11 Black-Owned Businesses That You Should Support

11 Black-Owned Businesses That You Should Support
Black people are the only group of people that allow outsiders to control their economy.

AFRICANGLOBE – It’s always important to think about what (and who) you support—and it’s always a great time to shop at and support Black-owned businesses. When people need new cosmetics, apparel, or décor, they tend to shop at big-box retailers; few people shop at Black-owned businesses. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite businesses!

Cosmetics/Skincare/Hair

AJ Crimson BeautyOne of the most trusted names and leading authorities in the beauty industry. Their cosmetic line contains shades for women of every ethnic background and skin tone.

Beauty BakerieA multimillion-dollar cosmetics brand with a motto of “better, not bitter.” Beauty Bakerie’s founder and CEO Cashmere Nicole works to empower men and women who have experienced hardship.

BLAC Minerals: Merced Saint Boyce created an all-natural makeup line for women of color. It’s formulated without animal testing, parabens, or sulfates.

CURLS, LLCMahisha Dellinger’s company maintains the highest standards for quality ingredients and has emerged as a leader in the natural hair care industry.

Dirt Don’t Hurt: Created by three sisters, Dirt Don’t Hurt products are all-natural, plant-based activated charcoal products for face and teeth.

Apparel

Beautiful in Every ShadeCreated by Carlton Mackey, the company is a grassroots empowerment movement that works to transcend colonized beauty standards.

Little MuffinCakesDebra Raney founded Little MuffinCakes to reinforce the fact that every child needs to know why they’re important. She creates products that reflect what children see in the mirror.

Royal Jelly HarlemAn African-inspired clothing and home decorating line founded by a mother and her daughter in 2011. All items are made in NYC.

Arts

Kaesani: Representation and inclusion are important for children. Kaesani is the #1 resource for black children’s literature that links parents and readers to the African diaspora.

Fire Next Time CeramicsWhitney Wade runs her Etsy shop through her home in Chicago and is inspired by all things vintage, historical, and black.

Don’t Sleep InteriorsInspired by Emory Douglas and the designers of Street Etiquette, Don’t Sleep Interior combines interior décor and culture from the African diaspora.

This year, try to find black-owned businesses that work to empower black men and women as well as other marginalized individuals. All of these companies have wonderful products, and you support black-owned business with every order.