In her 2014 Grand Rapids TEDx Talk, Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year and brains behind The Empowerment Experiment, explains that “a dollar circulates in Asian communities for up to 28 days, in Jewish communities for nearly 20 days, in white communities for 17 days and in Hispanic communities for 7 days. Yet in the Black community, a dollar circulates for only 6 hours.” We have over a trillion dollars in buying power in the US, so how is this possible? Well, for one, black unemployment stays four times higher than other races. So, we wanted to highlight outstanding black-owned businesses throughout South Florida, for all the community to support. We'll be highlighting more B.O.B.'s throughout this month as well, so stay tuned!
1). House of Mac
This place is known to whip up succulent delights like jerk chicken pasta, buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, orange pepper wings, and the Chef's signature World Famous Mac & Cheese! Chef Teach can be spotted in his mobile food truck bearing his trademark logo, delivering his irresistible dishes at the Wynwood Yard in Wynwood, FL.
Address: 2055 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (786) 636 6967
Hours: Sunday, 12:00pm - 12:00am
Monday - Thursday, 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:00am
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2). One United Bank
Being America's largest black-owned bank, their site is riddled with black pride. From their blog articles like Take a Knee, Introducing Sankofa (Sankofa is a word from Ghana meaning, "Go back and get it" and represents the proverb “It’s important to go back for that which you have forgotten” or “go back, look for, and gain wisdom, power and hope.”) and more, you'll feel right at home.
Address: 3275 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL 33147
Phone: (1-877) 663-8648
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
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3). Nene FemHealth
Nene FemHealth is a vegan and organic skin, beauty and feminine care product line curated by Nerissa Irving. Nene Organics offers an alternative way to naturally enhance your beauty. It was truly designed with your skin and happiness in mind. Not only do you get awesome products, but Nene FemHealth will give you that extra boost of confidence, as well as a satisfying experience.
Address: Nene Organics, Miami FL, 33169
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4). The Credit Group
The Credit Group is a private consumer protection company with its primary office located in city of Lauderhill, Florida. They've been a leader in the provision of credit restoration and consumer protection for over 16 years and has the distinction of having provided quality service to over 45,000 satisfied clients.
Address: 4583 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351
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5). Jus Hip-Hop Dance Studio
They teach pure hip hop, BBoy (breakdance), popping & locking, DJ (deejay classes), acting, ballet for kids/teens, contemporary dance, singing, pole fitness, personal fitness & weight loss workout classes. They are a coed facility, that means, boys, girls, men & women are all welcomed.
Address: 9051 Pembroke Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida
Phone: (954) 432-9669
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6). Men Pa'w Gourmet Hot Sauces, LLC
Ms. Carline Phanor was 10 years old when she and her family moved from Haiti to New York City, where she grew up through adolescence. After her first semester at Hunter College, her family surprised her with a trip to Haiti. She fell in love with the Caribbean lifestyle! She could not see herself going back to the cold winters and decided to live there permanently.
Address: Cutler Bay, Fl 33189
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7). Zayna’s Furniture
They carry contemporary, modern, and traditional furniture for bedrooms, living rooms, wall units, kids rooms, dining rooms as well as accessories.
Address: 3959 NW 19th St., Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
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8). My African Food Store
My African Food Store is a a food store from the African ethnic group. They carry African food product. They are based in South Florida!
Address: 1855 W Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 514-9298
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9). Agapé Love Hair Studio
Multicultural Hair salon specializing in Natural hair care, Extensions, Relaxers, Color, Hair cuts, and so much more!
Address: 611 N Palm Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 608-6211
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10). Yes 2 Yoga
Denetrya Brookins, a Florida native, started practicing yoga at the age of 34 while carrying her third child while also managing two hair salons and working as a cosmetologist. She was drawn to the flexibility and creativity that the field allowed her to have while raising her two other children. Yoga quickly took over as her passion and became a priority. The practice of yoga offered her the ability to grow and evolve not only physically, but mentally and spiritually. She was inspired to delve deeper into the fundamentals and history of yoga and clean eating. She learned to use what she had experienced in her daily life situations.
Denetrya teaches Hatha and Children's Yoga classes throughout South Florida and hosts workshops nationally and internationally.
You can expect the atmosphere of her classes to be energetic, yet renewing.
Phone: (240) 292-9642
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11). The Butter Creamery
This isn't your average bakery. Specializing in high-end cakes, treats, cupcakes and more, this can easily be your new go-to for your event. Don't believe me? Just check out their phenomenal work on their Instagram!
Address: Sunrise, FL
Phone: (954) 599-2540
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12). NLEC Pregnancy Center
In 2009, out of the New Life Enrichment Center, an idea was born to help promote life affirming decisions among pregnant woman. An idea that led to the strategic partnerships with state agencies and private affiliates to create an environment of structure, support and hope.
13). The Real Baba Living Earth Foods
A much-in-demand holistic counselor, adviser-teacher, Baba-Pear-Sun has counseled men, women, youth for 26+ years to regain or maintain health & vitality through positive health practices & healthy food choices.
Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: (954) 235-2601
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14). Spoon's Grill
Looking for the perfect black-owned brunch spot? Spoon's Grill has you covered! The menu alone is bound to make your mouth water.
Address: 3987 NW 19th St, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 731-1044
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15). The Copper Door B&B
The Copper Door is a B&B concept focusing on an intimate experience for guests, all while featuring chef-driven amenities & local goods.
Address: 439 NorthWest 4th Avenue, Miami, FL 33128
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This gem has books in French, Creole and English on Haiti and the Caribbean. Arts and crafts and the famous Haitian drink : Kremas Mapou. Libreri Mapou is the home of Sosyete Koukouy ( Fireflies society).
Address: 5919 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 757-9922
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17). N’Namdi Contemporary Miami
Morehouse graduate Jumaane N’Namdi owns and manages this beautiful exhibit, and makes it a point to showcase black artists that are rarely exhibited elsewhere. From seasoned creatives to newcomers, this place has it all!
Address: 177 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (786) 332-4736
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17). Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex (Lyric Theater)
Lyric Theater, now Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex , was built in 1913. The Lyric Theater quickly became a major entertainment center for blacks in Miami. The 400- seat theater was built, owned and operated by Geder Walker, an enterprising Georgian who came to Miami prior to 1900. The theater anchored the district know as “Little Broadway,” an area alive with hotels, restaurants and nightclubs frequented by black and white tourists and residents. It served the community as a movie and vaudeville theater for almost fifty years, and was a symbol of black economic influence – free of discrimination – and a source of pride and culture within Overtown.
Address: 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
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18). Petals by V
Making every customer smiles with one petal at a time, Petals by V offers quality service and quality flowers.
Address: Miami, Florida, United States
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19). Fort Lauderdale Community Center
Having places like this in our community is so important! Their mission is to eliminate ignorance, homelessness & unemployment in disadvantaged communities. They offer many after school programs as well as tutoring services.
Address: 3425 Davie Blvd., Davie Fl 33312
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20). Aesthetically Unique Skin Care
For years working as a Dental Hygienist, this Queen saw imperfections in her patient’s skin that fueled her passion for skin care. After researching the Esthetics field, she obtained her Skincare license as an Esthetician and became a certified semi-permanent Microblading and Mink Eyelash specialist. They take special care to understand the unique needs of each of their customers and design custom solutions that exceed expectations.
Address: 840 Southwest 81st Avenue, North Lauderdale 33068
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There's so much more where that came from, and we're building a mini black-owned PDF for our readers. If you'd like to submit your black-owned business, we'd love to have you! Submit your credentials HERE.