She provides pillows that symbolize her posh style in home décor. Her brand has appeared in West Elm’s Home Furniture store locations in new York, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Washington D.C. & California for a Pop-Up Shop. Her brand has also been featured as a special guest for hästens luxury bedding company event in New York. Furthermore, Modish Décor Pillows was also aired in a segment for BET’s Centric TV: Grown Women’s Holiday Guide Special. Her products demonstrate a modern effortless look that can be achieved in any living or work space.
#77 Knits Soy & Metal Knits, Soy & Metal produces handmade vegan friendly products that are high quality and sourced in the USA. Our line of Hand Knitted items, are made with close attention to detail using extra soft material that is both warm, durable and completely free of all Animal bi-products. Our locally crafted jewelry is simple and dainty enough to wear with layers and bold enough to wear as an everyday piece. Our all natural 100% Soy candles are hand poured in small batches (right here in Baltimore) to produce the best quality and freshness using scents that range from earthy, to floral, to food inspired.
#78 Sheabutter Cottage Akua Wood of Sheabutter Cottage founded her toiletry brand Cioccolatina in November 2002 in response to her frustration in trying to find a natural range of toiletries to moisturize her skin, as well as to fulfil her need to work at home. “The British cold, damp winters and raw winds came as a shock when I moved to England” – especially to her skin. A Ghanaian native who had spent a year studying in Italy, she was used to kinder climes … and better moisturizers. So she made a virtue out of necessity and started concocting her own, using an ingredient native to her country of birth: shea butter.
#79 Special Touch Designs I’m Georgina Fihosy, the creative behind Special Touch Designs an Afrocentric stationery brand. I design bright and colorful greeting cards for all occasions and seasons. I started Special Touch Designs in the summer of 2015 whilst on maternity leave with my second child, mainly out of frustration around the lack of representation in the greeting cards industry. I wanted to find a card for a friend who had just had a baby and couldn’t find one with a black baby or one that reflected her and her family and this beautiful occasion – so I made one myself and Special Touch Designs was born.
#80 Don’t Sleep Interior Inspired by artist, Emory Douglas & designers Sheila Bridges, Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette, Don’t Sleep Interiors started from a desire to combine interior décor & culture from the African Diaspora with social & political consciousness. It is rare to find literal African Diasporic culture on interior home décor. The hope is that these pieces will not only add to the style of patrons’ homes, offices & businesses, but that they will also invoke meaningful conversations, promote free thinking, & encourage exploration into our collective past.
#81 Ayesha Curry Cookware I’m Canadian born, Charlotte, NC raised wife and mommy, currently living in San Francisco. My family is my heartbeat and I have been blessed to be able to work from home, raise my little girls Riley and Ryan, and be a loving wife to my husband, Stephen. I love the Lord, food, and my family. I started this site to witness, exchange recipes, stories and document the daily happenings that season my life. In a world full of dark this is my place to give thanks and share the people, places, and things that bring light into my life.
#82 Afrohemien is a curated collection of afrocentric handmade jewelry, cultural goods and vintage finds that reflect the beauty of African and Black Culture.
#83 Bellacee Jewelry For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed working with my hands and creating things. I started creating jewelry when I was a teenager. My friends and I would sit around and string beads from old necklaces to create our own pieces. I am very fortunate to be able to turn something that I enjoy so much into my very own small business.
#84 Ancient Aura Jewelry We are a small Black owned ecommerce business from in Queens, New York. Our pieces are inspired by ancient indigenous cultures that created the foundation of spiritual laws of which all various groups still thrive on today. By adorning yourself with these pieces you pay reverence to these ancestors which will allow you will tap into the spirit of their greatness. We also believe that the enchanting affect of these ancient symbols will have a subtle affect on the people unbeknown, & will let others who have the wisdom know that you stand on certain principles which will ultimately garner a high level respect
#85 Valerie Madison Hi! I’m Valerie and I’m so happy you’ve found my work. I design simple, minimalist, and elegant fine jewelry inspired by classic designs and new ideals. I live, work, and create in Seattle, WA. Jewelry is a reflection of our individual style and a marker of our personal journeys so each piece is designed with style, quality, and durability in mind. Many of my customers hear about my jewelry collections through word of mouth for the quality and attention to detail my team puts into our pieces and the friendly customer service that we aim to provide.
#86 84 Gem 84Gem is ethnic, exotic and regal. A combination of contemporary and African inspired jewelry styles, 84Gem offers very unique pieces reminiscent to jewelry found in other countries and cultures. Inspired by my personal travels, the designs consists of an organic mixture of natural gemstones, beads and metals. All pieces are handmade in Brooklyn and material is sourced from India, Istanbul and some parts of Africa. Each piece is created to evoke a sense of power, strength and confidence to the wearer.
#87 Crystal Streets Crystal Streets Jewelry is a collection designed by celebrity stylist Crystal Streets and inspired by her love of all things celestial and reminiscent of the night’s sky.
#88 Aquarian Thoughts Aquarian Thoughts is a collection of jewelry designs created with materials as varied as rose cut gemstones to vintage brass components to hand-dyed silks using an array of jewelry making techniques. Although the line is always changing and evolving, most designs contain hand finished metals in a variety of hues and a subtle play on color. Many pieces contain a combination of both these details resulting in something uniqueand artistic, yet functional and wearable.
