Bedding Accessories from Black Owned Brands

iAlicante Mediterranean Homes This post is dedicated to two African American entrepreneurs and innovators, Sarah E. Goode, and Leonard C. Bailey.  Sarah E. Goode obtained a patent in 1885 for a cabinet folding bed.  The cabinet bed (patent number 322, 177) served as a desk that could be transformed and unfolded into a bed.  It…Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Downloadable/Online Goods from Black Owned Brands

Michael Longmire As you wind down your holiday shopping, consider free and low cost downloadable (and online) options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for  details. FREE Adorned by Chi offers a free comic titled “Chi Chi’s Guide to Self Care.” Effie’s Paper offers a selection of wall paper that…Read more »

Dolls That Represent From Black Owned Brands

 Eye for Ebony As I seek out dolls for friends and family, I have found authentic representation in black owned brands.  That is, dolls that represent a cross section of African likeness and style, capturing the nuances of hair texture, facial features, skin tone, personality, and more. Watching the reactions of children opening these gifts…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 tree decorations and Christmas stockings, clothing, and goods for serving, entertaining, and gift wrapping. Greeting cards and pieces for celebrating Kwanzaa are also included.  See the…Read more »

Cardigans, Shawls, and Ponchos from Black Owned Brands

Photo credits:  Rui Silvestre and Tyler Nix Though cardigans, shawls, and ponchos can be worn throughout the year, they are especially useful as the weather turns cooler.  What’s more they add style to an outfit through texture and color; and all have been trending for some time.  There are several options from black owned brands…Read more »

Dashiki Day and Beyond with Black Owned Brands

Drew Roberts October 30 has been designated as “National Dashiki Day” where individuals not only wear dashikis but post their pictures on social media.  Dashikis and other African styled clothing are also frequently worn during Black history month, and during the holidays for Kwanzaa celebrations.  African prints in general have become increasingly integrated into all…Read more »