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Grab a pen! Here’s your Black-owned, Black Friday list of businesses you should know!

While Black people make up just 14% of the population, Black consumer spending is forecasted to break $1.4 Trillion – yes, TRILLION — in 2020, according to a Nielsen report on the power of the Black dollar. Yet Black-owned businesses receive a mere 2% of the Black dollar.

But organizations like Shop Black Week are aiming to change that.

Shop Black Week is a nationwide campaign that encourages every American to support Black-owned businesses by making at least one purchase.

“…By supporting Black-owned businesses on a regular basis, we could permanently and systematically change the economic condition of the Black community forever,” according to Carla Tillman, Ph.D., Shop Black Week’s Media Strategist.

Those who shop with Black-owned businesses through Black Friday are encouraged to share their purchases on social media using #ShopBlackWeek and #SBW2020 to raise awareness about the movement.

So, here’s your list! Screenshot it, write down, and prepare to put your dollar back in the community!

1. Curlanistas

SHOP: Teenpreneur, Lexi P., learned to love her naturally beautiful coils and became an advocate for building self-confidence and empowering teens to find self-esteem through natural beauty.

2. Embri Shop

SHOP: It’s time to spruce up that laptop and cell phone with one of these stylish covers by EMBRI. They create beautiful, one-of-a-kind accessories for your favorite tech devices. Their collections include laptop sleeves, hard-shell MacBook cases and keyboard covers, making EMBRI a perfect one-stop-shop for style-driven device protection.

3. Talley and Twine

SHOP: Talley & Twine was created after realizing that most watch companies just emulated the most popular brands. Their goal was to create a quality, detailed, attention-grabbing timepiece that didn’t cost $1000 or more. They like to operate outside of the “norms” and away from the long-standing gatekeepers of the watch industry.

4. 54kibo

SHOP: Explore Contemporary African Designs From Africa & The Diaspora. 

5. Entrepreneurs Color Too, LLC

SHOP: Entrepreneurs Color Too promotes self-care for creatives and entrepreneurs through coloring! With the growing popularity of adult coloring books, it’s dope to find one that’s created for the culture! One of their books, “24 Shades of Business,” is an Amazon Best Seller. It is also the first adult coloring book to highlight the beauty of black women entrepreneurs.

6. Posh Candle Co.

SHOP: Express yourself with candles that are a whole mood! Not only do these candles have dope sayings but they’re also earth-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan. These 100% soy candles are hand-poured in small batches in Los Angeles using American-made materials including soy wax, cotton wick, and jars. 

7. Loza Tam

SHOP: Dress your tresses with stylish hair wraps and headbands that are hand-crafted in Ghana.

8. Mented Cosmetics

SHOP: Mented Cosmetics has a range of nude lipsticks suited for all shades of melanin.

9. UOMA Beauty

SHOP: UOMA – pronounced OMA (uh-mah) means beautiful and they believe that beauty starts the moment you decide to be yourself. They exist to re-write the rules of inclusivity and diversity to create a world of beauty that truly is for all of us. Founded by Nigerian born, LA & London based former beauty executive Sharon Chuter, the UOMA Beauty range is rebellious, innovative and created for all.

10. Coco’Pie Clothing

SHOP: These natural hair tees are the cutest and empower our girls to embrace their natural hair.