SHOPPE BLACK is a Philadelphia, PA based company founded by husband and wife team, Tony O. Lawson and Shantrelle P. Lewis.

We create and curate content related to Black business ownership and Black culture in the global diaspora.

Since 2015, we have profiled thousands of businesses and interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and professionals from New York to Nigeria, all in the name of celebrating Black Business excellence and encouraging our community to invest in itself and to #SHOPPEBLACK.

We are currently expanding our business to include a global business directory and a business agency that will provide Black owned businesses and professionals with much needed services and resources such as access to capital, branding, digital marketing and customer experience training.

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SHOPPE BLACK Co- Founders – Tony O. Lawson and Shantrelle P. Lewis

 

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      • Bravo Thank You So much For Breathing Life into Black Business Ownership
        It’s So So So much Needed.
        Black EXCELLENCE at Its Best

        • Hi 👋🏾 Congrats and may the Blessings Continue 🙏🏽
          My husband Ian Ritchie also has his own construction business and it was once very successful back in 2009, however over the past years things took a turnaround and things started going down hill bcos every time he do a bid he gets turned down or people don’t want to pay him. He is originally from Jamaica and eat, sleep and breath concrete. He knows construction very well but is not given a fair chance. We bought a house in Bushkill Pa but he works in the city. He also started out in our two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. He is a very dedicated hard working sweat, blood and tears family man. Although “people” try to block his hustle, he keeps on keeping on and won’t give up to provide for his family…. just wish he had a fair chance.🙏🏽 Any advice?

  1. To the Owners of the Shoppe Black Corporation, I Applaud you in your much needed endeavor to Uplift and promote ALL Black businesses throughout the Country and even the World. The Company I’m working with is Called Netcinity Company and this company will revolutionize the way you advertise your business or services thru electronic devices that will send out a signal on passing cars and pedestrian traffic to their cell phones locked screen and when they open it up to see the message that you developed will show up on their cell phones letting them know about your Company’s Business or service. Please look at this video presentation from our Company’s CFO, Mr Chad Kopal and contact me so I can answer any questions you may have. Remember we are Reaching All Chamber of Commerce in the Whole Country and World that Helps Promote Small and Mid-sized businesses in their communities.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzeeKW0AcEo&feature=youtu.be Yahoo Mail on Android

  2. This website I tumbled on. I love it. My sister just started her own business. I sent her the link and a few friends who own their own business. I believe we MUST support one another. So we can grow as a whole.

  3. This is my first day here, After the Roseann thing… I am predicting the increase of unity among Black Business Owner, traditional business as well as on line.

    I look forward to supporting business that support my business so that I can support them even the more. What we do? Increase your referrals, retain customers with a cost effective tool that will give you an increase in customer relationships. Ask me how.

    The bottom line…You do not have a business without customers/clients/referrals. Looking forward to hearing from you all.

    Grateful….

  4. Well done. This is much needed. We need to work together and support each other.
    Sending you one love – from the African diaspora in Europe

      • This is beautiful I feel like Ive arrived in Wakanda! I have invented Rocyalox the first healthy hair accessory for all girls INCLUSIVE of our little princesses. The coil was my idea I brought to corporate and you know the rest of the story. Please support our brand. No more rubber bands. Final note, we do support one another we just need to find one another. This is a beautiful shopping place to start. Wakanda and Rocyalox.com FOREVER!!!
        Thank you for a beautiful place to network and shop!

  5. This fed my soul today. I’m sorry you had a horrible experience with the retreat and happy you found some good in it. It made me realize some things I really need to do for myself! Keep up the great work WE NEED IT!

  6. I would be honored to be listed on Shop Black I am a motivational Speaker/ Talk Show Host/U S Patented Inventor & Real Estate Investor feel free to connect with me on my social Media @
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  7. This website gives me so much motivation keep up the good work.
    You may not know it but 100% you are inspiring a lot people of all ages around the world.

    Love from Battiste Books Bookkeeping & Accounting Services 🙂

  8. Black owned business yesss !!!! This makes me feel good about my children future . I love you guys for this much respect my people . Please continue to stand tall and strong my

  9. I think what you all are doing is absolutely awesome. In this day and time, we need more voices like yours to help connect the Black community economically and globally.
    We are a multi-billion dollar economy. If only more of us knew and understood the power the we possess. It’s going to take us working together, supporting one another: in our neighborhoods, in our communities, across this country and around the globe.
    There’s an entire global economy waiting on us to seize it! Let’s go!
    Ms. CPA

  10. I don’t know how I didn’t know about this site earlier! I LOVE it!! It’s so warm, transparent yet real! I feel like I just walked right into our REAL culture all on one website. Thank you for being you!!