#89 Kpelle Gwanyan is a small business owner and machinist, living and working in Delaware. Over the last 5 years, she has designed and created her own line of handmade jewelry in house using gold plated/filled copper and brass charms. She draws inspiration from the African diaspora and successfully fuses handcraftsmanship, for which she has a deep affection, with materials and technology.
#90 Simone I. Smith Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Cousin, Auntie, Friend, Survivor, Entrepreneur. Simone I. Smith is all of those women. By her own admission, she’s also a woman of strength, integrity and style, which are traits she relies upon to remain grounded as she travels along her journey. In 2011, she launched her signature jewelry collection, Simone I. Smith, with two goals in mind: to transform her life-long affection for accessories into a thriving enterprise and offer a helping hand to those in need. 14-year cancer survivor, she finds as much joy in designing earrings, bracelets and her ever-popular A Sweet Touch Of Hope lollipop pendants as she does when working with the American Cancer Society.
#91 Alodeuri We are committed to showing the planet a little more love. Our Jewelry & Accessories are handcrafted using upcycled and repurposed materials. Redefine your style and be ECOFAB!
#92 Vinti Couture Vinti Couture was established in February of 2012 by Florida born CEO & Creative Director, Gayle Love Jones Mathlin. If you’re looking for a sense of normalcy, then Vinti Couture is not for you. Vinti Couture represents black cultural pride within its handcrafted earrings & accessories. Vinti Couture is Afrocentric, Bold & unapologetic. The pieces created make a statement, teach history and bring awareness to many different social qualities and movements.
#93 Stephanie BIJOUX A unique collection of jewelry inspired by her Cultural background which inspires women to stand out and Live colorfully. Each piece of jewelry is handmade and has a unique story to tell . Stephanie’s unique designs has been featured in many established magazine publications such as Elements Magazine, Huffington Post, Estella Magazine, Elegant Magazine, and Salyse Magazine just to name a few
#94 Sewit Sium Artisan and educator Sewit Sium has been crafting historically referenced jewelry for over a decade. She is driven by the idea that adornment is not solely a marker of trend or wealth, but also an important educational tool, reflective of history, culture, tradition, and indigenous technologies. In many instances, what we choose to wear and how we choose to wear it shows traces of our ancestral history, relations, and ongoing story as people. Because this mission by design is about education and empowerment, Arts Education seminars are offered, with 10% of sales going directly to the cost of course materials and scholarships.
#95 Roxy War Paint Roxy War Paint represents a style based on the feminine principle of ancient Khemet, which honors feminine strength, harmony, humanity, and the beauty of nature. Our aim is to ensure that our customers are provided elegant, custom-made styles that are unique and eco-friendly.
#96 Black August Designs Handmade jewelry and accessories
Make-up & polish
#97 Pat McGrath Labs This is the golden age of makeup. PAT McGRATH LABS is my Golden Revolution. The entire planet is just as cosmetics obsessed as I’ve always been. Makeup is a movement. Makeup is mesmerizing. Makeup is major. Mantra-esque, three words have repeated over and over in my mind ever since I was young. Obsession. Inspiration. Addiction. Those words became my guiding principles, my manifesto as I brought this brand to life . I wanted to capture, in a quartet of exquisite palettes, 50 legendary lipsticks, a divine dozen eyeliners and five fetish-worthy lip pencils, The Power of Transformation, The Power of Beauty; The Power of Makeup.
#98 Beauty Bakerie Beauty Bakerie’s motto is to be ‘better, not bitter’ because of difficult events in my life that could have made me bitter, but instead, continue to make me better each day. Each of these events created an unbreakable character. Each ‘no’ and circumstance outside of my control made me better.
#99 Beeq Box Vegan, Novelty, Affordable, Cosmetics & Skin Care
#100 Lip Bar In 2012, I launched The Lip Bar because I was incredibly frustrated with the beauty industry. I had so many questions. Why were most cosmetics filled with unnecessary chemicals? Why did lipsticks only come in a limited range of colors? And more importantly, why was the depiction of beauty so damn linear? I always tell people, I’m not passionate about makeup. I’m a minimalist girl who believes a pop of color on the lips will give you enough confidence to take on the day and kick its ass! However, I am passionate about creating an inclusive narrative on what beauty is and reminding women that we don’t have to settle for anything.
#101 The Crayon Case The Crayon Case is a cosmetic line dedicated to amateur makeup users, and aspiring makeup artists. Aiming to encourage all people to treat their face as a blank canvas, as they pursue the ultimate creation of their personal masterpiece.
#102 Possible Cosmetics Possible Cosmetics was started by Renata Eileena in 2016. Published author Renata is also the owner of the successful custom shoe line Renata Eileena Custom shoes in which her work has been featured on KarenCivil.com, FOX29 Philadelphia, VH1, TMITV and a host of other major media outlets. In true Renata Eileena fashion Possible Cosmetics is creative and ground breaking, as she would go on and Launch Possible Cosmetics in the King of Prussia mall. Being the ONLY black owned cosmetic line in the entire mall. Our custom cosmetics is like no other, with vibrant colors. Paraben free, Vitamin E and to die for creamy matte long lasting formula you will be sure to fall in love with our brand. Possible Cosmetics is a one of a kind brand and with us, all things are possible.
