Celebrating Black History Month: Supporting Local Black-Owned Businesses

Celebrating Black History Month: Supporting Local Black-Owned Businesses
As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to recognize the contributions of black-owned businesses to our communities. By supporting these businesses, we can honor the legacy of black entrepreneurs who have paved the way for future generations. Not only do these businesses provide unique products and services, but they also help create jobs and contribute to the local economy. Here are some of the amazing businesses in your area that you can support this month and beyond.

Striped Lion Distilling

Striped Lion Distilling is a small-batch, rum-centric craft distillery in Woodbury, New Jersey. Our passion is rum, and our mission is to share our love and knowledge of rum with others. Whether you are a fellow rum enthusiast, a rum novice, or somewhere in-between – come visit us to learn more about exploring our favorite distilled spirit!

Corrine’s Place

Corinne’s Place was established in 1989 by Camden, NJ native, Corinne Bradley-Powers – serving a piece of the south in the north and sharing the taste of Southern soul food with the Camden community. Corinne’s Place is devoted to providing comfort and healing to the soul. In 2022, the restaurant won the “America’s Classics Award” from the James Beard Foundation, as one of only six restaurants nationwide to be honored in the food industry. 

Aunt Berta’s Kitchen

Aunt Berta’s Kitchen is a Family Style Restaurant specializing in Southern Cuisine.

Free Haven Farms

Free Haven Farms was established in 2017 by Micaiah and Dr. Cynthia Hall in Lawnside, NJ. The vision of Free Haven Farms was to grow high quality, chemical-free produce and provide access to underserved communities. We immediately realized that education was just as if not more important than the produce itself and we developed educational programs such as our Summer Science Camp, in-school garden programs, and courses and workshops that teach people the various aspects of growing food.

Galerie Marie

With over 200 artists from around the world, we believe that objects created by hand should be affordable to all, and every budget.

The Wing Kitchen

Our approach is to provide our customers with hot, fresh, one of a kind Chicken Wings, Chicken Tenders, and French Fries with exciting flavor combinations, and gourmet tossing sauces. As a professional chef, I have had the incredible opportunity to run multiple restaurant and banquet kitchens, which has allowed me to encounter staff from across the globe.  Working with these amazing cooks and chefs gave me a great appreciation for a wide variety of diverse ingredients, and a deep understanding of unfamiliar flavor combinations that are incredible.  The Wing Kitchen will concentrate on great fresh ingredients, simply crafted by expert hands, but embrace big and bold authentic flavors that will transcend the chicken wing.

Ida’s Bookshop

Harriett’s Bookshop, named for historical heroine Harriett Tubman, celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists. We are located at 258 E. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. 19125. Open daily from 12 pm-6 pm.

The Juice Bar

The Juice Bar Juice Company is a family owned & operated business that specializes in 100% Fresh & Natural Cold Pressed Juice. Our mission is to provide a healthy, affordable high quality alternative to the sugary juice options provided in most fast food chains & grocery stores. Our juices are 100% natural with no added sugars, water, or preservatives. The Juice Bar Juice Company is a health & wellness brand dedicated to improving the lives of our community with nature’s medicine: Fresh fruit & vegetable juice!

LaBelle Art Gallery

Artisanartgallery.com offers a full selection of Discounted African American Art, Black Art Prints, Black Art Posters, Figurines, Black Gifts, Collectibles, Bible Covers, Journals, Magnets, Mugs, Paperweights, Plaques, Cards, Calendars, Planners, Home Decor and African Products. We feature artists like, Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Henry Lee Battle, Edward Clay Wright, Maurice Evans, Lester Kern and WAK – Kevin A. Williams just to name a few. Our Black Art Gallery carries a large selection of un-framed limited and open edition Afrocentric and Ethnic Fine Art Prints.

