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100 Black Businesses you can support This Holiday season!

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Food & Restaurants

Sip and Savor

528 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL, 60653

Chicago’s favorite coffee spot.

Love cork screw

Wine and lifestyle brand dedicated to offering consumers wine, entertainment, and other products and services.

Essie Marie’s

All naturally made dressing and food. All Natural Goodness

Kozy Korners Catering and Deli


15443 Cottage Grove Ave, Dolton, IL 60419


This is a sandwich shop, known for there Turkey hoagy sandwiches

Batter and Berries

2748 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


Black owned breakfast cafe

Original Soul Vegetarian


203 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619


A vegan/vegetarian soul food based restaurant, centered around a healthy holistic lifestyle choice.

Cater II You

Black owned Catering company that specialized in soul food, as well party planning

Soulé


1931 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, Illinois


Black owned Creole/ soul food restaurant

Momma Tiff desserts

Black owned baking company, the pastry chef specializes in custom made cakes as well other sweets.

Peach’s Currency Exchange Cafe


305 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637


Breakfast and lunch restaurant that serves Mexican, American and Filipino food.

Justice of the Pies


Multiple locations – Retail – ​65 E. Riverwalk South (between Michigan and Wabash)


A bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts.

Brown Sugar Bakery

328 East 75th St, Greater Grand Crossing

Southern-style bakeshop specializing in traditional sweet treats & custom cakes.

Norman’s Bistro


1001 East 43rd Street Chicago, IL


A restaurant that specializes in American Creole cuisine with a Brazilian flair.

Joe Willies Seafood Bar


14719 S Halsted St, Harvey, IL 60426


Seafood restaurant

Caribbean Jerk Restaurant

59 W 159th St, Harvey, IL 60426

Restaurant that specializes in Caribbean Jerk food.

Mumbo Sauce

528 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL, 60653

Family owned BBQ sauce company. Made with all natural ingredients and for people ranging from professional chefs to home cooks. Products can be found in multiple franchises: Jewels Oslo, Pete’s Fresh Market, Chatham Food Market, Ultra Foods, Mariano’s, etc.

Reggae Island Jerk Chicken


16315 S Halsted St, Harvey, IL 60426


Restaurant that specializes in Caribbean food.

Jerk 48

548 E. 67th St. Chicago, Illinois


Caribbean based food joint. Black owned.

The Soul Shack

1368 E 53rd St Chicago, Illinois


Southern based restaurant. Located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago

Two fish


641 E 47th st, Chicago, IL

Seafood restaurant. Very relaxed beach-like setting.

Soul 2 Go


993 E 162nd St, South Holland, IL 60473


Soul food and southern comfort restaurant.

Chicago Pit Stop BBQ


14510 S Indiana Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827


Southern based restaurant. Located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago

The Village Eatery


201 W 144th St, Riverdale, IL 60827

Seafood restaurant. Very relaxed beach-like setting.

Rib Brothers

11753 S Pulaski Rd, Alsip, IL 60803

BBQ restaurant.

DA’s Deli & Dining


7260 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462


Comfort food and soul food

Entertainment & Music

Black Ensemble Theater

4450 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

This company allows the opportunity for African-Americans to express themselves through the Art of theater, telling stories that related to the African Americans experience and culture .

Jump N’ Jam Playland

16795 Torrence Ave, Lansing, IL 60438

A party supply and rental shop that specializes in kids events.

Eleven empire Inc.

IG: @elevenempireinc


Black owned Chicago based independent record label .

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John Coleman
IG: @1swaggdinero


He’s a black self branded Author ​Bar None: A True Southside Story​ , musician, and independent record label owner ​Eleven Empire Inc.

Act like it entertainment

A black owned brand that includes music, management, etc.

Trust Laney Management

IG: @laney.baby

A black owned Chicago southside based Music management company

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December’s Very Own

IG: dmoney1228


Self branded party promoter, located in Chicago.

SCG Records

IG: @scg_records

A black owned Chicago southside record label

LSD Music Production Studios

IG: @mr4302ent
1325 S. Wabash Ave

Recording studio located in the south loop (contemporary, urban, and alternative)

Chicago based self branded party promoter. Mostly works in the nightlife scene.

