The Black Lives Matter Movement declared July 7th, 2020 BLACKOUT DAY for consumers to spend their money with black owned businesses. The black community makes up over 1 trillion dollars of spending power. Around the globe people of different ethnicities, locations, and creeds was told to upload their receipts showing that they spent with black owned business, because we need to see the difference between BLACK OWNED and just a BLACK BUSINESS for black people.
Companies like Oyin Handmade, Curls Dynasty, and Blessed and Kech are black-owned in cities that offer some dope product. These are the business to stop by or just show love to.
Philadelphia aka Philly aka The City of Brotherly Love: FOOD
Rhythm and Brunch: A black owned food spot located in SW Philly. They have some bomb pineapple upside down pancakes, shrimp and grits, hot wings, and cauliflower bites for their vegan clientele.
Ms. Tootsies: A delicious soul food spot located off the historic South St., Ms. Tootsies serves up those southern tasty treats such as mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken, and waffles. They have two locations so make sure you check them out if you’re ever in Philly.
Houston aka Clutch City aka the Bayou City: BEAUTY/Health
Blessed and Kech: An Organic Holistic brand of candles, facial and body products made from the earth. If your looking for amazing CBD infused items Blessed and Kech is your go to.
Dr. Simone Ellis, Dentist: Dr. Simone Ellis is located on the SW side of Houston, TX. She’s part of a handful of black dentists in Houston that provides new smiles for her community. Along with her brother, the two created the first-ever Black Box – a subscription box highlighting black entrepreneurs.
So, if you’re ever in Philly or Houston, make sure you hit up these amazing black businesses and make sure you tell them Ryan sent you.
Atlanta aka HOTlanta aka ATL: BEAUTY
Boujilip Cosmetics is an all gender/all races makeup line based in Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa, the owner has been in business over 10+ years building and expanding her brand to reach the masses, one lipstick at a time.
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