Known as the “city too busy to hate” and the “Black mecca of the South,” Atlanta is home to nearly two million Black residents, and thus also home to a plethora of Black-owned businesses. Patronizing these businesses allows you to support your community and small local business while you shop. From clothing stores to home goods to spas, there are a ton of options across Atlanta worth checking out.
For when you want to take your presents to the next level – That’s a Wrap! is a professional gift-wrapping and balloon boutique. They also offer gift design and classes if you want to learn to do it yourself!
Meaning “the power of the word,” Medu is the befitting name of this large, historic Atlanta bookstore serving the Metro Atlanta area for decades and specializing in culturally significant and hard to find books.
It’s family-owned and founded by three members of the Lee family who sought to create a successful independent bookstore that sells unbiased literature true to the culture of excellence in the Black community worldwide.
A true celebration of artistic excellence, culture and community, the Hammonds House Museum strives to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions to world culture made by visual artists of African descent.
Supporting the development of cooperative business communities of social entrepreneurs and community stakeholders committed to their community, The Ke’Nekt is a coworking space seeking to build a movement.
This organization seeks to increase minority participation in esports, also known as competitive video gaming, by developing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) skills.
With a mission of training K-12 students to be proficient in STEAM subjects through robotics and more, Fun Weird Science focuses on hands-on learning for the next generation.
Atlanta is a city full of incredible businesses and talented people. But supporting small business is invaluable, especially in such unprecedented times as what we’re facing today. For anything you are looking for, there are surely plenty of awesome, local Black-owned businesses worth checking out.
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