Room 43


1039-1043 East 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653


Venue for parties and other events.

ArtSoul Radio

IG: @scg_records

Christian radio station and online magazine covering music, faith, culture and art.

Non for Profits

All of the LEGACY committee

Community based non-for profit that helps build impoverished/ marginalized communities up within Chicago. As well tries to get the youth involved in their communities

A’vents by August


Non for profit organization. Helps guide young African American women within their socially oppressed circumstances. Built off the notion of community, self a stem building, valued education, and the involvement of positive activities/ hobbies.

HWCC

4701 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653


Non-for profit organization. Located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago. Branded on art, performance, community.

CRED

528 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL, 60653

Non-for profit organization. Branded off community, inspiring and giving hope to the black youth, and anti-violence awareness. Goal of the organization is to uplift the youth, teach them the value of business and economics in the workforce, and build up the community in which they reside.

Kids Off the Block

11623 S Michigan Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60628


Non for profit organization. Centered around community and youth awareness. Built off the concept of helping guide younger individuals through means of education, good health habits, and social interaction.

Girls Like Me

Non for profit organization. Helps guide young African American women within their socially oppressed circumstances. Built off the notion of community, self a stem building, valued education, and the involvement of positive activities/ hobbies.

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HWCC

4701 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653


Non-for profit organization. Located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago. Branded on art, performance, community.

100 Black Men of Chicago Inc.


3473 S. King Dr. Suite 206, Chicago, IL 60616


Non for profit organization that helps build the character of young African American men within the Chicago community as well afford them numerous opportunities through means of education, career and other programs.

Little black pearl workshop


A non- for-profit black owned Art and Design center located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago that caters to the youth within the southside area. Providing them with the opportunities to work and develop a creative voice within their own community ,the space helps mold each individual child, instilling positive thoughts into each one of them.

National Black Wall Street Chicago

4655 S. Martin Luther King Dr., #203 Chicago IL 60653


A black owned non-for-profit organization whose main concentration is developing and building the financial /economical stance of African-American people within the Chicago community as well developing overall a better infrastructure for the groups of people and families that reside within the low income communities by investing within them.

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus


180 N. Michigan Ave., #1200, Chicago, IL 60601


Black owned non-for profit organization that supports the LGBTQ community, specifically caters to gay and bisexual African American men within the Chicago area. The support of the community includes the educating of safe sex and health practices, as well marches and other forms of advocacy/participation in a fight to stop the prevention of aids/hiv within it.

ETA Creative Arts Foundation


7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60619


This is a non-for profit organization as well as a museum that affords the opportunity for creators of all ages to present their crafts before the general public and gain both the experience and money out of it. Opening the doors to the Chicago community people were able to learn and perfect their crafts within this program.

United Negro College fund Inc.


105 W. Adams St., #2400, Chicago, IL 60603


Black non for profit organization that affords opportunities and scholarships to multiple HBCUs and/or African American students through the Chicago area.

Illinois African-American Coalition


850 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607


A black owned corporation that supports other non-for profit organizations both financially and education wise as to how to better help build the African-American communities within Chicago.

League of black women

332 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604

This non for profit organization supports the development of black owned businesses and entrepreneurship as well educates women on ways to help build up their own communities and businesses. This program affords these women the exposure to powerful figures that come from already highly developed brands/organization. The league is founded on the value of leadership and community and is determined to eventually shape great successful women for the future.

Chicago Defender Charity

700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL 60653


The non for profit organization awards scholarships and/or grant money to African-American individuals within the Chicago area as well is associated with one of the largest black parades in America- The Bud-Billiken Parade.

Black oak center for sustainable renewable living


10249 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628


This non for profit organization is centered around the idea of community as well it insteals the value of agriculture and energy reservation within the youth that participate within the program. Developing these eco-friendly habits, people who go through this program also develop an appreciation for growing their own food and building up their community with others.

Chicago black nurses rock


46 E. 26th St., Chicago, IL 60616


A non for profit organization that supports and connects other black nurses to one another. One of the many branches is located in Chicago.

XS Tennis and Education Foundation

5336 S State St., Chicago, IL 60609


(773) 548-7529


Non-profit center with indoor and outdoor tennis courts, tracks and ball courts, plus youth mentoring.

