Nationally Black! National Black Owned / Manufactured Entities!
Buy Black Movement - "TAG TEAM Marketing International, Inc. operates the powerful Buy Black Movement program. We are a Black-owned and operated company that specializes in marketing and distributing the products and services of Black-owned businesses to Black consumers." https://www.buyblackmovement.com
Official Black Wallstreet- "Thousands of Black-Owned businesses at your fingertips." https://obws.com/
The Black Mall - "Buy Black. It's a lifestyle! We pride ourselves on connecting the black community with black owned businesses and products throughout the nation. Through our collective efforts we will contribute to the uplift and unity of the black community." https://theblackmall.com/
We Buy Black - "More than a global marketplace for Black businesses, we're a movement to see social and economical justice globally." https://webuyblack.com/
Akwaaba Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inns - Akwaaba Mansion in Brooklyn, NY; Akwaaba DC, in Washington, DC; The Mansion at Noble Lane in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains; Akwaaba Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA; and Buttonwood Manor in Cape May, NJ. – RESERVE TODAY! 866-466-3855 - firstname.lastname@example.org- https://www.akwaaba.com/
The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn, 216 Winder St, Detroit, MI 48201, (313) 230-0398 - thecochranehouse.com
Black Business Support
Shoppe Black is a digital media and marketing company that creates and curates content related to Black business ownership and Black culture in the global diaspora. Our goal is to empower all Black communities to invest in one other. https://shoppeblack.us/about-us-2/ #SHOPPEBLACK
Trinity Designs - As we celebrate black beauty through dolls, we endeavor to produce high quality collectibles that inspire, captivate and encourage young women and children to love the skin they’re in. I have their 'Essence of Delta' doll. It's beautiful! http://www.trinitydesignsinc.com/index.php 800.593.1823
Nagast Footwear - Tarik Edmonson, an Atlanta-based entrepreneur creates these custom-based sneakers with a touch of African pride. His beautiful black canvas sneakers with a red & green trim are an instant eye-catcher! - www.SneakersCustom.com
Nude Barre - created by ballet dancer Erin Carpenter, Nude Barre features 16 different skin hued shades. Nude Barre offers tights for both adults and children, and has fishnet, opaque, sheer, and crystallized varieties. http://nudebarre.com/
Nubian Skin - “Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’. “ https://www.nubianskin.com/
Cosmetics / Skin Care
Black Opal - https://blackopalbeauty.com - 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. No matter how unique your shade, your tone or your heritage, we see you and we celebrate the fire in you.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - https://www.fentybeauty.com - “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: For women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That’s the real reason I made this line.” - Rihanna
Fe'tiche Cosmetics - "All our LIPSTICK and GLOSS BASES are made with NATURAL OILS, many which are VEGAN! They are GMO FREE, GLUTEN FREE and CRUELTY FREE! Our PIGMENTS are also VEGAN, which simply means that you are purchasing a high quality LIP TREATMENT drenched in your favorite color and texture! Simply put...LOVE!!!" 708-769-2662 https://lovelipfetish.com/
Pat McGrath Labs - https://www.patmcgrath.com/ - "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." - Pat McGrath, CEO & Founder of PAT McGRATH LABS and the most influential and sought-after makeup artist in the world.
Food / Desserts Desserts, Etc. - I got a gift basket from them when I participated in the DC Black Theater Festival. Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! www.dessertsetc.com 717-999-7996
Granny's Gourmet Sauces - I was so happy that my FAMU classmate and friend finally started bottling her delicious family recipe! The lines at her vendor booth are always the longest. "We believe that a deliciously healthy meal reflects a happy and healthy mind. A good meal starts with the selection of quality ingredients and attentive cooking to serve to the people we love. This Organic all purpose gourmet sauce will bring life to: Pork, Beef, Chicken, Seafood, Vegetables, & Much More! https://grannysgourmetsauces.com/product/grannys-seafood-shack-gourmet-sauce/
HotSugarPop - https://www.hotsugarpop.com/ - founded upon an idea and solution to better serve someone with almost every food allergy known to man, our son. Tye has inspired us to persevere with him to find a snack that almost anyone can enjoy. Our mission is to serve those similar to our son, but also everyone who is seeking another alternatives to snack food!
