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Small Black-Owned Businesses To Support In Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee

Small Black-Owned Businesses To Support In Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee

Supporting our own!

We owe a debt of gratitude for all the hard work put in by Black people across the country to exercise their right to vote at the polls and by mail. Black people showed up in historic numbers and helped change the outcome of our country for years to come, especially in Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. We want to thank those cities by sharing a few small Black-owned businesses where you can show your appreciation with your dollars.

We know we’ve missed hundreds, so share your favorite in the comments!

Atlanta

The Better Buggy

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A grocery delivery service bringing produce and products from Black-owned farms and suppliers.

Website: https://www.thebetterbuggy.com/

The Slutty Vegan

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This plant-based burger joint has been feeding people across ATL, even handing out free food to voters. The food truck always has lines around the block!

Website: https://sluttyveganatl.com/

Brave + Kind Bookshop

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This bookstore offers curbside pickup and book subscription services in the Atlanta area. 

Website: https://www.braveandkindbooks.com/

Sustainable Home Goods

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If you're looking for a way to spruce up your new office while you're working from home you can visit this ethically sourced shop for unique goods from around the world.

Website: https://yoursustainablehome.com

Detroit

Detroit Vs. Everybody

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Tommey Walker created this brand to "rebuild Detroit's image through the restored pride of Detroiters universally." The clothing uplifts Black culture from Detroit and around the country.

Website: https://vseverybody.com/

Be Kind Detroit

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This lifestyle brand hopes to bring awareness to a mindful life, which is conscious to the health of the world we live on together.

Website: https://www.bekinddetroit.com/

Elle Jae Essentials

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The founder was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2008 and after finding nothing was helping her skin irritation she decided to create her own safe and healthy products in 2017.

Website: https://ellejaeessentials.com/

House of Pure Vin

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This wine shop has a tasting room and wine club where you can have some of the finest wines delivered to your house each month. Cheers!

Website: https://houseofpurevin.com/

Milwaukee

SmashBox MKE

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You can let out your stress and frustration at this Milwaukee rage room where visitors can smash plates, televisions, or their own belongings!

Website: https://smashboxmke.com/

Big Daddy's BBQ and Soul Food

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This soul foul restaurant caters to hungry foodies around Milwaukee and has continued to press on throughout the COVID-19 closures.

Website: https://biggyds.com/

America's Black Holocaust Museum

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Founded in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron to discuss the history and resilience of Black people in America.

Website: https://www.abhmuseum.org/

Alice's Garden Urban Farm

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Alice’s Garden teaches regenerative farming and community cultural development to the people in the area.

Website: https://www.alicesgardenmke.com/

Philadelphia

Freedom Apothecary

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Owners Morrisa Jenkins and Bonkosi Alyssa Horn believe in holistic wellness as radical self care so they created a space to support community with holistic skin, wellness, and lifestyle products.

Website: https://www.freedomapothecary.com/

Girls Auto Clinic


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They are disrupting the auto mechanic industry with a woman-owned and operated auto clinic dedicated to serving and inspiring woman.

Website: http://girlsautoclinic.com/ 

Harriet's Bookshop

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This bookstore named after Harriet Tubman has a mission to celebrate women authors, women artists, and women activists.

Website: https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/

DanceFit Entertainment

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They're bringing fun and fitness to the Philly area with high energy dance workouts. During the pandemic they are opening a variety of classes online, outside, and in person to keep people safely active during this time.

Website: https://www.dancefitex.com/