Black Lives Matter: Support these black companies during pandemic
Mahogany Books (online)
Starting as an online book store over a decade ago, Mahogany Books specializes in books “written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora.” In 2017, they opened a storefront in Washington D.C. but their online store is still available to shop from.
The Lit. Bar (Bronx)
The only bookstore in the Bronx, The Lit. Bar opened in 2019 and is serving the Bronx’s 1.5 million residents.
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery (Chicago)
As fans of the punctuation mark here at Film Daily it was incumbent upon us to mention Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery, the only black female-owned bookstore in Chicago.
A Touch of Grace Salon (Dallas)
A Touch of Grace Salon is a charming hair salon owned & operated by a black woman. Located in Dallas Texas, this small salon has a 5/5 star rating on Facebook.
Lauren Napier Beauty (online)
Former celebrity makeup artist Lauren Napier created a line of face wipes which hydrate the skin as it takes off your makeup. The wipes have a more comfortable texture compared to other brands – not to mention, they’re individually wrapped, so they won’t dry out.
Hyper Skin (online)
Desiree Verdejo made Hyper Skin after pregnancy hormones left her with uncontrollable acne & stubborn hyperpigmentation. Hyper Skin’s first product, Hyper Clear, is an affordable vitamin C serum to prevent your skin from going through what hers did.
Love Remixed (Fort Worth)
Love Remixed is a stunning fashion brand located in Fort Worth, Texas. Be sure to check out this this family-run brand if you’re in the market for some fresh clothes. Love Remixed also ships to select locations.
Brooklyn Circus (Brooklyn)
Located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, Circus is a menswear store featured in Black-Owned Brooklyn, in which its owner Ougi Theodore referenced the styles the store carries to “Cooley High, sports, Jay-Z Brooklyn, and Spike Lee Brooklyn”.
Cool and Casual Studios (online)
Located in Los Angeles but selling online, Cool and Casual Studios offers a mix of vintage & independent designers. From breezy striped linen shirts to stonewashed vintage jeans, Cool and Casual Studios has a wide selection.
V Eats (Dallas)
V Eats is a modern vegan restaurant located in Dallas which describes itself as “Vegan dishes that replicate many carnivorous delights in a colorful, laid-back setting with a patio”. The modern aesthetic & mouthwatering dishes are enough to bring anyone in, vegan or not.
Brooklyn Tea (Brooklyn)
Located in Bed-Stuy, this adorable tea shop is run by couple Ali & Jamila. The charming space is a great escape from the world outside and its positive vibe-filled owners bring the whole experience together.
Jones Bar-B-Q (Kansas City)
Jones Bar-B-Q was featured in Queer Eye season 3. Its owners getting makeovers from the cast of Queer Eye isn’t the only thing marking Jones Bar-B-Q on our map. Its delicious menu & modern aesthetic also draw in the crowds.
Next Level Golf (Fort Worth)
If you’re in the market for brand new golf equipment, Fort Worth’s Next Level Golf, needs to be on your list of places to check out. Apart from its wide selection of equipment to browse, Next Level Golf also features indoor putting greens to try out your equipment before making the purchase.
Black Girls Run (multiple locations)
Black Girls Run was founded in 2009 with the goal of ending the obesity epidemic among black women. This running group now has chapters in dozens of locations. There are so many in fact that it’s more than likely you’re close to one right now. Black Girls Run proudly accepts new & experienced runners and supports charities with each race they run.
Ailey Extension (online)
Ailey Extension offers dance & fitness classes for everyone, even if you’ve never danced before. For obvious reasons, Ailey Extension’s doors are currently closed. But, they’re offering online Zoom classes for children & adults.