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SpelHouse (Spelman & Morehouse) Alumni Owned Businesses

We’re back showing more HBCU entrepreneur love! This time to our brothers and sisters at SpelHouse aka Spelman College and Morehouse College. Check out a few of the business owners that these esteemed institutions have produced.

Spelhouse Alumni Owned Businesses

DCity Smokehouse The Washington Post dubbed it “the finest barbecue establishment in town.” Founder: Melvin Hines

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Mischo Beauty (Washington D.C.) is an Award-Winning Luxury, Eco-Conscious Cosmetics Brand. Founder: Kitiya Mischo King

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Oyin Handmade (Baltimore) is a fun-loving hair and body natural product line for men, women, and children. Co-Founder: Jamyla Bennu 

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Pindrop is an information security company that provides risk scoring for phone calls to detect fraud and authenticate callers. Co-Founder: Dr. Paul Judge

Perennial Strategy Group (Washington, D.C.) is a strategic advisory firm that provides government, public, community relations, and public affairs services. Founder: Lamell McMorris

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Onion Cut & Sewn (Harlem) features beautiful effortless clothes that feel like lotion. Founder: Whitney Mero

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Posh & Private (Houston) is a special event firm that offers event design, planning, and consulting for corporate and social events. Founders:  Husband and wife team Brandon Carson (Morehouse) and Brandi Carson (Spelman)

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Dental Kidz (Newark) is a full service pediatric dental & orthodontic practice. Serving infants, children, & special needs patients, they offer in-office sedation & hospital services. Co-Founder: Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D

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Florida Avenue Grill (Washington D.C.) is one of the Chocolate City’s oldest soul food spots New owner: Imar Hutchins

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Frederick Benjamin (New York) is a premium grooming line that fuses the power of natural ingredients with the art of science, all while honoring the elements of style. Founder: Michael James

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Bingham-Lester Dentistry (Maryland) offers preventive, restorative, and surgical care. Founder:Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester DMD

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The Law Office of Council & Associates (Atlanta) is a law firm specializing in representing victims of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, daycare center neglect, and slips and falls. Founder: Lashonda Council Rogers

Joyful Delights Sweets (Atlanta) makes designs edible, cake pop favors as well as dessert tablescapes. Their customized and handmade cake pops ship nationwide and have been given as favors for birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, graduations, retirements, and corporate events. Founder: Joy Andrews

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Sanford Biggers (Harlem) creates art that integrates film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music, and performance. Founder: Sanford Biggers

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Bovanti Cosmetics (Atlanta) is a diverse family owned cosmetics brand that “empowers women through and educational workshops, seminars, makeup classes, and beauty tours.”  Co-Founder: Anita Bohannon

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Source Booksellers (Detroit) is an independent bookstore that offers a unique niche of non-fiction books.  Founder: Janet Webster Jones

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