Black-Owned Businesses and Creators You Can Support

Black-Owned Businesses and Creators You Can Support

Localish's mission has always been to elevate the voices of locals living in our communities. As Black Lives Matter protests continue in response to the incidents of police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, we wanted to offer another avenue to be a catalyst for change by supporting local black-owned businesses in your cities and towns.

To start, here are just a few of the black-owned establishments, non-profits, and creators that we've had the privilege of covering across America:

SIENNA SAUCE, Texas: Tyla-Simone Crayton isn't your typical 15-year-old. She may be in tenth grade, but when she isn't at school, she runs her own company. Sienna Sauce is something the young CEO created after relocating from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the Sienna Plantation area of Texas. For more information, visit: www.siennasauce.com

PIMENTO JAMAICAN KITCHEN, Minneapolis: Owner Tomme Beevas wanted to support his community, so he turned his kitchen into a donation center for those affected by the protests. For more information visit: https://pimentokitchen.com/

SOL SIPS, New York: Sol Sips is a Vegan restaurant located in Brooklyn, New York. The owner is Francesca Chaney who wants to bring affordable, delicious Vegan food to her community. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/solsips/

GOLDEN GLOVES CUISINE, ILLINOIS: Golden Gloves Cuisine is the self-proclaimed "Home of the Knockout Flavors" and their cognac-infused chicken wings are no exception. Fans are flocking to the Hammond, IN soul food restaurant where 'Henny-thing' is possible! Visit: https://www.goldenglovescuisine.com/

BISA BUTLER, New Jersey: When Bisa Butler started to create her art, she knew she wanted it to be more than just portraits. She wanted to represent the energy and vibrancy of African American life. Her quilted masterpieces will amaze you. Check out her work at: https://www.instagram.com/bisabutler

URBAN YOUTH RACING SCHOOL, Philadelphia: Urban Youth Racing School has been bringing the motor sports industry to kids in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. The free after school program is 10 weeks offering a chance for kids to learn about the industry in the classroom and on the track. The idea behind the program and the series is to make STEM learning cool for kids and offer kids in the city a glimpse into an industry that traditionally does not look like them. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/UYRS1

TYLER CLARK, Illinois3D artist, Tyler Clark, creates pieces highlighting important figures in the black community. Tyler's work is focused around women empowerment and self-love. She highlights black women with the hope of inspiring young girls to appreciate black culture and see themselves in a positive light. For more information, visit: https://www.instagram.com/inspirebytyler/

TURKEY LEG HUT, Texas: The Turkey Leg Hut has become a Houston sensation thanks to recent endorsements from Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart and James Harden to name a few. The fall-off-the-bone turkey legs can be glazed with Hennessey or Stuffed with Dirty Rice, Alfredo Shrimp or Cajun crawfish mac and cheese. For more visit: https://theturkeyleghut.com/

TAILOR MADE FACE MASK, CaliforniaLike many small business owners, designer Troy Anthony was forced to think outside the box after the coronavirus pandemic halted his business. He decided to produce tailor-made face masks as a way to stay productive and help others. A portion of sales go to making mask donations to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, for more information please visit www.tailormadefacemask.com

TONL, Seattle: Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi teamed up to start TONL with the mission to create culturally diverse stock photos that represent the true world we live in. For more information visit: https://tonl.co/