13 of Our Favorite Black-owned Businesses
Although African American's make up 12.7% of the U.S. population, they represent only 4.3% of the country's 22.2 million business owners. Black entrepreneurs face less access to start-up and other kinds of capital. Therefore making it more difficult for them to maintain a business, let alone start one. The Black community has been hit hard due to the pandemic, yet we have some businesses out there that are still standing and doing pretty well for themselves. That in itself is no easy feat.
Here are 13 of our favorite Black-owned businesses. While there are so many other Black businesses that we love and support, we want to lift up these businesses for all they're doing. If you get the opportunity, check them out for yourself and try to support them however you can.
My Black Beauty Box
My Black Beauty Box is a cultural phenomenon. It brings together handmade products by the Black community for the Black community - products like soaps, body scrubs, hair oils, candles, shower gels, and more. Each box is theme-based for the month and allows its lucky subscriber the opportunity to partake in some of the best specially-made products around. This is a company that takes great pride in lifting others and being supportive of its own. According to the owner of My Black Beauty Box, they are "committed to bringing much-needed revenue into the Black community, creating jobs and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and creatives while promoting generational wealth that contributes to closing the wage gap."
Reveal My Glow
Reveal My Glow's mission is to provide authentic and all-natural resources for their customers. And authentic and all-natural they are, as their products are sourced from Ghana, Africa. They pride themselves in using high-quality, clean, toxin-free, and all-natural products. Their motherland collection stems from the authentic net body exfoliator to African black soap.
Ever tried to find a black business in your area? It may be hard to find what you're looking for. Advertising is expensive; for black businesses, it may not be at the top of their budget. But Blocal Search is doing their part in helping black businesses be more visible. Blocal Search is a digital search engine that can find any business based on their type of business and location. From accessories and apparel to writers and editors, find the black business you need through Blocal Search.
Caring for plants can be therapeutic. The owner of Soil Vibes understands this concept and is on a mission to increase the quality of life for as many people as they can. Soil Vibes has a vast selection of plants, as well as plant starter kits for anyone who has a green thumb or trying to get one. This business believes they can help provide healing with their plants to anyone dealing with anxiety and depression and shift their mindset.
Pieces of Kandakes, LLC
Pieces of Kandakes has specialty pieces of jewelry that are of queen attire. They are of the mindset that every queen should have these pieces. Pieces include necklaces, headpieces, wrist harnesses, waist beads, ankle wear, affirmation, earrings, and bracelets.
The Spiritual Boldness Coach
Mi'esha Gabriella is the Spiritual Boldness Coach helping black women overcome anxiety, depression, and stress one person at a time. Through affirmations, daily regiments, and one-on-one coaching, she is not only changing lives, but she is also creating a movement.
MNBlackBox brings the magic of over 20 Black entrepreneur women together in one place and makes them available for the whole world to enjoy. MNBlackBox is intentional in collaborating with black female entrepreneurs to inspire, motivate, and build up one another. They are truly rooted in building community, sharing resources, and learning from one another. Their monthly subscription box brings awareness, shifts spending patterns, and provides opportunities for their customers to experience awesome new products from Black entrepreneurs - and they do this one box at a time.
Free To Be Black
Free To Be Black is a Black-owned brand that aims to empower their community to embrace their blackness, raise their consciousness, and take pride in their culture with their products. Their products include some of the most noteworthy affirmations on tees, hoodies, and sweatshirts.
Madam J Beauty
Madam J Beauty is a luxury, plant-based beauty brand. Their brand intersects quality and uniqueness with effectiveness. They use the finest and most natural ingredients to make all of their hand made products - jewelry, cosmetics, body care, skincare, and fragrances. The making of these products through major beauty brands can contain toxic ingredients, and this can be detrimental to the health of the Black community. They're on a mission to provide healthier alternatives to the Black community to protect the skin with mindful and sustainably sourced products.
Mindset & Manifestation
Mindset & Manifestation is led by Kelley Green, an NYC Certified Life Coach. Mindset and Manifestation is about helping women heal negative beliefs and manifest their dream life. Green is phenomenal as she shares daily affirmation and provides women with the coaching they need to manifest their best life now.
Bodied By Shannon
Bodied by Shannon was born to fill a personal need but later grew into something more about community. Seeing a need that would not just fill a gap in her own health crisis, she decided to make it available to others. And so, the unique essential oil and herbal mixes that are handmade with care and love are now available to everyone. Every order she fills is made with love and positive energy, and she passes that over to every customer she has. Her body butter and bath oils are sure to alleviate joint and muscle pain.
Enchantment Naturals offers a variety of natural skincare products. The products include body scrub, soap bar, bath bombs, lip glosses, moisturizer, cleanser, bath soaks, and jewelry. Their mission is to spread beauty inside and out as well as instilling self-love in everything they do.
Have you been thinking about becoming a vegan? Herban AF is the one place to shop for all things plant-based. It even has your resource guide to eating whole plant food. The guide includes the difference between vegan and plant-based lifestyles; tips on transitioning plant base, dealing with friends and family, as well as staying on track. It has a full and detailed grocery list, recipes, and a letter of encouragement.
Know of some amazing Black-owned businesses that we should checkout? Share your favorites in the comments below!