#103 OOO Polish Our dedication to formulate nail shades for Women of Color, focusing on brown hands, is our contribution to a void in the beauty industry. We believe representing all women, all of the time, is true inclusion. We want to continue to create a space where you never have to guess whether you are our inspiration or first thought. You are
#104 Black Opal Beauty Created in 1994 to celebrate the nuances of black skin, the beauty revelation that was Black Opal became a beauty revolution–in color, identity and empowerment. Today, Black Opal represents beauty in every color. No matter how unique your shade, your tone or your heritage, we see you and we celebrate the fire in you.
#105 Black Radiance Black Radiance® empowers and inspires women of color through beauty. We recognize and understand the needs across a diverse range of ethnic skin tones. By combining high style with the latest technology, Black Radiance® offers a variety of sheer to vivid lip and eye color, plus, exclusively formulated face cosmetics that meet the distinct needs of her skin type and not just skin color.
#106 Girls Going Global Girls Going Global (GGG) is a non profit organization seeking to address the disparity of girls of color in international education and today’s field of travel and international affairs. Girls Going Global provides global leadership programming to girls from underrepresented communities. Our mission is to empower girls of color through travel and cultural exchange to become creators and leaders of the world. Girls examine global issues and participate in service learning projects in our Passport To The World program, equipped with the most important tool to change the world through our Passport Scholarship program, and engage in intercultural exchange and service in our Summer Travel Camp. GGG currently serves girls in the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas.
#107 Black Girls Code By launching Black Girls Code, I hope to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.
#108 Uniquely You Summit Helping BLACK girls uniquely define, discover and become who they are.™ In 2009, Shaleah Laché Sutton launched UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. (UYS) a one-of-a-kind annual forum in the greater Philadelphia region where hundreds of black girls, ages 11 to 18 years old, engage in discussion and dialogue that addresses the complexities of being black and female in America. Since its inception, UYS has impacted thousands of young black women and girls through the work of our annual Summit.
#109 Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was born out of outrage from the horrific shooting of Black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. Too many young people in our communities are dying and aren’t provided the opportunity to realize their dreams of living prosperous and healthy lives. Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States and part of a vicious cycle of racial and economic injustice, leading to thousands of deaths each year.
#110 African American Planning Commission The African American Planning Commission (AAPC) Inc., is a New York City-based 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization committed to reducing homelessness and addressing the related issues of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse, shortage of affordable housing, and unemployment in the communities in which we live and serve.
#111 Institute for Black Charities With comprehensive and effective programs in the areas of resource development, community programs, technical assistance, training programs, referral services, crisis relief and international initiatives, IBC matches those who can help with those who need help. Together with community partnerships across the country and IBC’s six state affiliate offices and 100’s of affiliated local non-profit organizations, we produce successful outcomes to meet the needs of children, families and communities, locally, nationally and internationally. We focus on a quality support program that builds and sustain a permanent base of services for our communities.
#112 Seneca Village Montessori Seneca Village Montessori School is an African centered preschool built on the Montessori philosophy that strives to nourish the mind, body and spirit of its students. Our mission is to promote social responsibility, and work toward instilling a strong sense of self , cultural identity, and belonging in our students. As an authentic Montessori school, our curriculum and programs are designed to build a solid foundation in academics, as well as social, emotional, physical and moral development. This approach encourages a child’s independence, self-motivation, and decision-making skills.
nutrition & health
#113 DHerbs At Dherbs.com our mission statement has multiple components. Dherbs.Com is primarily here to help assist people in reclaiming their birthright of vibrant and optimal health. Health does not come from an external source, one outside of the human body, but one from “within” the human body.
#114 Chakra Zulu Crystals Here at Chakra Zulu the mission is to share my love of crystals with the world. We enjoy creating beautiful chakra sets and offering one of a kind crystal specimens like wands, palm stones & hearts. Crystal healing is and always has been a huge part of my life. We’re located in sunny Florida and ship worldwide!
#115 Fade2Fit The Anytime, Anywhere Workout. Stream your workouts from your web-enabled laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
#116 Dr. Bobby Price Dr. Bobby Price is a certified plant-based nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and Doctor of Pharmacy. He has extensive clinical experience in the hospital setting, one on one patient contact in community pharmacy, and health care regulatory experience with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
#117 Nene Fem Health NENE ORGANICS IS A VEGAN AND ORGANIC HAIR, SKIN, AND BEAUTY PRODUCT LINE, CURATED BY NERISSA IRVING. NERISSA IS WORLD REKNOWN FOR AWE-INSPIRING, HEALTHY AND LENGTHY LOCS. SHE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY. NENE ORGANICS IS NO DIFFERENT
#118 Honey Pot The whole reason I started The Honey Pot Co was because I was suffering from bacterial vaginosis for months and couldn’t get relief. One night, an ancestor visited me in a dream and gifted me with a vision to heal myself. With her help, I created the Honey Pot Co to solve for what other brands wouldn’t, using the power of herbs
#119 Quan’s Ancient Treasures To be the best; your mind and body must be completely healthy. Our organic products will help aid you in that goal. Our goal is to provide you with the best organic products that can help in a variety of ways, to enhance your quality of life; naturally. We care about you. Our goal is to provide you with the best information regarding natural remedies that can help aid you in your pursuit of a healthier you.
