Black Owned

Why should you support black-owned businesses? 

There are many reasons to support black-owned businesses during the Black Lives Matter movement. Even though the majority of the protests against police brutality are peaceful, there are some that are violent.  They are looting local businesses, including black-owned businesses. 

Supporting black-owned business also shows a representation in the economy. When you decide to spend your money at a black-owned business, it shows that there is a need for an inclusive economy. Bringing attention to Black- and minority-owned businesses also show support that anyone can be a successful business owner (despite skin color). 

5 Black Owned Business You Should Support

Oyin Handmade

This brand started in 2001 by Jamyla Bennu, Jamlya is a lifelong naturalist & ingredient-conscious maker. Her passion for the company started when she couldn’t find natural hair products that can be used on highly textured, natural hair.One of her must-try products is the Honey Hemp detangling and moisturizing hair conditioner. 

Canvas Colors

This brand started by Ashley Lee, her goal is to create lip products that were free of toxins and unnatural ingredients. Her passion for the company started when she was trying to find a lipstick that was not filled with harmful ingredients, without much success. One of her must-try products is the liquid matte lipstick in the color You Wish, which is perfect for the summer. 

Orange Culture

This brand started in 2011 by Adebayo Oke-Lawal, his brand’s mission is “ It is a “movement” that covers universal silhouettes with an African touch to a creative class of men” This company’s clothing is unique and gives a fashion week look. One of his must buy products is Suli tie-dye vest, the fun print and colors are perfect for the upcoming summer. 

Black Pepper Paperie Co.

This brand is developed by Hadiya Williams and is based in Washington D.C, her brand provides modern home decor. She focuses on creating “ globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces that include wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel”. If you want to add a new decor piece to your living space, a must-buy product is the Big Sound wall piece.

Dope Coffee

This brand is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and developed by Michael Loyd. His brand sells coffee with a big mission “ we create special products inspired by Black culture for the culture but everyone is invited to the party”. A great way to taste their coffee is to buy the Pleasure Pack, which includes the many different flavors the company has. 

What do you think of the brands mentioned? 

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