Wilson’s Restaurant & Live Music Lounge

After Two Years of Planning and Building, Mame and Mark Wilson are husband-and-wife business partners of Wilson’s Restaurant and Live Music — a stunning new 7,800 square-foot, 350-seat restaurant and live music venue located at 709 Warwick Road, Hi-Nella, Camden County, New Jersey. The expansive 5,500 square-foot dining room and bar feature 250 seats inside, 35 of which are located around an expansive square bar, as well as an additional 100 seats on two outdoor patios, which will open in the spring of 2022. This exciting new venture was born out of a $2 million-plus renovation from the Wilsons, who took the landmark building which had been closed for four years and turned it into a stunning restaurant, lounge, and recording studio featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting and a clean, modern design that includes gorgeous hardwood floors, cobalt blue accents and a few dozen original paintings celebrating Black musicians from the Wilson’s personal collection.


LesbiVeggies began in 2018 as a mobile meal prepping company started out of owner, Brennah Lamberts grandmoms (Grams) kitchen. Two years into operations, Lambert (22) had the vision of opening up a brick-and-mortar location to share her delicious recipes and love of the experience behind food. In February of 2021, LesbiVeggies transitioned from a meal prepping college side hustle to a full-service plant based, gluten free restaurant and caterer. Black representation floods the space through art, music, and culture accompanied by Lamberts curated dishes and drinks. Our mission is simple, good food and vibes that bring you back!

Rochester’s Barbecue and Grill

Rochester’s BBQ and Grill is a family-owned restaurant that brings North Carolina BBQ to New Jersey. Our Kitchen is run by Chef Vincent Rochester II with 30+ years of cooking experience. Smoked Brisket, Grill Finished Ribs, and Deep-fried Chicken and Fish will have you ready for a nap!

East Coast Calligraphy

East Coast Calligraphy is a black-owned, woman-owned small business boutique. The owner is a New Jersey native who loves the art of writing, with a flare. Our primary mission is to further the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. ECC offers custom invitations and calligraphic services for weddings and other events. We also provide quality art supplies at a fair price to a vast community of creatives. We pride ourselves on bridging the gap between the experienced artist and those just beginning their calligraphic journey by providing a friendly place to collaborate and learn.

Nuanced Cafe

Nuanced Cafe in Camden City offers a unique and exciting experience with great coffee, organic teas, fresh pastries, and baked goods. Their independent cafe fosters creativity, dialogue, and conversation in a comfortable community environment. Come visit them on Market Street in downtown Camden, NJ!


The Camden Store

Promoting PEACE, LOVE and some COOL apparel.


The Tea Store

We started with the simple idea of bringing the best from us to you. From our founder to our front-line workers, we put lots of love and careful thought into all we do. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer, and share the experience with others.


Taste of SOUL

Taste of Soul by Ms. Nancy is a family-owned Dine In or Take out restaurant focusing on Soul Food with a Southern and Caribbean Twist. We strive to create a unique walk down memory lane that makes you think of home from the time you walk in the door with the inviting smell of fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie to our family friendly dining experience. Our food is always fresh because we prepare our meals around the clock with great love for the soul.


Wander Boutique

Look great, whether you’re relaxing at home or out running errands. You’ll find a variety of apparel and accessories that will fit your style.


La Lus Vegan Cafe

Here at La Lus ( the light) we make healthy eating delicious. Serving up 100% Vegan 100% of the time. 

Yhanne’s House of Cheesecakes

Their story began with humble beginnings, like many others. It’s a tale of a man trying to impress the woman he loves by creating the perfect atmosphere for a proposal. After preparing a carefully crafted dinner and dessert, the cheesecake became the focus of the occasion. It was made from an old recipe with additional ingredients added to enhance the texture and flavor. After experimenting with different variations, the perfect balance discovered. When Tiffany asked where the cheesecake came from, Yhanne revealed that he had baked it himself. Impressed, she followed him into the kitchen where he proposed and gained not only a wife, but a new business venture.

Little Hands Family Services

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the evidence-based model of care that helps caregivers focus on identifying the problems that are causing concerning behaviors in kids and solving those problems collaboratively and proactively. www.livesinthebalance.org

Bryant’s Barber Shop

A team of skilled  barbers offering affordable cuts to the community of Glassboro, NJ.