The #BuyBLKinAugust campaign has been designed to generate revenue for Black businesses and amplify Black stories in commemoration of Black August, Black Business Month, and Black Philanthropy Month. We have some dope ambassadors who have some amazing business (for profit and non-profit) of their own. Make sure you check them out as you are buying Black this month and every month!
Clothing and Lifestyle Brands
Alisha Nesbitt | Rian Harper’s Closet
Rian Harper’s Closet is a cute and unique tie-dye boutique that offers handmade and custom coloring designs to spice up your wardrobe.
Tatyana Arrington | Stix Unlimited, LLC
Stix Unlimited was originally founded in 2010 by the late graphic design artist Ahjanee “Lemon” Arrington. At age 15, he became an entrepreneur and started designing clothes, a passion he loved. This unisex collection features Ahjanee’s original artwork. He designed the logo for the brand—which means “everyone”—to that all people felt love and included.
Aubryone Hollowell | LUV Company
LUV Company is a lifestyle brand for self-expression, empowerment, and style. LUV specializes in its unique sunglasses and also provides accessories based on one-of-a-kind designs and festival wear.
Edwina Price | Issa Wrap Inspired Collection
Created to uplift and empower Black women especially, Issa Wrap Inspired Collection draws inspiration from empowered women and tells a signature story through its cut, color, pattern, and stitching. All merchandise is crafted or selected to remind Black women that they are queens who embody the strength of goddesses!
FFBY is a lifestyle clothing brand meant for everyone who is ready to live, or already living, as their authentic self—minus their fears. FFBY is meant to encourage people to drop their attachment to fear which manifests itself in judgement, anxiety, depression, etc. and to help people exercise their freedom.
Natt Taylor creates sassy, sophisticated womenswear that celebrates the natural, feminine form with bold color, sensual shapes, and subtle details. Inspired by the everyday working woman, each design transitions easily from day to evening and offers the perfect balance for work, life, and everything in between.
Janna Yvonne is a casual, luxe-wear brand inspired by the event-centered lifestyle that millennials have curated over the years. Since there is always somewhere to be—a brunch, a day party, an international trip—Janna Yvonne creates show-stopping and unique pieces that are perfect for standing out in a large crow or capturing a great photo moment. All pieces are custom designed and made-to-order. Janna Yvonne was established in 2017.
Satchel Jester | SoAtlantaScene
SoAtlantaScene is where the pride, pomp, and circumstance of the South’s crown jewel, and the world’s cultural point of inspiration, is placed on a pedestal and revered highly. SoAtlanta celebrates audacity, brilliance, diversity, excellence, guts, swag, and all the commendable things in between. It’s part work and all play—the ATL way. It’s people, places, and things that make the world a better place via the charming giant of a city that the best of the best call home.
Marketing and Media
Diamonde Williamson | Third & Wonder Production House
Third & Wonder Production House is a video production, storytelling and strategy studio specializing in unscripted storytelling and short-form digital video content. Third & Wonder loves helping clients tell their stories, enhance existing ones, introduce new products, and realize their business goals by creating video series that align with their vision and values.
Lillie Mae | Glambitious Brand
Glambitious Brand is an online platform for entrepreneurs to access income-generating programs, marketing services, media exposure, speaking opportunities, virtual networking events, business ebooks, and informative webinars.
Naomi Thomas | Boss Business Market
Boss Business Market provides digital marketing services for companies and their leadership. The powerful team of social media strategists, content creators, digital designers, and data analysts are dedicated to serving your business’s marketing needs and managing the space where your brand lives online.
Civil Creations is an Atlanta-based visual arts company focused on producing digital photography and video content for marketing and promotional use. Established by Wildy Civil in 2009, Civil Creations has grown to become a notable entity in the Atlanta market and photography industry—specializing in fashion, lifestyle, and event coverage.
Noelle Jones | We Thrive Media, LLC
We Thrive Media is an Atlanta-based boutique media agency specializing in integrated marketing and communications. The mission is to propel brands to not just exist, but to THRIVE—by activating sustainable growth strategies that make a continuous impact on culture and the community. WearThrive, a lifestyle apparel brand, is an extension of THRIVE.
Octavia Gilmore | Creative Juice
Creative Juice is a 100% women and minority owned creative marketing agency disrupting marketing the millennial way. Using a unique perspective, Creative Juice creates bold, forward-thinking marking solutions for clients. The services include branding, digital marketing, print design and web.
Health and Healing
Keshia Dennis | The Elephant in the Room, Inc.
The Elephant in the Room is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for and brings awareness to mental health. The organization encourages the discussion of mental health, helps to bridge the gap between those who need and receive help, and acts as a liaison to mental health professionals in order to make referrals for those who are in need of support.
