9 Black-Owned Businesses Pop Up in Boston Seaport
If you want it, you can buy it and support Black-owned businesses at a pop-up event at the Seaport through September 25th.
Emerald City Plant Shop: Celebrating One Year of Roots in Norwood
When so many businesses were closing their doors during the pandemic, Quontay Turner opened the doors of Emerald City Plant Shop in Norwood, the first Black-owned plant shop in New England. Hannah Donnelly shows how it has really blossomed over the last year with support from the community.
Brown & Coconut: Minimal, Plant-Based Skin Care With Maximum Impact
Brown & Coconut: plant-based skin care, started by sisters Letisha Izuchi and Zeena Brown, that is taking the beauty world by storm.
A Seat at the Table: Black-Owned in Boston Part 1
A Seat at the Table is a conversation about equity for Black-owned businesses in Boston.
Black Entrepreneurs in Boston Reaching Clients Through Instagram
When Luciana Daly of Boston lost her job during the COVID-19 pandemic, her side hustle became her moneymaker. “It was truly opportunistic timing,” said Daly. “We were in the house, people wanted to decorate, and I was available with the product.” Her home decor and design business — Ankhara by Luciana — started to take off. “Business just exploded,” said…
‘Nothing Is Impossible': Boston Fitness Studio Booming, Focused on Expanding
A boutique Boston fitness studio is on the move. TRILLFIT, a Black-owned fitness studio in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood, is expanding, after a fateful meeting on a flight, and a pandemic pivot that proved quite fruitful. “We keep getting signs from the universe that this is the path, move forward,” said Heather White, co-founder of TRILLFIT. In the weeks...
Grounds For Hope: This Black-Owned Coffee Company Donates Proceeds to Kids in Need
Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson grew up together, started a business together and are giving back to their community together
Entrepreneur Hope Wiseman Is Eroding the Stigma of Marijuana in Black Communities
Hope Wiseman became the youngest Black woman in the country to own a marijuana dispensary when she opened the doors to her business, Mary and Main, in September 2018. Her goal? To educate the Black community in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and beyond about the benefits of marijuana. Black people are three times more likely than white people to be...
The Beauty of Inclusion: A Black-Owned Beauty Brand for Women of All Shades
It’s the beauty of community. Nyakio Grieco is changing the beauty industry for women of all shades and tells us how, and why.
A Trio of HBCU Grads Brought Black-Owned Craft Beer to Harlem
Kim Harris noticed a problem: When it came to a certain item in her Harlem neighborhood, there was a drought. “I started really liking beer and traveling all over the city to get it, except for the Hamlet of Harlem, [where] I live,” Harris said. Kevin Bradford felt the same way. “You just couldn’t really find a proper craft...