There are many ways we can celebrate black history month, but as a black-owned business, we know there is probably nothing as impactful as supporting the business dreams and aspirations we are building today.
Being a business owner is a rigorous journey filled with obstacles, challenges, and adversities unrealizable until within the circumstances - all of this is tremendously compounded by being black. We all have an impact on the world by the choices we make daily. Take the power you have and be conscious, support us - buy black, listen black, read black, eat black, support black, not just this month... always ∞
We want to highlight a few businesses we are proud to support and believe you'll appreciate as well. Check them out:
Created by a kid from the Inner City of Los Angeles. A brand founded on self-belief and dedication to never stop working towards your greatness no matter the hardship. Representing a personal promise to Honor the Gift He has given you.
A body of work with a focus on quality, purpose, and storytelling. These core concepts are applied to the construction of the product all the way to the physical spaces they live in. Inspired by Russell Westbrook’s youth, Honor the Gift is built out of respect for where he came from and where anyone can take themselves.
Shop Honor The Gift's newest collection here
Rooted in the center of the historical Leimart Park, the coffee shop serves as a cultural hub for the community and city a like. Whether its hosting music showcases, brand pop ups, or community events - Harun truly understands "it takes a village.”
Open Monday – Friday: 7am - 5pm | Weekends: 11am – 7pm
Visit the shop at:
4336 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Queen Los Angeles is a Black Woman owned creative plant store and e-commerce company specializing in premium, healthy plants and designer pots. Their mission is to enhance the lives of their customers and community with the magic of plants!
They've combined everything learned in 25 years of fashion with endless hours of plant research to create a unique plant centered lifestyle brand. They aim to educate customers about all of the amazing benefits that plants provide and find new and fun ways to infuse plant life with modern culture.
Open Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Visit the shop at:
5011 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Grilled Fraiche is a culinary fusion concept with caribbean blends, operated as a (QSR) quick service restaurant. Founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2015 with a food truck they soon opened their first brick and mortar location in the city of South Central LA, known as Hyde Park in March 2017.
As a family business, they are looking to continue to grow in the community and provide human beings from all walks of life healthier quality food options. They stand to support one another and build communities through culture, providing an enjoyable experience through their customer service; eating great food, good music, positive vibes, and meeting great people along the way. They currently have two additional locations in South Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Visit their site for various location info:
Founded by artists Noah and Karon Davis in 2012, The Underground Museum (The UM) is an arts and culture center operating out of four converted storefronts in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. They bring art experiences traditionally reserved for major institutions to diverse audiences for free. They believe that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society and that increasing access to art will inspire, educate, and transform lives.
The UM is a cultural hub that ensures no one has to travel outside the neighborhood to see world-class art, or learn from leading thinkers, educators, chefs, and artists. With the help of countless collaborators, they have brought art, culture, and wellness directly to their neighborhood while also amplifying the importance of local Black leadership on a global scale.
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 12 – 6pm
Visit the museum at:
3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Reparations Club is a concept (book)shop + creative space curated by Blackness® in Los Angeles, CA. Black-owned. Woman-owned.
From book launches, pop ups, and cultural events, Rep Club has created a unique perspective on a (book) shop. Serving as cultural hub, it has a very diverse book and publication collection. In addition to shedding light on themes related to social and racial issues, Rep Club aims to help with the circulation of money between the hands of the BIPOC community through the sale and promotion of their products. The name itself reinforces the reparatory aspect of the project: the idea that there must be a reparation for black people who for centuries have been enslaved and deprived of any social and economic progression.
Open Tuesday – Saturday: 11am - 6pm | Sundays: 12 – 5pm
Visit the shop at:
3054 S Victoria Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016