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Most useful websites to find and support Black-owned businesses around Detroit

Motor City Beat

DETROIT, MI - Detroit is home to thousands of Black-owned businesses. However, many people may not know how to spot or support them. Thankfully, groups of business owners and developers have joined forces to create apps and websites that will help your search.

1. Color of Change’s Black Business Green Book
Initially made to support Black-owned businesses during the pandemic crisis, this online directory continues to bring impact. Users may search for companies by industry, such as home goods, health and wellness, art and photography, food and drink, fashion and apparel, books, and body and beauty.

2. WeBuyBlack (WBB)
As the largest Black-owned business marketplace, they strive to make an impact on society. Here you will find daily household items, arts, jewelry, and many more. They also provide marketing and advertising services to the sellers.

3. The Nile List
Aside from providing a wide variety of products, customers can find vendors for conferences, local events, holidays, pop-up shops, and corporate events. To make the shopping more enjoyable, sellers also provide discount codes for the buyers.

4. EatOkra
Dedicated to foodies out there, EatOkra features restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine. From African, Caribbean, to vegetarian meals, it’s hard to run of options. Food items sold by individuals are also available here.

5. I Am Black Business
I Am Black Business aims to empower Black-owned businesses and create a bridge between them and customers. They provide a useful tool for owners to boost their operations, while simultaneously help customers to find businesses worth supporting.

6. Black Bottom Archives (BBA)
BBA compiles stories and experiences by Black Detroiters into a digital platform. They aim to highlight the realities of Black communities across Detroit through digital storytelling, art, journalism, and community organizing. You can support their cause by either submitting your personal stories or becoming a monthly subscriber to uplift their overall operations

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