We made a list of 10 Black-owned businesses you need to support in your community. There are many ways to get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement. You can join a protest, but we think that one of the better ways is to buy from Black-owned businesses.
It’s very important to note that list is not exhaustive. Please fill free to add in your comments other businesses that you think relevant. So, please find the list below.
Founded by two beautiful Women, Kashari Williams and Egypt Boykins, Melanin Market’s vision is to make e-commerce easy for black-owned businesses, galvanize our voice as one, and use that power to influence the world against racism, fascism, and gender-based discrimination. On this site, you will find men and women fashion accessories, children’s books and toys, jewelry, etc. If you wish to be a seller feel free to join the Melanin community.
We buy black is one of the largest e-marketplaces for Black-owned businesses. Called by themselves the “Black Amazon” you can find on this online platform whatever you want. Don’t hesitate to join the We buy black adventure.
Official Black Wall Street is an app with global reach. More than 5000 businesses in different countries are registered on this platform. So, Official Black Wall Street is the largest Black-owned-business directories. With a geotagging technology, this app sends you alerts when you are near a Black-owned business.
Located in Los Angeles, Eso Won Books is a bookstore. In addition to its extensive book selection, Eso Won hosts author events that have previously featured Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Misty Copeland, Spike Lee, Toni Morrison, and Walter Mosley among many others. If you plan to visit LA, don’t forget to visit Eso Won Books.
A free app that allows you to find Black-owned businesses wherever you are, Black Nation allows companies to be listed for free. The app’s features include business reviews, category searches, and geotagging technology that allows you to find businesses near you.
Founded in 2018, by husband and wife Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Black-Owned Brooklyn is a directory where you can get to read and learn the stories of the founders and businesses registered on the site.
Run by Joseph Guster, Lee Lewis Jr., and Michael Twum, I am Black Business is to educate Black business owners on technology and help them to improve their business reach and profitability. One of the great innovations of this site is an automatic aggregation of Black-owned businesses that are near you.
Founded in 2012, Support Black-Owned operates as both a website and an app, which allows you to search both a state and a global directory to find Black-owned businesses wherever you are. In addition to location searches, SBO allows users to search by category, or use a search bar for a sitewide search return.
Chez Nous is a website run by historically marginalized people around the world. On this site, you can find women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC-owned businesses, and events in the world. You can also search for restaurants and businesses. Finally, You can also search for job opportunities.
Founded by Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, Where U Came From operates in a different way than other directories on this list. This app and website publishes crowdsourced listings and referrals of Black-owned businesses and allows users to search for businesses by category or keyword.
Do you know any other Black-Owned Businesses? Feel free to tell us on the comments.
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