Local Black Owned Businesses and Causes to Support
FUNDS: Massachusetts Bail Fund | FANG Community Bail Fund (Massachusetts and Rhode Island) | Boston Resiliency Fund | Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Brown and Coconut - Is a line of botanical-based skin care products created by Boston sisters Letisha and Zeena Brown
Trust Therapeutics, LLC - A behavioral health group practice offering mental health and psychiatric services to youth, college students, and professionals in Boston, founded by Lisa L. Robinson
Anointed Hands Massage & Spa Essentials - In Randolph, owned by Diana Gethers, offers
APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
Fawn Over Me - Provides baby products created by Christine Brown in Worcester, who also makes masks.
Tafari Wraps - In Boston, was founded by designer Imani McFarlane and offers a line of African head wraps, head-wrapping services, and educational workshops.
TCS Sportswear - Owned by Aaron Higginbottom and Ralph Sanon, is a company in Boston that designs and supplies sports apparel for schools and local businesses.
Schnelle Cares - In Boston and creates masks. A portion of the sales are donated to the Boston Resiliency Fund.
Villeside Customs - Custom apparel and signage shop in Somerville owned by Jabir Ducasse.
TECH AND ONLINE SERVICES
The Other Boston - Founded by Genevieve Angelique, is a curated list of weekly events aimed to connect Boston’s Black community. Angelique also recently launched a t-shirt line with the goal of showing Black Boston pride.
Spark FM - Plays urban and Caribbean music and was created by Danielle Johnson, the first Black woman in Boston to own an all-digital radio station, “to empower the underserved voice of the community”.
Pulse 24/7 - An online booking system and scheduling app founded by Andy Jacques, helps business owners in the service industry manage bookings, operations, and payments.
LiteWork Events - A social events platform run by Farrah Belizaire, aims to bring networking opportunities for young urban professionals.
Jamoji App LLC - In Boston, founded by Colleen Hall, is a Jamaican lifestyle emoji app that includes cultural expressions, phrases, food, and places.
Deliver Wash - Full-service laundry delivery service in Boston, owned by Dion McKinley and Kamau Roulhac.
Grace Cleaning Co. - In Milton, owned by Lakeisha Harewood, is a cleaning service for residents in Greater Boston.
UHM Properties - Full-service property management company in Dorchester, owned by J. Kevin Bynoe, Sheila Harper, and Patricia Farr.
SALONS AND BARBER SHOPS
Simply Erinn’s Unisex Hair Salon - In Cambridge, is owned by Erinn Danielle, who connected with clients through video consultations and delivered hair products during the shop’s closure due to the pandemic
The Private Office Barbershop - In Hyde Park, a barbershop that offers haircuts and customized designs owned by Sandler Lacoste, a.k.a Dr. Boogs the Barber, MD
Hair It Is Barbershop - owned by Daniel Garcia-Decoteau, is a family-owned unisex shop in Mattapan
House of Colour Salon - Luxury hair salon in Boston co-owned by Jacqui Che and Jensy Padilla
Bonita Hair Salon - In Somerville. Owned by Nailah Montalvo and offers hair, makeup, and other services for both women and men.
A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand - Founded by Anna Foster. Business coaching, marketing, and strategy platform that organizes the annual Maven Conference, one of the largest conferences in Boston for women of color.
Black Market - Pop-up marketplace in Roxbury’s Nubian Square owned by Kai and Christopher Grant that focuses on economic justice, arts and culture, and civic engagement
Giselle’s Flowers & Gifts - Small florist shop in Roxbury owned by Antonietta Barros, whose designs are featured in private homes, offices, and at special events
OneUnited Bank - In Boston, is the “largest Black-owned bank in America,” and committed to serving low/moderate income communities and increasing financial literacy, with additional office locations in Los Angeles and Miami
Pure Oasis - In Dorchester, Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop, is co-owned by Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart, the first economic empowerment applicants to open a pot shop in Massachusetts
The Green Lady Dispensary - On Nantucket, is a marijuana dispensary owned by Rupert and Nicole Campbell
Spokehouse – Bowdoin Bike School - An instruction-based community bicycle shop in Dorchester owned by Noah Hicks
Reconciled Business Services LLC - In Waltham, founded by accountant and tax strategist Rebecca Merzius, offers accounting services to individuals and businesses
Wisdem LLC - Founded by Stephen L. Ball, provides career advising and college admissions consulting services to clients in Greater Boston and beyond through Zoom and in-person meetings
The Williams Agency - In Cambridge, is a marketing and event planning firm founded by Nicola Williams, who produces several regional events such as the Boston Local Food Festival, Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, and Boston Jerkfest, and serves on the board of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts
Studio 24 Graphix & Printing - in Boston, billed as one of the largest full-service print shops in New England, is run by president and founder Ansy Chevalier