We’re taking a break from our *fine* sense of humor to post this real list of businesses because fuck racism. Are you trying to find a way to circulate your dollars within black communities instead of dropping them into the hands of white-owned multinational corporations? In this day and age, prosperity and power come from economic investment. LET US BE CLEAR: there is no ethical consumption under capitalism, but here are 6 places you can find black-owned businesses in your area.
- Find a Facebook Group
There are so many facebook groups being created for black business owners to plug and share their businesses. Some groups are specific to a state or region, others are large national groups where you can search for state-specific posts.
- Official Black Wall Street – https://officialblackwallstreet.com/
One of the largest online directories for black-owned businesses in the US. The directory is easy to navigate by industry and by location. They also have an app.
- We Buy Black – https://webuyblack.com/
An online marketplace for black-owned businesses to sell their products directly to consumers.
- Know Your Rights Camp – https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/
Not a business, but this is Colin Kaepernick’s foundation to educate and provide resources to black and brown communities. KYRC also has a legal defense initiative to provide legal help for those facing injustice while fighting injustice. You should donate.
- African American Chamber of Commerce
Every state and city has its own Chamber of Commerce. It is worth checking also if there is a Black Chamber of Commerce in your area as well. They will have a comprehensive directory of black-owned businesses under their jurisdiction.
- Literally Just Use Google
You can literally just google “Black Owned Businesses in _____” and you will find a local media website or even a Reddit thread with lists of businesses. Below are a few examples of region-specific sites.
- Black Owned Chicago – https://blackownedchicago.com/
- Voice of Black Cincinnati – httls://thevoiceofblackcincinnati.com/black-businesses/
- Texas Black Pages – https://www.texasblackpages.com/
- Wanderer Nicole – http://wanderernicole.com/sioux-falls-south-dakota-black-owned-businesses/