#120 Mind Body Melanin Mind Body Melanin is on a mission to empower women of color to prioritize health, wellness, personal growth, and radical self-care. You may be thinking what is radical self-care about anyway? Radical self-care is simple. You embrace the beauty behind your flaws. You learn to live unapologetically for yourself. You intentionally learn new ways to become the happiest and healthiest version of you! Don’t worry, this is a judgment-free wellness community. We welcome you to come as you are! No pressure to eat kale, hug a tree, or become a hipster to join The Melanin Girl Wellness Movement! Although, if you do — feel free to share your health and wellness journey with us through our blog or podcast!
#121 Body by Burnhard Scott evolved into “Body by Burnhard,” a super positive fitness personality that loves calisthenics and actively shares his my passion and story with the world! Based in NYC, Body by Burnhard is a motivational speaker, coach (online & offline), celebrity trainer & forever a student LIFE!
#122 Alkaline Vegan Shop All natural dietary supplements
#123 Kemetic Fitness Kemetic Fitness lifestyles enhancement company helps you achieve overall fitness goals that will last a lifetime by connecting your mind, spirit and body, and educating you how to make small changes daily so that overtime you will be living the fitness life you had dreamed of.
#124 Ona Hawk Yoga found me at the age of 34 while on my journey to finding holistic health alternatives and spiritual healing. I had been studying herbs, I was a vegan and I was training in a martial art called Capoeira Angola. I was buried in books about the power of thought and the energy that makes us one with the universe, but I sought a physical practice which matched the truth I had been awakened to. It was important to me that I found a method which was accessible and tailored to the culture of African people, and I found this in Kemetic Yoga. In 2013, I earned my certification to teach and within weeks I opened a space for the community of Atlanta to connect and gain self-knowledge through this African healing art.
#125 Fit Lives Matter It literally all just fell together perfectly. Co founders Aariel Jones and Eve Desorme first met in December 2016 at a muscle mom Christmas event. Since then they kept in contact and motivated each other on their respective paths. Early 2018 Eve and Ariel shared ideas with each other about an athletic apparel line to motivate people in their fitness journeys, and decided to combine forces and create a brand of their own. Fit lives matter was created to give a piece of encouragement – after all, when you look good you feel good!
#126 Selamta Yoga Selamta Yoga is a direct retail, eco-friendly yoga mat company founded by owner, operator, and visionary Aregache Demelew. The Company, founded in July of 2014, is able to successfully clear its inventory through monobrand online retailing via its website as well as during select pop-up itinerant vending events and, based on concrete inquiries, there are greater opportunities for the Company to realise an even larger market share and steady revenue stream through other interested, available, and unexplored distribution channels.
#127 Black Health HQ Black Health HQ is a personal development site dedicated to promoting Health information and supportive products to serve Black folks in our pursuit of extreme well-being. We believe each of us can be a powerful nucleus that, like a healthy cell, radiates energy to others, sustaining an enduring vitality. We are about Living. We are about Loving. We are about being powerful Black people that heal the world through the sheer joy of Being.
#129 Brooke Brimm As a Spiritual Guidance Counselor I lead others down a path led by their own inner wisdom. I use modalities which have helped me to grow Spiritually. I use my knowledge of design & creative expression, aromatherapy & healing herbs, affirmations & metaphysical principles, and speaking & writing help my clients to reach their inner wisdom. My training in professional counseling has taught me techniques to encourage self-exploration in my clients. I encourage self-exploration & self-care through addressing the whole being. My Metaphysical beliefs are the basis for guiding my clients down their own Spiritual path. My own Spiritual and educational work has culminated into a program I developed.
#130 Kandy’s Cakes, Life & More Our mission is to indulge you with the sweetness of our cakes and pastries recipes and to leave a lasting taste of utter happiness with every bite. Our cake lineage began as just a hobby but slowly transformed into a multifaceted do-it-yourself recipe and tutorial guide..
#131 Chris Walk Chris Walker, a 2006 business graduate from Norfolk State University, was born the 26th of June to Vaughn and Denise Norwood on the Southside of Chicago. He is a gifted poet who rights off of emotions instead of reason. His inspiration to write began the summer of 1998 when introduced to the romantic drama of Love Jones.
#132 Nouveau Exposure We aim to inspire our readers to be bold believers, bold dreamers and bold achievers in the newest and most popular format, digitally. We want to encourage women of ALL ages to fight for their dreams and be BOLD enough to be the women God has called them to be.
#133 JJ Smith JJ Smith is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert, passionate relationship/life coach, and inspirational speaker. Since reclaiming her health, losing weight, and discovering a “second youth” in her forties, bestselling author JJ Smith has become the voice of inspiration to those who want to lose weight, be healthy, and get their sexy back! JJ Smith provides lifestyle solutions for losing weight, getting healthy, looking younger and improving your love life!
#134 KaylaShanai KaylaShanai is a repository of my interests; photography, cooking, telling people they can live their BESTlives, yoga/mindfulness, and celebrating women of color.