Black Cinema House


6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649


Black Cinema House hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about Black people and the issues shaping the lives of Black people.

The Black Star Project


3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B Chicago, IL 60653


The Black Star Project provides educational that improves the lives of less advantage Black communities.

Fashion

Chicagorilla

This is a Chicago urban based clothing company that caters to both men and women. (Brings the chi flavor that the city’s urban scene is known for)

Kiwi’s Boutique Inc


1015 . Western Ave #1, Chicago IL 60612


A black owned Women’s contemporary clothing boutique that caters to women of all shapes and sizes (fierce, chic, made for everyday women)

Erègant Clothing

A black owned Chicago modern and urban based clothing brand (caters to a younger audience of chicagoans)

Bronzeville Boutique


4259 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653


Urban based boutique, located in the heart of Chicago’s bronzeville area that caters to women of all shapes and sizes.

Designer Junkie Apparel

IG: designerjunkieapparel

1977 e 73st Street Chicago, Illinois


Chicago based clothing brand, that caters to both men and women.

The Designer Dream
Facebook: @TheDesignerDream

Chicago based clothing brand. Centered around the idea of turning dreams into a reality, a fine art feel to the brand. Very urban and gritty.

Triple K Boutique

IG: @triplekboutique
748 east 75th street Chicago, Illinois

Black owned boutique clothing made for young women, (ages 16-30).

Style Gods Clothing

1252 Burnham Ave Calumet City, Illinois

Clothing based in the south suburbs of Chicago. The brand is urban, colorful, fun, modern, mostly prints. Caters mostly to men, yet has an audience of both men and women.

Fashion Geek

Clothing, shoe, and lifestyle brand. Black owned. Has multiple locations. Appeals to all age groups. (fun, colorful, urban). Values centered around back culture and black excellence as well as social awareness.

Pillars

1167 W Madison St Chicago, Illinois


Men, women, and children’s clothing brand. Chicago based. Colorful, urban everyday wear.

Milani Boutique


50 E. Oak St. Ave., Chicago, IL


Black owned brand. Caters to children’s wear specifically. Urban graphic prints.

The Custom Clan

IG: therealgetova


Clothing brand for young men and women . Urban and gritty airbrush-like clothing. Social media based brand.

Vulture Clothing Co.

Founded by an African American man from the west side of Chicago. Made for women and men. Urban based graphic print clothing company.

Left My Mark


Self branded African American artist, tattooist and clothing designer. Urban graphic based clothing brand. (Bold bright colors, very graphic)

A’nies Accents Chicago

12375 Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605


(312)-588-0496
Clothing store

Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop

3521 S King Dr., Chicago, IL 60653

(312) 238-9447

A gift shop and small business incubator space for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking monthly space without expensive overhead.

The Silver Umbrella

5305 S Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 675-6112


Second hand shop stocking everything from furniture and books to clothing for men, women, and children.

Beyond Shades

17W508 22nd St, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Boutique home-fashion specialty store

Sir and Madame

5225 S Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615


Clothing store focusing on men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.

Hair & Beauty

At Da Barbershop


343 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653


Male owned Barbershop located in the heart of south side Chicago, near Harold Washington Cultural Center

Romel’ s Hair Care Center Inc.


411 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60619

Black Male owned Barbershop located near the Chatham area of Chicago

Oasis Barber Salon

2128 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

Black owned community based barber shop and hair salon that specializes in natural hair (urban, young stylist)

Christian Fields Legacy Inc.


6550 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637

Black owned salon and barbershop that specializes in natural hair and using natural products; caters to men and women.(urban, Afrocentric based)

Enhance Hair Care Salon


202 E. 79th St. Chicago, IL 60619

Hair salon filled with some well known stylist across the southside Chicago area

Lashawnaw

2128 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

IG: lashawnaw_
Black self branded hair stylist that specializes in weaves, frontals, sewing, and closures

Black owned community based barber shop and hair salon that specializes in natural hair (urban, young stylist)

Nandi

IG:nandicierraaa

Self branded hair stylist that specializes in wigs and weaves

Hair by Honey

1858 Sibley Blvd. Calumet City, Illinois

Black owned hair salon that specializes in weaves, wigs, extensions, etc.

