Meet the Founder of PetPlate, the Only Nationally Distributed Black-Owned Dog Food Brand

Meet Renaldo Webb, a devoted pet owner and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of PetPlate, the country’s only Black-owned dog food company that customizes healthy meals for pets and has national distribution. Renaldo graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Physics degree in 2010. He has since worked several jobs, including as a consultant […]

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New Horizons Baking

Black Father & Daughter Duo Supplies Hamburger Buns to Thousands of McDonald’s Restaurants

Meet Trina Bediako and her father, Tilmon F. Brown, the founders and owners of New Horizon’s Baking, a Black family-owned business based in Norwalk, Ohio that has been a reliable supplier of baked goods to over 5,000 quick-service restaurants including McDonald’s. Since the late 1960s, Tilmon, who is Chairman of the company, has diligently worked in the baking industry to […]

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Pet Hotel

Black-Owned Pet Hotels for Traveling Pet Owners

There was once an old saying, “A dog is man’s best friend.” And sure, we certainly love our pets. But traveling with a dog or cat can be a challenge. Fortunately, Black-owned pet hotels are a welcome retreat for pets AND their owners. What are Pet Hotels? A pet hotel is an overnight living space for pets to stay […]

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Salt Flats

How to Buy Black While Visiting Utah’s Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats are a vast and breathtaking landscape in northwestern Utah. The flats are a remnant of the Pleistocene epoch, and were formed when the nearby Lake Bonneville dried up. True to their name, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a natural formation made from salt pans, or areas of ground covered with salt and other minerals. Today, […]

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20 Black-Owned Clothing and Accessories Companies in Austin, Texas

Check out these Black-owned clothing and accessories companies next time you’re in Austin, Texas. Buying local and buying Black-owned are great ways to give back to the community when visiting. Splurge on some clothing from a unique creator. Or, even some accessories. This list includes African- inspired clothing and delicate and classy jewelry. It also includes […]

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5 Black-Owned Companies Dedicated to Keeping Our Community Fit

Health is wealth as they say, so it’s a worthwhile investment. How do you center self-care? Do you like taking high- intensity interval training (HIIT) or boot camp classes where you can work up a sweat with others? Do you prefer workouts that are more dance- based like Zumba or pole dance? How about something with […]

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B Luxury Essentials

Entrepreneur Bridget Francis is the First Black Woman to Create a Travel Friendly Sanitary Solutions Company

Hotels can be a bit, well, gross. Regardless of how nice the hotel is, sometimes the sheets and towels aren’t cleaned properly. Serial entrepreneur and New Orleans native Bridget Francis experienced this and wanted to find a solution. Francis, a self-described “germaphobe” started traveling with her own towels and bedsheets. However, the extra baggage and costs in fees […]

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Casa ELM

Inside Casa ELM: A Black-Owned Luxury, Adults-Only, Guesthouse in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Welcome to Casa ELM, a Black-owned luxury, adults-only, community-facing boutique in San Miguel de Allende. Focused on expanding the horizons for Black expats looking to make the move, this space screams exquisite.  “Enjoy a glass of wine on one of two balconies, spend time stretching and meditating in the meditation studio, stretch out with a book […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These 10 Black-Owned Cookie Companies

African-American cuisine has inspired food cultures and palettes around the world. From desserts to fried chicken, the Black influence can be tasted in restaurants and in kitchens everywhere. That same influence has trickled over into baked goods. With National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day just passed, there’s no better way to celebrate than by indulging in […]

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Stew's Hardwood LLC

Stew’s Hardwood LLC: A Family Tradition of Entrepreneurship

Kansas City native Christopher Vernon Stewart is a jack of all trades. The “do it all” carpenter/handyman/businessman, etc., is the founder of his own home improvement company, Stew’s Hardwood LLC, which opened in 2011. He is also co-owner of real estate investment firm KCS Culture. Typical of young men in the area, Chris grew up […]

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