#135 Vegan Mom Lifestyle My desire is to see other women living in their full potential and truly experiencing fulfillment and joy! Breaking free from the past and the current traumas they face day to day of feeling unfulfilled, unhappy and broken. I will help women to break free from the bondage of self-hate, guilt, shame, unworthiness and hurt from the past that is holding them hostage from walking into complete, purpose, fulfillment and destiny. I will share from a place of KNOWING THE STRUGGLE, living through it and overcoming it!
#136 TL Yarn Crafts TL Yarn Crafts was born in 2013 out of my desire to build community around my craft and share my excitement and experiences with other creatives. In my shop, you’ll find finished pieces as well as crochet patterns and gift items for your fave maker. Tag your makes and purchases #CrochetIsBae on your favorite social media so we can share in the joy of handmade amazingness.
#137 Little Buzz Book Club The Little Buzz Book Club’s mission is to ensure that every child in America has books in their homes with characters that look like them. We understand that children’s books featuring African American, Caribbean, and Latino characters are underrepresented in schools, libraries, and traditional bookstores.
#138 Charlamagne Tha God Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties. Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success.
#139 Mahogany Books Mahogany Books is a local independent bookstore that believes in social entrepreneurship. We take a leadership role in the African American community by promoting reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve self-esteem, self-love and ultimately our communities to enrich the lives of motivated individuals.
#140 The Afrikan Library The ebook store of enlightenment. The books they don’t want you to read. All purchases delivered instantly to PayPal email address and available immediately after purchase. We ONLY sell digital books at present (audio (mp3) and ebook (pdf). Our ebooks can be read on most tablets, smart phones and computers.
#141 Afroelle Magazine Afroelle Magazine is a digital magazine celebrating women of African heritage. Founder and Editor in Chief , Patricia Miswa started the magazine as a blog called The Ladies Room in May 2010 after graduating from Daystar University. Since then Afroelle has provided a platform for women in Africa and the Diaspora to showcase their work in their fields and community. Each issue we features entrepreneurs, leaders, influencers and tastemakers making a difference in society.
#142 The Daileigh I help women all over the world, ages 20-70, create a style they love. I teach women how to build a functional wardrobe, creative ways to get more wear out of their clothes, and feel more confident in their style!
#143 Latham Thomas Mama Glow is an abundant, radiant energy that comes from within. It’s your initiation, birthing yourself as a powerful woman, as you prepare to give birth to your bundle of joy. Birth is our rite of passage, a ceremony marking a transformative stage in your life, and Mama Glow is our birthright—to walk in immense grace, power, and wisdom, to have understanding, reverence, and the deepest trust in our bodies. Having faith in the benevolent universe and being an active participant in the co-creation of your beautiful life. This act of standing in your power ignites a force within that glows from the inside out. This is a call to all women to reclaim their bodies and the birth process as sacred. It’s a personal style that reflects confidence, beauty, radiance, and balance.
#144 Sweet Potato Soul I’m a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles (by way of NYC), with an insatiable love of sweet potatoes, travel, animals, and cooking. On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes. I also share lots of cooking videos, and healthy eating tips. You’re going to want to subscribe to my Youtube channel too. My first published cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul is out now! Pick it up at your local bookstore, or order it on AMAZON, INDIEBOUND, or BARNES & NOBLE.
#145 Black Children’s Books & Auhtors Our mission is to promote awareness of children’s and young adult literature by Black authors. Our online author directory lists traditional and self-published authors. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, librarian, avid reader, or someone who just stumbled upon this site, this resource is for you to expand your knowledge of Black children’s authors and the stories they write.
#146 Queen Afua Queen Afua has over 40 years experience as a holistic health practitioner and wellness coach. A pioneer in the green foods movement, Queen Afua is the author of 5 best selling books, the creator of the Heal Thyself product line, Founder of Sacred Woman Rites Of Passage Program and CEO of the Queen Afua Wellness Center. Queen Afua has devoted her life to fighting the overwhelmingly high rates of hysterectomies, fibroids, hypertension, and other diseases by teaching people how to understand and utilize the power of food, self-care, and holistic healthy choices as an empowering lifestyle. Queen Afua’s renowned 21 Day Detox and Rejuvenation Program has been clinically tried and tested in partnerships with medical doctors to show proven results in lowered blood pressure, decrease in medication dosage, and weight loss. Queen Afua has inspired over 1,000,000 women, men and children throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe with her workshops, books, products, and presentations.
#147 Hairlooms Heal from the inside out. Get to the root of the struggle to embrace your natural hair and beauty.
#148 Kiaun’s Customs Kiaun’s Customs is a small sneaker customization shop that began in April 2017. Virgin Islands raised and now SPRINGFIELDMISSOURI BASED. Kiaun’s Customs is now proudly sponsored by LUXE-BRAND and Leather Care Supply. Contact us for serious Inquires only. All shoes are made to order and turnaround time is 4 weeks.
#149 Cursive Concepts Custom shoe design
#150 What The Customs Custom Shoes & Sneaker Repair
#151 Samaya Raye Samaya Rayé is a online trend-led footwear boutique representing a movement of stylish shoeaholics from across the country! We strive to provide awesome service, latest trends and affordable fashion forward shoes for fashionistas. We’re constantly developing and improving our inventory to keep your shoe game in check. So whether you’re looking for that perfect girls night out heel, a cute celebration bootie or just a pair of sandals for running errands, there’s always something new in our collection.