  11. Business owner in the making!!! This is amazing. Love to all. This has motivated me to push harder to be successful. We are not statistics!!!

  12. This is my dream for my family before going home. This was my mother’s dream and I would love to find out more about this.

  13. Came across the article about the Cochrane House and landed on your site. I love the look of it! Thank you for sharing.

  14. I wish my mother and grandfather were in person to witness the return of black pride & power through business self love ownership ,hard work & dedication. As a Detroit Native born & raised right here on the Detroit’s west side. I want to say I love Detroit & I love black people. I was alive to see aftican Americans (aka) black people aka Moors & negroes working together building and shareing family values , love , education & the history of thoes who came before us ..Unity, youth guidance and a vision for obtaining power to shape our own destiny is once again in our grasp. Let’s be brave and bold and educated enough to make our aspirations a reality, for ourselves our children our children’s children & those who came before us . Sincerely,Mr.young.Sr.

  15. Your site is patterned after “Black Wall Street” and therefore is destined to succeed !
    (since we BUILT it before we can BUILD it again)
    I sense your collective goal is to build & protect , the black economic community – ‘WAKANDA’
    I am actively completing a ‘fast track’ strategy to reverse our position in society, from consumers to producers.
    This project simultaneously serves to benefit, continental Africans and descendants of Africa, found in North America
    It would be ‘soul satisfying’ to be funded by like minded company executives within your financial network !
    I am confident once they agree my project is feasible, they will not hesitate to act on the vision
    “We can never grow in isolation , we can only grow in community” -ARB

  16. I hesitate to add my business name since it’s been around since 2011 but it’s fledgling though certified MWBE and BBB. I have written a book that needs to be in the hands of families, educators, older adolescents and those with loved children since it will help them to better engage with children around 21st century issues, but I am still working with the publishing company. All these buts…. I am rebranding and getting over putting myself out there by becoming more bodacious by the day with my business. You’ll hear more about my book and company in the near future… I am projecting a publishing date of Juneteenth 2019 which is rapidly approaching.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!

    Thank you for providing a platform for our entrepreneurs to showcase their economic-ideas. The return of “financial-solidarity” is one of the first steps at the reclamation of “FREEDOM”. I subscribe also that WRITING, i.e., the ability to compose coherent ideas, to structure logical constructs, to analyze and further reclaim past historical glory is another, most-important need in our community. Check us out: http://www.mrjohnnyonline.com. We work with our students grade 4 to ADULTs on how to develop IDEAs, leveraging knowledge of Subjects & Verbs, Sentence Mechanics, Verb fluency, Grammar and Spelling within Essays, Narratives, Travel Journals, etc. “Until the Lion learns to Write, the stories will only glorify the hunter.”

  18. Wow, I don’t know if I just haven’t been looking hard enough or what….today is the first time I heard of this “shoppe black”. I’ve always said that ‘we’ need something like this. Funny thing, all I could think was…”is it real, or is someone trying to get us”…. I was almost was scared to subscribe. LOL…glad to see its real, growing, and touching others. Keep up the good work. Aloha!!

  19. I AM FROM TULSA AND GREW UP KNOWING ABOUT BLACK WALL STREET/TULSA RACE MASSACRE. THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY BLACK WALL STREET. BLACK TO THE FUTURE.

  20. I’ve become an instant fan of ShoppeBlack! Wearing my volunteer hat as the Economic Development Chair for the NYS NAACP, I will certainly share this resource with my 50 state branches and their thousands of members. But as an Entrepreneur and founder of Paradise Express Ferry and HARLEM ROCKET, the ONLY Black-owned Maritime Operations on the East Coast of the US, focusing on tourism in both the Caribbean and NYC/HARLEM, I can tell you that there is lots of work to be done to get our people into more businesses, particularly in fields that we hadn’t considered before, but which have significant opportunities.

  21. Beautiful. Whole kit and caboodle! You rock. You inspire. I am so pleased to learn about you. I was searching for black architects and found so much more. You are touching and helping shape so many lives for the better, and it feels simply awesome to be one of them.
    Thank you

  22. This has given me so much inspiration. I’m an urban culture magazine owner out of Lufkin TX, small town in east Texas. I have waited to stop many times. Reading this article has pushed me to continue on my journey. Thank you for all that you do.
    Deanna Branson

  23. I am a new business owner that happens to be black. One of the biggest problems that I’m finding is financial help. Meaning startup capital. How can you help a person like myself

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