Over the past decade, countless Black owned businesses in Brooklyn (and nationwide) have fallen victim to gentrification.
Rising rents and leases are forcing businesses to close. However, there are still many Black owned businesses and institutions that have weathered the storm and continue to provide great goods and service.
Black Owned Businesses in Brooklyn
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) aims to serve as a conduit for African Diaspora forms of expression ranging from the visual and performing arts to film and television.
Calabar Imports is a trendy, specialty retail and gift store that offers home furnishings, unique crafted jewelry, fashion and gifts sold at moderate prices.
Khamit Kinks is a natural hair care salon that specializes in natural hair styles and maintaining healthy hair.
Anu Essentials is a natural care line that includes perfume, body and hair care products.
Akwaaba Mansion is a meticulously restored Italianate villa features exquisite architectural details, including 14-foot ceilings and ornate fireplaces.
Richol Bakery combines French tradition with an American Flair, including a light menu of quiche & panini, plus pastries & elegant French-style desserts.
Fairweather Faces is a traveling beauty service designed to bring complete beauty services to you.
Curvy Chick Fitness was created by Celebrity Fitness Instructor Charity Lynette. It is designed for women at any fitness level.
Adrian Fanus Grooming is a highly rated barbershop that tailors to each client’s grooming experience to maximize his/her own personal and unique sense of style.
From old school haircuts styles to the most current popular hair styles , Brooklyn Master Barbershop focuses on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction.
Ms.Dahlias Cafe specializes in baked eats, including biscuits & muffins, plus light fare in cozy digs.
A remarkably preserved slice of the prohibition era, Bedford Hall is the perfect combination of a Bar, Lounge, and Events Space.
La Caye offers authentic Haitian cuisine & inventive sangrias in an intimate, art-hung space with outdoor dining.
The Crabby Shack is your destination for all things crabs! They dish up crab in full plates with sides, as well as in rolls, tacos & sliders.
Bed-Vyne Brew Bar is a pub with a reclaimed wood decor serves draft microbrews & hosts DJs from Wednesday to Saturday.
Blew Smoke is a sophisticated cigar lounge with Wi-Fi, TVs, private humidors & a BYOB drink policy.
Brooklyn Bell is an ice cream shop that sells classic & seasonal flavors & other housemade sweets.
Brooklyn Swirl is the first independently-owned frozen yogurt shop to serve the Brooklyn Community. They serve crepes & smoothies in bright modern digs with a patio & free WiFi.
Brooklyn Wine Yard is an intimate lounge, serving up an upscale atmosphere with great wines, spirits, beers, and tasty food.
Bati is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant, located in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, dedicated to serving authentic delicacies that possess homemade quality flavors.
Jollof Restaurant is a West African eatery with colorful art-filled walls serving a variety of Senegalese and other West African dishes.
Joire’s Spa Studio is a beauty salon that offers different types of hair extensions, full body waxing, teeth whitening, and Henna tattooing.
Joshua Dwain Photography is an international wedding photography husband and wife team.
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy is a community-based arts and cultural organization dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of disadvantaged youth and families.
Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center uses dance to encourage, inspire, and facilitate the aspirations of New York’s inner city youth.
Big Apple Urgent Care is a new urgent care and community wellness center located in the heart of East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Greedi Vegan is a vegan restaurant that offers fast-casual vegan soul food.
Harlem Hops is a bar that offers craft local & world beers & international pub grub.
Cafe Rue Dix is a French and Senegalese cafe, restaurant, and bar located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Marche Ru Dix is a trendy concept store featuring a curated selection of vintage clothing, jewelry & home goods.
– Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson (IG@thebusyafrican)