Angel B. Face

IG: @angelbface

Black owned lash business (Health and beauty company)(owned by a young black women)

Eminem Edge Barber

646 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619


Barber shop that caters to both men and women

Shine Nails, Brows, Lashes

2251 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Black owned salon and spa

Justin

IG: hairbyjustinrevenge

Self branded male stylist that specializes in wigs, weaves, and extensions

Fabulous Lashes and Brows

10845 S. Western Ave, Chicago,IL 60643

Black owned lash/brow salon

Larry’s barber college

10456 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628

Black owned hair/barber school

Beautiful Sisters Nail Spa

6722 Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

Black owned Chicago nail shop that focuses on health and beauty

Great Face Cafe


250 W 162nd St. South Holland, IL 60473


(708) 339-2157


Makeup salon located in the South Suburbs of Chicago.

Skin Deep Body Care

(312) 488-9185
Skincare products with natural based ingredients.

Karyn’s (Health and wellness)


1717 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 255-1590

Day Spa

Chatto Center for Natural Hair and Skin: Eco-friendly salon


2023 W Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 640- 0003

Natural hair salon that specializes in eco friendly hair care.

Huetiful Hair Salon

3428 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 866.

708.7015

Hair salon that specializes in textured hair.

Lux Nail Boutique

8206 s Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL 60617

Nail salon

A Polished Work

1000 E. 76th St. Chicago IL 60619

Nail Spa Lounge

Health & Wellness

X-Fatazz


415 W. 119th St, Chicago IL. 60628


Male Black owned Cycling class, that is centered around developing a healthy lifestyle by working out, eating right, and listening to music while doing it.

Hip Circle Empowerment Center


727 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 859 – 9427


Vibrant non-profit center providing belly dancing and group fitness classes in an intimate setting.

Art & Design

9 MAG Tattoo


2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Black owned Tattoo franchise, whose brand includes the incorporation of clothing, art, and the urban Chicago lifestyle.

Ivy League Art Studio


8100 S. Stony Island Ave.

Professional Black owned tattoo shop whose identity is centered around the artistry of the craft.

South Syde tattoos


8159 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60617


A black owned tattoo shop that values customer service; located on the south east side of Chicago

South Syde tattoos


8159 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60617


A black owned tattoo shop that values customer service; located on the south east side of Chicago

Terrell Johnson


IG: tattoorell_johnson


Self branded tattoo artist located in Chicago. Specializes in color and black/gray work.

Designer Ink Tattoos

IG: @designerinktartoos

Traveling tattoo artist. Resides in the Chicago area. Specializes in color and black/gray. Also does portraiture. Social media based artist.

Vadial Bennett

IG: @vadial_bennett
linkt.ree/Vadialbennett


Self branded color and black/gray artist. Located in Chicago. Social media based

Artgang Ink

IG: @artgang_ink
Chicago based artist. Speciality is cover ups. Works in both color and black/gray as well imagery and calligraphy. Work from and is heavily known on social media.

Phore

Phor IG: @phoreverim

Chicago based tattoo artist and musician. Works in mostly black/gray portraiture, some color. Heavily known on different forms of media

Home Services

Megan J. Stewart

Chicago real estate expert

Capri Capital Partners


875 North Michigan Avenue Suite 3430 Chicago, Illinois 60611

Real estate investment management firm.

Professional Services

Project Forward

This is a black- women owned technology based business that provides numerous resources and services to other businesses within an urban setting. As well is centered around the idea of growth and development of business of any means/purpose.

Forward Planning

Black owned marketing and advertising company that is founded on the growth and development of other businesses.

Burrell Communications

233 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 297 – 9600

Advertising, digital and social content creation, media planning and buying, public relations, engagement marketing.

Flowers Communication Group


303 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 228-8800


A multicultural integrated marketing agency.

Powers and Sons

5040 South State Street Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 536-3100

Family owned construction company.

J. Paye & Associates Attorneys At Law


332 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 627-0054


Law firm

Ariel Investments


200 East Randolph Street Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60601

(800) 292-7435


Investment company and financial services.

GN Bank

4619 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653

(773) 624-2000

(Chatham office – 8700 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60619

(773) 224-2160

A black owned bank.

Chicago Auto Exchange

18 E Sauk Trail South Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Car dealership

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