Ring in the winter season by kicking off your holiday shopping with these 16 local businesses that were highlighted at the New York Urban League Young Professionals’ 2016 Black Business Bazaar! Review our list of amazing businesses, apps and websites to help you commit to consistently supporting Black-owned businesses. There’s something for everyone and there’s no better gift than knowing that by #buyingblack you are #givingback and empowering your community by circulating the black dollar!
As you browse and shop online, remember that buying black should be a lifestyle and not just something we do during the holidays and Black History Month. Our dollars are our voice and we can support our communities with our economic impact. Let’s get to shopping!
1) Activate Increase – financial literacy and financial services
2) Strong & Elite – apparel
3) Choko Mode – apparel
4) Collective Vision Studios – photography and graphic design
5) Crumbs & Roses – bakery
6) Financial Education Services – financial services
8) Geenie Box – gifts in a box
9) Harlem Candle Company – candles
10) How to Dance, LLC. – dance instruction
11) RC Design – graphic design and holiday cards
12) Trashina Connor, Author of 18 Ingredients to Make Daddy – author
13) University of Dope Card Game – card game
14) Wake Up Black Wall Street – apparel
15) Work Hard Train Harder – personal trainer
16) Alfred Edmond, Author of Loving in the Grown Zone – author
Apps & Websites
- Black Owned Businesses – free app
- Black Enterprise 100 – list of black businesses
- Afrobella’s online black-owned businesses – list of black businesses
- Black Owned Biz – list of black businesses
- The Root’s 50 Holiday Gift Ideas – list of black businesses
- Essence Guide to Shopping Black Businesses for the Holidays – list of black businesses
Join the Movement
At the New York Urban League Young Professionals, we believe economic empowerment is the civil rights issue of our time and it’s all too often that black businesses continue to face institutionalized racism, a lack of trust and support for their goods and services. This is a stark reminder that the conversation needs to continue and it starts with us.
Support #BlackBusinesses and join the conversation by doing the following:
- Take a stand and tell us why it’s important to purchase black using the hashtag #YPurchaseBlack.
- Join our Buy Black Challenge by taking selfies at Black-owned businesses using the hashtag #YPurchaseBlack and tagging @nyulyp.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the work of safeguarding our civil rights and bringing economic justice to our communities, please contact Civics and Economics Chair Chanelle Brown.