Black Owned Business

New Jamaican Patois-Speaking Doll Takes Off in the UK

With a population of 300,000 the United Kingdom holds the second largest number (behind the United States) of Jamaicans living outside Jamaica. Still, the black doll market is underdeveloped, with most shipped in from the United States. UK-Jamaican teacher Saffron... Continue Reading

[Pics] Kwanzaa Bar Crawl Supporting Black-Owned Bars and Restaurants in Brooklyn Draws 1600 People

What happens when you merge Kwanzaa and the Buy Black movement? You get Brooklyn’s Kwanzaa Crawl, the brainchild of comedian and writer Kerry Coddett. In an interview with the New York Daily News, she says the event, in its first... Continue Reading

40+ Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deals from Black Owned Businesses — 2016

For the past few years, I have personally shunned the idea of supporting mega corporate brands for Black Friday, and instead focus on indie, mainly black-owned brands. The sale details are now starting to pour in, so check out this... Continue Reading

Beauty Vloggers Beat Their Faces With Black-Owned Cosmetics ONLY for the #BOMB Challenge

The B.O.M.B (Black-Owned Make-up Brand) Challenge was created by black beauty vloggers Alyssa Forever and Alissa Ashley. In a video introducing the challenge Alyssa stated her reasoning; “With everything that is going on right now, I think it’s really important... Continue Reading

28 Black-Owned Skincare Brands To Try This Summer

Get your summer skin glowing and smooth with these black-owned skincare brands: Bekura Beauty The sugar scrub is my favorite! Founded in 2011 by Rashida in under the name of its parent company (Beauty Assortment for the Sun-Kissed®) – Bekura™ is... Continue Reading

14 Incredible Handbags Created by Black-Owned Design Companies

We’ve let you in on both black-owned swimwear and cosmetic lines and now we’ve found some of best black handbag designers out there. Tired of that Michael Kors? In the market for a new bag? Look no further than these... Continue Reading

10 Black Woman-Run Sites We Check Daily

The number of black women creating online content is steadily rising, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The black woman’s narrative has been told by people other than black women for far too long. So it’s both refreshing and empowering to... Continue Reading

7 Five-Star Rated Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts to Try This Summer

Tax season is here which means many of us will have a few extra dollars to invest in a quality respite from everyday life. The summer months are a short and cherished time of year, so I intend to spend... Continue Reading

Black Beauty Blogger Creates App that Spotlights Makeup Swatches on Dark Skin

When it comes to women of color, representation in cosmetics brand marketing typically falls flat. It can become disheartening for women of color to discover that a popular lipstick pictured on a fair skinned model looks completely different on brown... Continue Reading

15+ Black-Owned Swaps for Your Favorite Natural Hair Products

This month, I’ve been all about that #NaturalHairBLACKOUT life. So many of you have left encouraging words, pledged support, or let me know that you already #buyblack. Man, I gotta tell you… this ish is heartwarming. I had a conversation... Continue Reading

34 Black-Owned Companies Making Inroads in the Cosmetics Industry

Cosmetics companies have long had a habit of excluding black women from their agenda. We’re often an afterthought, and that ain’t cool. Now, there are exceptions to this rule: Fashion Fair, Lancome, and Mac Cosmetics, to name a few. But... Continue Reading

MASTER LIST: 50 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide for Naturals — 2015 Edition

It’s that time again, my fellow naturalistas! I’m back again with the ULTIMATE Black Friday // Small Business Saturday // Cyber Monday shopping list for 2015! In the alphabetized list below, you’ll find popular brands, new brands, and everything in-between... Continue Reading

MASTER LIST: 80 Black Owned-Businesses to Shop this Black Friday!

The biggest shopping day in America, Black Friday, will be here before you know it. And with the recent surge of entrepreneurship in the black community, we think it’s important for you to consider the following list of black-owned businesses... Continue Reading