#152 It’s a Shoe Thing “IT’S A SHOE THING” WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 BY A YOUNG LADY WITH SHOE DREAMS. ASHLAYN SIMPSON, FOUNDER AND CEO, HAS ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR SHOES. “I LOVE SHOES THAT CAN SPEAK FOR ME WHEN I HAVE NO WORDS. THEY MAKE MY STATEMENT FOR ME.” ASHLAYN WANTED TO SHARE THAT FEELING WITH OTHERS, AND “IT’S A SHOE THING” WAS BORN. SHE HAS FUTURE PLANS TO CREATE HER OWN LINE OF SHOES TO CONTINUE HER HEARTFELT PASSION.
#153 Tiannia Barnes When you put on a great pair of shoes, it transforms you. You feel sexy, confident and chic. You’re a slightly better version of yourself. The shoes that you choose for that transformation speak volumes about who you are, deep in your core. The Tiannia Barnes collection features finely curated, Italian-made and lovingly crafted, contemporary – chic women’s shoes. Each pair is uniquely crafted from fine Italian leather and suede to inspire fearlessness, timelessness and boldness. TB shoes have graced runway’s in the British Virgin Islands and New York Fashion Week with much more to come! TB shoes have also been featured in Vogue – Italia (shoe credit for styling), Forbes, Madame Noire, FAST Company, BET’s Centric, VIBE, XONecole and other online magazine publications and numerous fashion and lifestyle blogs.
#154 Shoe Feature ShoeFeature is a mobile shoe boutique with an online presence that opened in April of 2014. ShoeFeature is a combination of the words “Shoe” and “Feature” which in itself encourages women to “feature their feet”. This doubles as our tag line. The ShoeFeature client is a busy professional woman who lives in the US. She enjoys the boutique fashions but not the boutique prices. She has no time to shop. She wants the fashion to come to her and the services to compliment her busy lifestyle. ShoeFeature brings affordable luxury to women on their lunch hour, at the soccer game with their kids or to their front door after she’s put the kids to bed. She can also shop online in her pajamas or from her phone while in queue for coffee in the morning. We meet the client where they are. Owner, Sasha Scott, a single mom herself, knows the challenge of limited time while having the desire to look impeccable. She brings to the table over 12 years of experience in luxury retail sales and management. She has garnered expertise in retail merchandising, design, fashion buying, and the highest level of customer service.
#155 Tawia Designs Founded in 2013, TawiaDesigns is a Ghanaian-American clothing brand started in Chicago that provides comfortable handmade gear ranging from sandals, boots, lace-ups, shoes, clothing, and custom sneakers. Handcrafted in Kenya, Ghana, and Morocco, TawiaDesigns creates a variety footwear styles that represents the rich African culture, while creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa. Our shoes are developed through a combination of ethnic craftsmanship and aesthetic creativity designed for every occasion. Each shoe has a cultural background inspired by different tribes throughout Africa.
#156 Asili + Co Asili + Co is an all natural vegan soap and home essential company aimed to enrich your life with nature’s wonders. All of our products are Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, and Sulfate Free! The use of natural ingredients is key in our process as they will help to nourish the body.
#157 Holistic Heights As the great grandchild of an Indigenous Healer from the Island of Grenada, I could not escape my roots. Working in Corporate America for many years, I began to see colleagues grow sick, many even passing at a young age. I had become overwhelmed by the need to liberate myself and my loved ones from a modernity that denies an age old tradition of healthy lifestyle…The idea of becoming a guinea pig for allopathic treatment was out of the question. I was determined to heal the bodies of my son and I naturally. This was my mission as well as the birth of Holistic
#158 So Refreshed Organic and Vegan Skin Care
#159 Nita’s Naturals As an African-American woman, Juanita Jacobs had difficulty finding hair and skin care products to fit her needs. Local stores only carried products with harsh chemicals and/or filler ingredients. Determined to remain aligned with her Natural and True Self, she began creating solutions right from home. Combining her passion for cooking and leading a healthy lifestyle, Juanita perfected her all-natural recipes and founded Nita’s Naturals, LLC.
#160 Base Butter Four years ago, I’d just graduated college, started working in tech at IBM, but was forever indulging in fashion and make-up. I knew I wanted to work in beauty but didn’t know how. The next year, I found myself opening our virtual doors. Since then I’ve been inviting you and anyone else whose down for the ride on my journey — passion project, business, movement — called BASE BUTTER.
#161 Marcosmetics Marcomestics provides you great cosmetics for all you skin needs, trusted by many customers from years.
#162 Shea Shea Bakery Here at the Bakery we believe in products that make you feel decadent with a bit of indulgence, no matter the budget. That’s why we take the time to create each product to perfection. The result? Skin-loving ingredients in one-of-a-kind packaging.
#163 Daukens Arome Co We specialize in handcrafted home, bath and body products. A majority of our products are created in made to order small batches with premium, high grade ingredients. This allows us to ensure that the end products are always of your utmost satisfaction.
#164 4 The Love of Bubbles I’ve always loved fun smelling body treats, but found that my skin didn’t love them as much as I did. So I began researching and finding ways to make substitutes that worked for my skin…and then I started sharing.
#165 Herbaceutikals Enjoy these small batch, hand poured, natural skin and body products for the whole family. Herbaceutikals are made from fair trade, organically grown and sustainably harvested materials and herbs. Follow @Herbaceutikals on instagram to learn morw about the craft behind the products, ingredients and living with herbs.
