In keeping with fighting against systemic racism, supporting black-owned business is a show of solidarity. If you’re in Atlanta, here are a number of black-owned businesses you can support today.
Image From Atlanta Breakfast Club's Facebook
Co-founded by Anthony Sanders and Osiris Ballad, Atlanta Breakfast Club prides themselves on being the pride and joy of Good Food and Company. Having the best breakfast in Atlanta and the best group of individuals who uphold the plan of action of Good Food and Company makes them the head spot around Atlanta. Have a taste of their amazing meals for breakfast, like their french toast, fried chicken and waffles, peach cobbler, breakfast tacos, seared green tomato BLT roll, shrimp po boy and so many other options. You can find them at 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30313
Image From Ballethnic Website
Ballethnic was created by husband and wife Waverly T. Lucas and Nena Y. Gilreath on January 15, 1990. It's a dance company that teaches dance techniques in Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballethnic, Modern, Pre-Pointe, Pas De Deux, Pointe, Jazz, Tap and African. They have a dance company and an academy of dance. The dance company has professionally trained dancers who perform for events and the academy caters to the training of both young and old dancers to become professionals. They also have ballet performances created uniquely by them and reflects their community effectively.
3. the beehive
Image From The Beehive's Instagram Page
This store, which was created by Malene Davis, highlights designs created by local and independent designers, offering clothing, housewares, jewellery, child products, food products and accessories. They pride themselves on being a place where designers can come to grow, learn, flourish and network. A place where locals can come to practice a skill or craft, have a hangout and meet those who make the things they love. Their store is at 1250 Caroline Street, C120 Atlanta, GA 30307.
Image From Cascade Skating Facebook
Greg Alexander, the owner of Cascade Skating has at a young age been fascinated with creating good memories. This fascination stayed with him while he served in the US Air force for 10 years. In 1992, after his service, he moved to Atlanta where he purchased Golden glide skating rink which he managed for a few years before designing and building Cascade Skating which was opened in 2000. In its 20 years of business, it has catered to artists like Beyonce and P-Diddy. They cater to parties and you get to enjoy music, gaming, food and more. You can find this fun place at 3335 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr Atlanta GA, 30331
Image From Medu Bookstore's Facebook
Medu Bookstore is one of the biggest African-American organizations in Atlanta Georgia and has been doing business since 1989. For thirty years, its proprietor, Nia Damali, has made an environment where clients can get to difficult-to-track down and uncommon prints alongside famous titles. Medu means the power of the word and they pride themselves on being more than just a bookstore. They have monthly featured books that they post on their website and they accept book submissions from people around the world. They also have book readings for kids and adult at different times.
Black-owned businesses are all around. You can definitely find one in almost every industry from food to hospitality, fashion etc… Support the movement and invest in black-owned businesses around you. Most of these companies take donations also, so you could always contribute that way.