Black Businesses Matter.

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

We stand in solidarity against racism, ignorance, and injustice.

We stand with our fellow Black artists, creators, makers, storytellers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and the entire Black community.

We see the pain, the unrest, and are heartbroken that this is still an issue, after hundreds of years. We are here to learn, by listening, and educating ourselves so that we can be better allies, because Black Lives Matter!

If you don't know where to start, start by supporting Black-owned businesses.

A few months ago, we wrote a blog post for Black History Month showcasing 29 local, Black-owned businesses here in Durham, NC. Since then, our community has voiced their support for even more, and it's time that we update that original list and expand well beyond 29, because we can do better. This blog post will be continuously updated as we research and discover Black-owned businesses, artists, and makers that make up Durham. Thank you for introducing us to some new faces and helping us showcase and support even more Black greatness in our community.

Each entry below is linked to the business' social media. Simply click the linked business name to be taken to their page on a separate window. We encourage you to take the time to follow and support these Durham Black-owned businesses, artists, creators, makers, chefs, writers, doctors, activists.

Posted: June 2, 2020

Last Edited: November 27, 2020

AccessiBull Healthcare

AccessiBull Healthcare is a new Primary Care office, where Dr. B, a Duke Alumni, provides affordable and accessible care to patients. Dr. B is also a certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor!

AfroCurl Photography

Alexandria Anderson is the talent behind the camera at AfroCurl Photography, where she serves Durham, NC, and surrounding areas. She is also a founder of Digital LinCS.

Amber Brown

Amber Brown is a yoga instructor who is passionate about increasing people's happiness through practices of yoga.

Amber Lynne Beauty

Amber is a traveling makeup artist, who specializes in bridal makeup. Her work can be seen in corporate and editorial projects, as well as on TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" and more.

Ashley Lucinda Style

Ashley is a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant helping people find their signature style and feel their best, no matter their budget. She explores sustainable fashion to find self-love and the power of joy.

Barber in Demand

Barber in Demand has a true passion for barbering. He not only cuts hair and trims beards, but also creates products to enhance the client's hair.

Bull City Apparel & Customs

Bull City Apparel & Customs offers one of a kind Durham clothing and stickers, as well as custom products.

Cicely Mitchell

Cicely, a Biostatistician, is one of the founders of the 'Art of Cool' Festival and artistic director of the SummerStage event series at Golden Belt, where she continues to bring the community together through music and art.

At The Intersection Podcast

A podcast hosted by two friends, Brian & Marion, investigating what happens at the intersection of culture & policy.

Backyard Barbecue

Named the best BBQ in North Carolina, Backyard Barbecue has to be on your go-to list!

Be Connected Durham

"Be Connected Durham is an iset excelsior initiative providing markcomms + curatorial services that connect audiences and foster equity through the arts, culture, and music."

Bespoke Bakery & Dessert Bar

Bespoke creates delicious custom dessert bars and confections around the Triangle.

Beyu Caffe

Beyu Caffe is a local coffee shop offering food and live music in the heart of Durham. They've been feeding the community during the pandemic.

Big C Waffles

According to Twitter, they're the best waffles on earth, changing lives one waffle at a time! Check out their restaurant or food truck out and about.

Black Byrd Media

Black Byrd Media provides specialized marketing plans for clients, inclusive of breaking down the utilization of social media markets and differentiated platforms

Black Girls Guide to Menopause

Omisade Burney-Scott lends her voice and wisdom to connect black girls to share their journey through menopause, life, love, and aging.


Afrofuturism digital maker-space. Blackspace allows a safe place for the Black youth to continue to grow their creativity. Pierce Freelon, a writer, musician, Emmy award-winner, activists, former mayoral candidate, creative director of Northstar, is the founder Blackspace.

Blend of Soul

Fresh cold-pressed juices, food, and restaurant finder brought to you by Margo & Ki.

Blu Tee Spoon

Mouthwatering plant-based gourmet vegan burgers, delivered Fridays & Saturdays around the Triangle.

Body Games Center

A community movement center that offers 50 minute HIIT classes, spin classes, rehab & massage therapy, yoga & Zumba, and more. Try their free 30 day play pass!

Boricua Soul

Boricua Soul is a food truck, turned brick and mortar located inside the American Tobacco Campus serving southern Latino flavors.

Bright Black Candle Company

Bright Black Candle Company is a candle company created by scent artists Tiffany & Dariel who honors the brilliance of Blackness with every candle. Bright Black Candle was also featured in our Winter Box.

Bstill Clothing

"Bstill Clothing is a lifestyle brand meant to embrace what makes us unique." They believe in being proud of yourself and not caring what others think.

Bull City Butler

Bull City Butler is a concierge service providing savvy and detailed service for clients managing their personal, professional, or social commitments.

Bull City Carwash

An amazing carwash and car detailing business located in Downtown, Durham.

Bull City Confectionaries

Bull City Confectionaries specializes in yummy mini bundt cakes and one of a kind sweets.

Bull City Dental

Dr. Desiree T. Palmer, Dr. Kemp & their associates help create smiles that make Durham bright. They offer high-quality, state-of-the-art dental care in downtown.

Bull City Laughs

Bull City Laughs is a veteran, Black-owned comedy city tour that entertains while guiding you from street to street in their bus of laughter.

Bull City Street Food & Lula & Sadie's

Bull City Street Food truck offers delicious variations of street food from regions around the world. Lula & Sadie's just opened inside the Durham Food Hall and we are so excited for them. They offer a modern take on dishes from Southern US regions.

Busy Bee Soft Play

Busy Bee Soft Play is a mobile soft play rental company coming soon to the Triangle and surrounding areas.

Candy Carver