#166 Mekada SkinMekada (Muh-Kay-Duh) Skin is an all-natural, vegan, and handmade skin care line formulated to optimize and enhance natural beauty. The company name Mekada, is an alternate name of the Queen of Sheba (Makeda), a wealthy Ethiopian woman, who traveled to Jerusalem to support King Solomon and the construction of the first monotheistic temple to worship God. She brought very coveted herbs and spices from afar. Similarly, Mekada skin products are derived of herbs and spice
#167 DuDu Osun Natural ingredients and herbs gently crafted according to traditional blends.
#168 CreateHer Stock CreateHER Stock is your destination for images you can truly relate to. Curated for female bloggers, creatives, and online influencers of color.
#169 Official Black Wall Street App Discover Black Businesses. Search & discover thousands of Black-owned businesses near you from pharmacies to restaurants.
#170 Blacc Spot Media Blacc Spot Media is a collaborative team of designers, developers and thought leaders specializing in Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC). We have been developing custom web and mobile applications as well as enterprise platforms for our clients around the world since 2011. Our in-depth industry knowledge of emerging technologies, such as WebRTC, allows us to utilize smart communications to build solutions designed to best serve our diverse client base. Whether you are a startup or a large enterprise, we have the expertise to quickly and successfully deploy a solution that is right for you.
#171 Black Tech Women Leading organization for black women in technology
#172 A. Prentice Ray APRA offers a full range of consulting services – all designed to promote the success of your programs, your mission and your enterprise. Our team implements solutions ranging from enhancements of existing processes to modernization efforts that transform the way you do business.
#173 Right Direction Technology Solutions Established in 2007, Right Direction Technology Solutions (RDTS) is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), SBA 8(a), HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business, and CMMI. RDTS is a leading Information and Technology Management integrator. As your consulting partner, you can be assured that RDTS will help optimize your business processes and provide “best of breed” technologies delivering maximum return on investment, enhanced reliability, scalability and complete enterprise interoperability. We value our partnerships and have formed strategic alliances with tier one software and hardware vendors, leading consulting firms, and network service providers giving us the capability of delivering implementation support and management services wherever your business may take you.
#174 Lisnr INC From its inception, LISNR® has had a single goal – leverage sound as a conduit for wide-scale connectivity everywhere. As the leading, global provider of data-over-audio (DoA) solutions, LISNR®’s proprietary technology is used across the connected world and will power over 100 million devices by 2018. Our technology has best-in-class performance metrics in reliability and data throughput. In other words, it works better than anything else on the market, by design.
#175 HBCU Connect HBCU CONNECT was founded in 1999 by Hampton University graduate William Roger Moss III, who connected with fellow HBCU grad and entrepreneur E. Shawn Starks to create the first African American targeted social network launched as “hbcu-central.com”. We simply thought it would be a great idea to provide a useful social network for HBCU graduates with the capability to upload photos!
#176 Pathbrite Tell your story your own way. Capture and share the evidence of your success and growth with Pathbrite portfolios. Simply drag and drop images, videos, documents, or other digital media straight into Pathbrite. Then, resize and move the items around to your liking. Finally, pick one of our professionally designed themes, and you are ready to share your portfolio, viewable on any device. It’s that easy!
#177 Ralph Walker Designs A strong website design can make or break your business in today’s virtual world. You need a masterfully crafted site to draw your customers in without sacrificing your bottom line. With more than 8 years of industry experience, the Detroit web designer team at Ralph Walker Designs focuses on generating exceptional web marketing and branding solutions for any business at an affordable price.
#178 Journi JOURNi is an organization dedicated to equipping urban communities with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart their local economies. We strive to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide immersive courses, youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start up education, and socioeconomic resources.
#179 Bloom Beautifully Founder Tara Pringle Jefferson created the Bloom Beautifully box in 2016 to give women permission to care for themselves and to support the growing number of woman-owned businesses she saw in her different entrepreneur circles.
#180 Blaque Box The Blaquebox is a subscription box that allows you to discover products sold by black owned business from across the globe delivered to your door
#181 Ujamaa Box The inspiration behind the name of Ujamaa Box comes from one of the valuable principles celebrated during Kwanzaa. Ujamaa stands for “cooperative economics” and the belief that in order for us to all prosper and profit, we must build and maintain our businesses together. As the principles of Kwanzaa can be applied all year around, so can taking control of our spending by choosing to support multiple Black-owned businesses in a single purchase.
#182 Curlkit We’re a mix of natural hair and online experts but above all we’re consumers like you and understand how overwhelming and confusing it is to navigate the endless quantity of natural hair products on the market. Despite the huge number of products it is still difficult to find quality products for the woman of color. That is where Curlkit comes in. There has to be a better way to discover products. Curlkit eliminates the need for endless trial and error and wasted money. We have created Curlkit to help our subscribers sort through the clutter, find new brands, rediscover old favorites. We want members to find the products and brands that work best for their individual needs while having a bit of fun experimenting along the way!
#183 Cocotique COCOTIQUE is a deluxe beauty box subscription service for women of color. We find the best beauty and lifestyle products targeting your unique needs and desires and ship them to your door each month. Dana Hill, Founder and CEO, created COCOTIQUE to simplify the search and discovery process and save you time and money.
