23 African American Businesses You Should Know

baby bash & bling6.Baby Bash & Bling:

Baby Bash & Bling encourages moms to remain fierce and fabulous during their pregnancy journey and beyond.  The celebration includes “Bump the Runway” maternity fashion show, as models strut their bumps, guests can look forward to “The Beauty and the Bump” Bar, enjoy an afternoon of signature Pregginista Punch™, swag bags, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to visit our custom Sweet Treats Station, Healthy Snack Bar, discover new and interesting parenting tools, health and safety products, fashion trends, nutrition tips, baby furnishings, a Got Kids? Suite and much more!  You are a mom that rocks – expecting or not!

eye imagery7. EYE Imagery Studios:

E.Y.E. Imagery Studios is all about making a fun and easy-going environment so that you can have the best photoshoot experience possible! You don’t have to be a professional model to look like one here! They do portrait photography for newborns, babies, children, families, couples, expectant mothers, high school seniors, actors, models, divas, and everything in between! (SIDE NOTE: Crystale is ah-mazing and I’ve used her for everything from family to headshot and book photos)

Ryann's Closet8. Ryann’s Closet:

Ryann’s Closet children’s boutique mission is to provide an exciting selection of custom high-quality, fashionable, sassy & chic young children’s accessories and clothing at exceptional value and affordable cost.” Their product line consists of custom Headbands (ribbon & assorted flowers), bowties and clippies. Ryann’s Closet items are custom made to order. Each piece is carefully crafted to each client’s unique vision.

From Mi to You9. From Mi to You:

From Mi To You hand designs Junk Chuck’s (Chuck Taylor, Converse) using rhinestones, paint and other special embellishments. Custom made for boys and gals of all ages. They’re perfect for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, 1st day of school, or everyday style.

 

Nubian Hueman10. Nubian Hueman:

Nubian Hueman features ethnic fashion apparel, accessories, and beauty brands, along with art of all mediums. Our myriad of talented designers bring ethnic influences to modern silhouettes and product lines by using traditional patterns or ingredients. The Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge serves as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform. (SIDE NOTE: I’ve had the pleasure of working with Anika, the owner on several occasions and she is the best! And the clothes in the boutique are to die for, from amazing designers such as Simply Cecily & D Piper Twins)

Comment below: Are you a black business owner with a product you’d like to share? Or do you know a great product to add to this list?

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    Stacey Taylor
    September 8, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Thank you so much for listing Sistah Buttah! Its an honor to be listed among these businesses!

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    P.J. Tuttles Party Décor
    September 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing our party company among other greats! Very grateful and love what you're doing!

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 8, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    My pleasure Stacey! 🙂

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 8, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    I'm looking forward to trying out your adorable party decor for my little princesses 🙂

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    Emily Brooklyn Williams
    September 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    If any of you ladies are looking to save money on your business cost–like utilities, credit card processing, or phone services….let me know.

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    April S. Williams
    September 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Thank you for listing The Drop Zonedropin Child Care Center in your article! We hope to become a household name for Southern Maryland families!

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    P.J. Tuttles Party Décor
    September 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Christine St.Vil Awesome, I'm very ecstatic & will share your link on my IG page!

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    Danielle Slaughter
    September 9, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Thank you for sharing my business! I'm looking forward to supporting everyone else as well 🙂

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 9, 2014 at 3:01 AM

    Sure thing April, I'm sure it will be 🙂

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    Tammy Wright
    September 8, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Wow! Thanks for blessing ABC Wellness & Fitness Center by listing us with all of the other African American Owned businesses! It would be awesome for those that are local (Southern Maryland and DMV) to contact one another, support one another, and keep in contact with one another! So look out for my face in your “place” of business really soon. 🙂 Christine St. Vi., we appreciate the entire St. Vi. family and all that you do!!

    John & Tammy Wright

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      It’s my pleasure Tammy! That’s a great idea to definitely connect with the other businesses in the area 🙂

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    Tammy Wright
    September 9, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    Awesome!

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Anytime Danielle, love what you're doing 🙂

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    Naeemah Staggs
    September 9, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Awesome list Christine! So proud to know many of these ladies 🙂

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 9, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      Aww thanks so much Naeemah! There are so many I want to add so I will probably have to do a part 2 🙂

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    Naeemah Staggs
    September 9, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Awesome list Christine! So proud to know many of these ladies 🙂

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    Lara Akinsanya
    September 10, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Thanks Christine St.Vil for mentioning LShandi LShandi in your article and congrats to you as well :).

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    Lara Akinsanya
    September 10, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Thanks Christine St.Vil for mentioning LShandi LShandi in your article and congrats to you as well :).

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      You’re so welcome Lara! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    Heather Leone
    September 11, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Thanks Nae, I am getting the dolls for the girls..

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Thanks so much Naeemah!

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    Nubian Hueman
    September 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    We truly thank you for adding us to your list! 🙂

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    cocotique
    September 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Thank you for including us. We truly appreciate it and will be checking out the other businesses listed.

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      My pleasure! I’m excited to include you, thanks for stopping by and checking out the other businesses.

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    ruby
    December 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Didn’t Know there were so many, I used to work for Milwaukee Black pages. so I know a few. but this is good to know

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      Christine St.Vil
      December 10, 2014 at 6:31 AM

      Hi Ruby, thanks so much for stopping by. There are a ton more that I want to add so will definitely have to do a part 2 🙂

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    Rita Estiphanos
    January 6, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    This is an awesome list Christi. Inspiring too….to me at least.

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      Christine St.Vil
      January 11, 2015 at 3:02 PM

      Thanks so much Rita! I hope you found it useful and I look forward to featuring more businesses here.

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