This isn’t a new concept, but it’s one that’s definitely picked up steam recently. Buy Black.
This doesn’t mean that I’m no longer supporting businesses that aren’t Black-owned, I’m just making a conscious effort to support a Black-owned business whenever possible. Whether it’s directly from the vendor like at a restaurant, pop-up, or Etsy shop or via a major retailer I’m going to make sure that my dollars are not only stimulating the economy as a whole but the Black economy as well.
This is by no means a full list of Black-owned businesses; some of them are businesses that I’ve patronized before and love, others are comprehensive lists of brands.
– Fenty – I own a few of these products. I love the matte foundation and highlighters
– Uoma Beauty
– Mented Cosmetics
– The Lip Bar
– Juvia’s Place – I just purchased a few complexion items from this brand and LOVE them! The matte foundation and concealer melt on my skin like butter and match perfectly!
– Beauty Bakerie
– Pat McGrath Labs
– Coloured Raine
– Uncle Funky’s Daughter – I’ve used this brand in the past and it worked really well for my hair
– Mielle Organics – I have a few of their items on my list to try
– EDEN Bodyworks
– Kinky-Curly – I used to use this brand when I was transitioning
– Camille Rose Naturals – I’ve also used this brand in the past and it worked really well for my hair
– Miss Jessie’s
– Curl Junkie
– Design Essentials
I could list out Black-owned restaurants in Houston, but one of my favorite food bloggers in Houston already did that. Check out his Instagram post below.
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Y’all asked for it, and it’s finally here! I’ve created a list of black restaurants in Greater Houston, from Katy to Baytown and from The Woodlands to Galveston. I’ve counted over 325 black restaurants, ranging from food trucks to daiquiri shops to sit-down eateries! The list is still growing, and it shows the diversity within and the breadth of Houston’s black food culture! Enjoy, share, save, and support black businesses!‼️SWIPE‼️ ✊🏾🤘🏾🍗🍕🦞🍎🥩———————————————————————— Visit www.mysouthernbrand.com for content. ————————————————————————
Some of these Black-owned businesses are local and others have a national presence. Then there’s this awesome directory that Beyonce has on her website! She released a song last week on Juneteenth, and the proceeds of it benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the National Urban League, to support Black-owned small businesses in need.