#184 Bevel Our vision is to build the world’s most consumer-centric health and beauty products company, inspiring unprecedented consumer loyalty.
#185 ComicXComic Themed comic book subscription box delivered monthly
#186 Home Made Luxe Home Made Luxe is Pinterest in a Box! We deliver Do it yourself (DIY) home décor projects to your doorstep every month. In addition to the monthly subscription we also offer one time craft kits that are perfect for gift giving or giving our projects a try without the monthly commitment.
#187 CandleLit CandleLit simplifies self-care despite your busy life. We partner with POC-owned brands to support a holistic wellness lifestyle. All products are natural, toxin-free and assist in securing your calm.
#188 Boss + Bae BOSS+BAE is a monthly membership box that delivers delicious makeup, hair, skincare, bath, body and lifestyle products that speak to the specific needs of women of color. Each box is curated to embrace and enhance the natural beauty you posses both inside and out, with products that inspire creativity, joy, discovery and self-love.
#189 Squad Block ComicsOur subscription service gives you a fresh new way to discover and collect comic books. Squad Block Comics wants to provide you with a wide variety of comics books that feature superheroes of color, so let us bring the comic book store to your doorstep. Our monthly subscription includes eight comics per pack that are tailored to your preferences. Our one time purchases include options for eight or six comics per packs and also T-shirts.
#190 The Birthday Lifestyle The Birthday Lifestyle was born out of something most will consider cliché: Live your life to the fullest…Daily. However, this took on a new meaning for me when within 6 months, I was hospitalized twice for two weeks nearly dying and in between those two my mother had a massive stroke and almost died. 2014 changed the direction of my life in 3 short moments. Every single moment after those moments has been a blessing and not guaranteed.
#191 Curl Mix CurlMix started as a Do It Yourself subscription box. We would send you the materials to make your own hair products. Cool right?! Our recipes weren’t just fun, they actually worked. Then our CurlMixers told us that they wanted their favorite boxes turned into a hair care line that was ready to use. We asked if they wanted multiple fragrances to choose from too.
#192 Dapper Black BoxOur primary mission is to encourage investment into the black economy. While there are several subscription boxes out there, we noticed that brands from black-owned businesses were dramatically underrepresented. We understand that finding black-owned businesses has turned into an industry all its own. The process can be time-consuming and discouraging. However, we believe the outcome—supporting a black-owned business—is worth the investment.
#193 I Don’t Do Clubs Clubs are hot, people step on your feet, and spill overpriced drinks on your clothes (or on your head if you’re short like me). And let’s not forget the random men grabbing your a** as you and your friends hold hands just to make it to the restroom. Nope, I’m good! Don’t get me wrong, I like to dress-up, sip cocktails, and meet interesting people…just in a more controlled setting. Yeah, I’m a bit of a control freak. As such, when my awesome friends are looking to run the town, they call me! I know with whom, doing what, and where we need to be.
#194 Innclusive Discrimination happens on Airbnb and other platforms primarily through folks seeing the names and photos of guests before accepting the booking. On our platform we remove this opportunity for discrimination by introducing the photo only after the booking is confirmed.
#195 Nomadness NOMADNESS is an award winning travel lifestyle brand. We represent the underrepresented demographic in mainstream travel through NOMADNESS Travel Tribe. We are the travel influencers and innovators. We are a tangible travel family of over 20,000 black and brown nomads, responsible for over $50,000,000 being injected into the travel industry annually. Our mission is to show the world that travel has no racial, gender, religious, economic, or interest limitations through our community representation and relevancy. We were first to represent the millennial travel demographic, and we are always looking to innovate our sector of the industry.
#196 Travel Noire Travel Noire was founded with one lofty goal in mind: to make international travel more inclusive and representative for explorers of color.
#197 Black Girls Travel Too Black Girls Travel Too creates travel experiences that breathe life into Black women and span from the islands of Barbados to the crown cultural jewels of the UK and beyond. Though cultivating only the best partnerships across the globe, investing in premier quality customer care teams, immersing in education, and vetting the world’s most prized possession, a black woman to take trips of a lifetime with, your life is #goals post a BGTT experience! Experiencing a BGTT trip silences the noise and offer women the freedom to live up to no one’s expectations of our lives but our OWN! You deserve a seat at this table, and we are saving one just for you. It’s your time, pack your bags and let us take care of everything else!
#198 Urban Events GlobalFounded by Kevin Knight, Urban Events Global is a travel company of professional, African-American adventure seekers. Our travelers enjoy experiencing all that life has to offer through various group travel events, networking, and meeting like-minded individuals with an appetite for fun and exploration.
#199 Up in the Air Life Up In The Air Life merges the art of connections with luxury travel experiences to create memories, milestones, and magic for individuals looking to explore the world. From luxury mega yachts in Croatia to champagne and wine tastings in France and Italy; the Up in the Air Life team handles each special detail in order to give you the freedom to enjoy your adventure and just show up.
#200 Tastemakers Africa Your Epic Trip Starts Here. Choose from day tours and events you can do solo or with friends, or signup for a group trip to meet someone new. Not ready to travel yet? Our city guides and stories give you insider access to what’s poppin in Africa now.
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