Jasmine Wilde | Hey Baby Ultrasound Boutique
Hey Baby provides elective ultrasound services for expecting families in between their routine doctor’s visits. Offering 2D and 3D/4D ultrasounds, Hey Baby can put the sound of baby’s heartbeat in a stuffed animal or the image on customized jewelry. Hey Baby also offers early gender DNA testing and gender reveal supplies.
Naturally Mary is where nature and health go hand in hand. They offer vegan and organic beard care and holistic healthcare.
Lorelle Oliveira | If Grief Could Talk: Poems to Move through Grief with Grace and Honesty
After the death of her father, Lorelle Oliveira penned this book that is rooted in acknowledging the pain that comes with grief and journeying toward healing.
Unoia—which means beautiful thinking—is a CBD lifestyle and product brand focused on how CBD assists with mental health, mindfulness, and self care. With anxiety and depression rates nearly tripling since the pandemic, Unoia founders Brandé Elise and Danielle Gray are helping people find a natural, holistic way to cope.
Jordan Madison | Therapy is My JAM
Created by couple and family therapist Jordan Madison, Therapy is My JAM offers t-shirts designed to reduce the stigma around mental health and normalize going to therapy. Therapy is My JAM provides resources to the Black community to encourage leading healthier lives and creating more fulfilling relationships.
Food and Beverage
Ariel Lomax | Sweet Monroe’s Bakery
Sweet Monroe’s Bakery is an online bakery specializing in high-quality custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pastries. They use fresh, all natural, and organic ingredients and have vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options, all while maintaining a great taste.
Erica Jackson | Byte Sized Bakery
Byte Sized Bakery specializes in homemade desserts and custom orders. They offer a variety of goodies—cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and more!
Eat Noire is a digital platform focused on building community through the lens of Black food, globally. It is creating a table for high-end Black chefs, mixologists, restauranteurs, and culinary creatives to showcase their talents and products in a market that oftentimes stereotypes them to one genre of cuisine. Eat Noire is currently integrating an e-commerce platform to be a one-stop source for Black food and beverage companies to promote and sell to the world. Eat Black and Live Noire with them!
Art and Beauty
Tiffini Gatlin | Latched and Hooked Beauty
Latched and Hooked Beauty is a 100% Black owned and woman operated beauty brand that offers non-toxic, ready-to-wear, synthetic hair extensions for Black women.
Taylor Bailey Douglass | KLR ART
KLR ART is a fine art and design company founded by artist Taylor Bailey Douglass. Specializing in large scale resin abstracts and handmade furniture, Taylor’s ethereal works are inspired by elements, colors, and energies in the natural world. Her art explores introspection and the path to enlightenment through expression, encouraging the viewer to reflect and look within to be a positive force in the world.
BookedBags are lightweight, water resistant, and stylish book protectors. They come in 5 fun colors and 2 sizes—perfect for traditional paperback and hardcover books. The enclosed zipper feature ensures 360 degree coverage of the book and pages. BookedBags also feature an inside compartment for your cell phone, credit or business cards, pens, and bookmarks. It’s truly a one stop reading shop!
Community and Events
FLR PLN (Floor Plan) is a retail concept that adopts the imagery of Instagram, reinvents periodically and sells as a curated store while providing an opportunity that allows unique brands to collaborate and co-activate in mixed used brick and mortar spaces.
Teya Lucas | Meshay & Madison Events, LLC
Meshay & Madison Events is a mother-daughter event planning and coordinating boutique based in Atlanta that strives to create memories that clients and guests will be raving about. They pay attention to the details so you can enjoy your event.
Donte Miller | Village Micro Fund
Imagine a world where you can walk through your neighborhood and shop at a local business you invested in. That is what The Village Micro Fund seeks to create. A social impact fund that sits on the Westside of Atlanta, The Village Micro Fund offers a 15-week course on entrepreneurship, surrounds participants with a community of support, and then gives the community a chance to invest.
Tiffany Ellis | Pods & PR
Think book club, but with podcasts! Through this platform, Pods & PR highlights female creatives (by featuring their podcasts and products in monthly giveaways) and works with millennial women on emotional intelligence and improving their mental and emotional well-being. With a licensed therapist (The Homegirl Therapist) who works alongside the platform, Pods & PR also works to normalize therapy and currently meets virtually.
Porchia Marie | Dope People Meet
Dope People Meet is a platform for entertainment brands, industry professionals, and creatives to host engaging events with a well-curated audience that reflects the marketing needs of today’s creative firms. Serving as a liaison between the creative and the brand as well as the brand and their targeted audience, this is “where creatives meet” and boasts an influencer network of over 50,000 people attaining over 500,000 impressions.
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