Ms. P’s Gluten-free - https://mspsgfree.com/ - founder / CEO Lisa Marsh makes the gluten-free world a tastier place. A Chicago native, her gluten-free baked goods are so popular with friends and family that she decided to start a business. Their granola is quite yummy! (773) 651-7777
Southern Girls Desserts - https://www.southerngirldesserts.com/.southerngirldesserts.com/ - Souhern Girl Desserts is co-owned by Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison, who combined their family recipes to create a Southern cupcake and dessert arsenal. "We pride ourselves on turning real ingredients into distinct and comforting ‘delectables. Everything is made with love, and we never cut corners." I can't walk by their shop without ordering one of their yummy treats! To have something delicious shipped to you, email Southern Girls Desserts at email@example.com
Puzzle Huddle - was created by Matthew and Marnel, a young couple with three young children. The family believes that all children should be reflected in a variety of products. As a result, they decided to create puzzles that affirm and inspire diverse children. firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 5747, Takoma Park MD, 20913 https://PuzzleHuddle.com
Hair and Skin Care
Brown Butter Beauty - "Brown Butter Beauty is an artisan small-batch beauty lifestyle brand based in Brooklyn New York. The products are inspired by my deeply rooted love of nature and plant life. My herbal infused plant based self-care collection includes hair, body and skin care products. I use natural oils, roots, clays, botanicals, essential oils and safe fragrances sourced from around the world to create effective unique products with a spa feel. We mix and fill by hand in small batches, using carefully sourced ingredients. We love to use ancient apothecary techniques when creating our products. We are inspired by nature and art." http://www.brownbutterbeauty.com
Oyin Handmade - Oyin Handmade is an artisanal manufacturer of moisture-rich personal care products, especially formulated for highly textured hair and dry skin. Since 2003, we’ve used food-grade ingredients to create high-performance personal care products with clean, good-for-you formulas. Oyin (“oy-yeen”) is the Yoruba word for honey! this ingredient is an incredible natural hydrating ingredient for dry hair, and also reminds us of sweetness, love, and joy - the feelings we seek to inspire in the everyday acts of self-care. http://www.oyinhandmade.com/
NaturAll Club - https://naturallclub.com/ - Our mission at NaturAll Club is to create products with integrity, while fostering and uplifting our community. We seek to accomplish this goal by using natural, safe, and nontoxic ingredients to make products that nourish the hair and body, while setting the highest standard of performance on the market.
Freedom Paper Company - www.freedompapercompany.com/ - Freedom Paper Company LLC (FPC) is a privately owned distributor of bathroom tissue and other paper products headquartered in Baltimore Maryland. FPC has instituted a new business paradigm for the 21st century as it seeks to be profitable for its investors, while being conscious of both the environment and the communities it serves. The firm takes the approach of nature itself, never taking without giving back. Freedom Paper Company provides a multitude of benefits through its products including small business development and customer incentives. 443-983-4457
Household / Gifts The Harlem Candle Company - www.harlemcandlecompany.com// is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem. Harlem Candle Company just may make most exquisite, most splendid smelling candles in the universe! After graduating from Florida A&M University with an MBA, the Houston native set her sights on New York City. Johnson released her first candle in 2014 and now has nearly a dozen scents that pay homage to figures and significant locations of the Harlem Renaissance. Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and Duke Ellington each have candles dedicated to them. Her most recent release pays tribute to James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Marketing / Printing
WDB Marketing - https://wdbmarketing.com/ - “…WDB Marketing has been the business partner and marketing engine behind several brands. To date, we have provided marketing services to thousands of businesses from larger corporations to everything in between. Our mission to positively impact our business community.” (708) 527-3090 - email@example.com
Bean Soup Times - eNewsletter featuring original and aggregated news with a focus in entrepreneurism, real estate, and Black culture. (Thanks to Bean Soup Times for recommending many of the Chicago businesses listed.) https://www.facebook.com/beansouptimes/
Black Enterprise Magazine - 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. www.blackenterprise.com/magazine
Bounce TV - "TV Our Way!"www.bouncetv.com www.bouncetv.com - The first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. Bounce TV’s founders include Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young.
O Magazine - The only national Black-own magazine guaranteed to have a Black woman (Oprah Winfrey) on the cover.
OWN TV (Oprah Winfrey Network) - is television and business icon Oprah Winfrey's television station, which includes amid its programming schedule her talk show, and several of Tyler Perry's television shows. https://www.oprah.com/app/own-tv.html
Urban One - https://urban1.com/ - Representing Black Culture - Home of TV ONe and Radio One - an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. Radio One is the largest radio broadcasting operation that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners.
BlackPR.com - the leading African-American newswire service on the web. We offer the most extensive press release distribution to the Black media. They are no longer distributing press releases about religious/gospel events, books and music. All other FAITH-BASED content is at their discretion. (866) 910-6277 https://BlackPR.com
Black PR Wire, Inc. - the nation's premier news distribution service center. The company's database holds a comprehensive listing of over 1,200 Black-owned publications and media and includes a comprehensive listing of key Black journalists throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Black PR Wire delivers its clients' press releases, video and audio news releases, electronic video messages and electronic newsletters to key reporters, writers, and influential grassroots, social and civic community leaders throughout the country. Black PR Wire also provides specialized services including direct media calls and product placement pitching as well as audio, video and e-newsletter development and distribution. Our service center has compiled and owns a comprehensive and continuously updated database of Black media and organizations throughout the country and the Caribbean, and has direct contacts with hundreds of Black and minority media outlets, community, social and civic groups and affiliates nationwide. http://blackprwire.com 1-877-252-2577 or 305-948-9575
National Black Public Relations Society - Since its founding in 1998, the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) has served as an advocate for black professionals in public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations, and related fields. Run by professionals for professionals, NBPRS addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in the major media markets and offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships, and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, non-profit, and private practice. http://nbprs.org (888) 976-0005
MV TRANSPORTATION INC. - When you have to get to work or somewhere else, MV Transportation can take you there. The company, founded in 1975 by husband-and-wife team Alex and Feysan Lodde, has nearly 13,000 employees and revenue of more than $700 million annually. Its 7,000 vehicles serve public and private passengers in 100 locations in 26 states plus Canada. It is the nation's "largest privately held passenger-transportation contracting firm." www.mvtransit.com
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