Buying Black is about great taste, cool energy and yes, ownership. Not just because it’s Black, but because it’s good and Black.
Many Black businesses claim to have made more money on Juneteenth 2020 than they had the whole year, or ever. This year, so far, the same applies. In an effort to consciously or naturally buy Black the entire year, EBONY focuses on destinations in major urban centers with a photo series supporting local Black businesses. As African Americans, whose ancestors built this country, it’s our time to build our own wealth as well as support our own.
Consciously and naturally, EBONY starts this visual series with the joy of buying Black in Harlem, USA.
Photography by Jazmin Maço. Additional photography by Harlem Scene
Home to Harlem
Features hand-crafted beauty, clothing and accessories.
Location: 246 Malcolm X Blvd
Owner: Maria Granville
NiLu, Harlem’s Gift Store
Books, candles and gifts curated for the culture.
Location: 191 Malcolm X Blvd.
Owner: Katrina & Mark Parris
An exquisite and cool dining experience.
Location: 300 114th Street
Owner: Melba Wilson
Caribbean meets Southern cuisine and cocktails.
Location: 326 Malcom X Blvd.
Owner: Alyah Horsford-Sidberry
Make My Cake Bakeshop & Coffee Shop
Desserts made in the tradition of the South with Harlem soul.
Location: 2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Owner: Aliyyah Baylor
Clothing boutique, dressing women for those important moments in life.
Location: 24 E. 125th Street
Owner: Princess Jenkins