Attention Shoppers and Black Business Owners: Join the Holiday Soirée

The Foundation of the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses (NABBS) is hosting a virtual Holiday Soirée & Gift Guide on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Shop With Leslie is a proud sponsor of this event.  You can participate as a shopper and/or black business owner.  The NAABS Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1982.   In…Read more »

Mother’s Day, Self Care & Rejuvenation with Black Owned Brands

Rejuvenate means to renew,  refresh, make younger or more lively.  As more people are staying close to home these days, rejuvenation gifts would be great for self care and Mother’s Day.  There are many options from black owned brands that can be purchased online.  These include lounge wear (house clothes and slippers), sleep masks, and…Read more »

Show HER you care with Heart Themed Jewelry and Chocolates from Black Owned Brands

The heart as a symbol of love has been used since the Middle Ages.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, you might be thinking about special tokens of appreciation.  What better way to show HER you care than with heart themed jewelry.  Chocolate is also inextricably linked with romance and Valentine’s Day in part because of taste…Read more »

Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and Advance

Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Juneteenth Emancipation Day, June 19, 1900, Texas Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery.  The specific date, June 19 commemorates when word that slavery was abolished reached Texas, years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  Since that time, Juneteenth has become an official state holiday in Texas and is celebrated across…Read more »

Sweet, Vegan, and Healthful Treats from Black Owned Brands

 Ibrahim Boran As the holidays set in, you may be wondering about entertaining, or what treats to bring to events including family gatherings, office parties, and the like.  There are plenty of diverse offerings from black owned brands.  In this post, we identify these by type to include cakes, chocolates, cookies and brownies, cup-cakes, and…Read more »

Get Festive For the Holidays With Black Owned Brands

 Chris Benson With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to plan.  In this post we review Christmas and holiday themed items from black owned brands.  These include accessories and clothing, tree decorations and Christmas stockings, goods for serving, entertaining, and gift wrapping.  Greeting cards and pieces for celebrating Kwanzaa are also included.  See…Read more »

Wakanda Themed Apparel and Accessories From Black Owned Brands

 Enoch Appiah Jr. Wakanda themed events are popular and include birthday, beach, and costume parties.  With Halloween around the corner then, Wakanda themed apparel and accessories might be useful.  There are diverse offerings from black owned brands, which include a few for children/youth.  See the following company and products links for more details. Some of…Read more »

National Buy Black Coffee Day (May 29, 2018): Find your Product

Photo CreateHerStock  “A Summer Day” by Neosha Gardner After the arrests of two African American men at a Starbucks, and to coincide with the racial bias training at all Starbucks locations, The Black Star Project has designated May 29, 2018 as “National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day.”  On The Black Star Project website,…Read more »