Black-Owned Businesses to Support


With New York City beginning Phase 1 of re-opening this week following the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to stop for a second to recognize the detrimental and disproportionate effect that it had on people of color, specifically Black people. Reports from New York Magazine show that in April, at the virus’s peak, black New Yorkers died at a rate of 204.79 per 100,000 people while white New Yorkers died at a rate of 102.94 per 100,000 people.

As the nation recovers and works towards some semblance of normalcy, we’re faced with the reality that perhaps normalcy shouldn’t be the goal at all. Perhaps it’s an opportunity to do our part in leveling a tremendously unleveled playing field. It’s time we all make a concerted effort in supporting and revitalizing the businesses of the population that was hit the hardest by COVID-19. In an effort to provide visibility and support we want to shed light on some Black-owned businesses that are currently operating that you can patron right now.

Apparel

A-Cold-Wall
Studio 189
BLK MKT Vintage
Daily Paper
Fear of God
The Brooklyn Circus
Atelier New Regime
Union
Waffles N Cream
Waraire Boswell
Royal Jelly Harlem
Ghetto Gastro
HOPPS Skateboards

Beauty / Health / Fragrance

Unsun
Ceylon Skincare
BGLH Marketplace
AFRA
Jumu Brand
Scotch Porter
Chris Collins
Alaffia
The Orange Moon

Accessories

Coco and Breezy
Jumu Brand
Sincerely, Tommy

Home and Garden

Lichen NYC
Sheila Bridges
Studio Artificer
Peace and Riot
Pottery by Osa
PUR Home
xN Studio
Jungalow
Tackussanu Senegal
Clare Paints
Brooklyn Clay Industries
Claude Home
Bloom and Plume Flowers
Brooklyn Blooms
Saint Flora
Natty Garden

Footwear

Brother Vellies
Cool and Casual Studios
Byas & Leon
Waraire Boswell
Uptown Yardie

Books

Harriett's Bookshop
Frugal Bookstore
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore
Mahogany Books
The Lit Bar
DTR 360 Books

Food & Drink

Blk & Bold
Red Bay Coffee
Supr Mrkt
Sweet Dames
Veggies Natural Juice Bar
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
Sols Sips
Bunna Cafe
Melba's
Grandchamps
Greedi Kitchen / Greedi Vegan
The Crabby Shack
Brown Butter
Ode To Babel / Good Life BK
Bed Vyne Wine & Spirits
Las Lap
Maison Harlem
Bloom and Plume Coffee
Maison Harlem
Teranga

Hotels

Akwaaba Mansion
Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa
Urban Cowboy

Art Collectives / Galleries

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
ARTNOIR
The Laundromat Project
Black Visions Collective
Art Hoe Collective
The Underground Museum
MoCADA