Black-Owned Businesses

Cute mugs, travel carafes, candles, throws & accessories...we're finding our fave meaningful gifts & home decor from Black-owned businesses
We don't normally shop for holiday gifts quite this early in the season. And in the past, we haven't directed our search for gifts specifically toward Black-owned businesses, organic, sustainable and handcrafted gifts. This year, is different, and we're doing all that. What began as a deep-dive into shopping Black-owned home decor this year has been, for me, one of...
A few of our favorite things we have, love & appreciate to be more comfortable at home. Think candles, comfy chairs, luxe sheets & even a sexy sweater.
Come Sunday, I will have completed another turn around the sun. Anyone else feel like they aged 10 years over the one actual year that was 2020? I've been hinting in my posts for random fun and beautiful things as gifts over the past few weeks, when really, I probably should just be asking for better eye cream —...
There’s so much to love about Rihanna's Fenty Skin products -- they make our skincare routine simple & effective. Check out the starter set.
Thank you to Fenty Skin & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. When it comes to my skincare, I like simple, effective and clean ingredients. This is why I was drawn to Fenty Skin by Rihanna. Rihanna has been a change-maker in the beauty world, and after years of searching for products that work for all skin types and skin tones,...
My friend Natalie Nixon joined me for a quick visit, a little grub, and a new introduction last night. Inside secret: along with an imaginary Instagram account (of epic proportions), we also create imaginary graphic t-shirts from the best things we hear everyday. Words from Marian Wright Edelman (through Nat's voice last night) were immediately (mentally?) added to our...
Ina Garten has Modern Comfort Food for us & Amazon reviews have us carting kitchen gear. Also, comfort for those outdoor gatherings + a fun tee.
Mamala, Senator Kamala Harris, Wednesday night, was absolute perfection. I'm feeling an extra need to celebrate ALL that she is, and 'round here we begin all celebrations with a graphic tee. Check out my Black-owned Business Spotlight below this week, because not only is my new favorite graphic tee perfection and a celebration of all that should be, it's...
Supporting Black-owned businesses & small shops w/ a li'l monthly love. Jewelry, face masks & cute home goods are in our style edit.
Welcome to our Black-Owned Business Favs of October! As always, we're on a mission to spread some serious love for these awesome brands -- all Black-owned. You may recognize some from our Black-owned Business Directory and others are new gems that we discover along the way. Either way, these pieces are SO much fun to browse through, like Em's evil...
Embracing anti-racist action includes exercising empathy by reading Black authors & expanding our libraries. The books we recommend, inside.
We’re being mindful moving forward through this year. It’s one thing to be aware, but it’s another to be intentional about our choices. Part of our mission to be ACTIVELY anti-racist is adding Black voices to our libraries. Books By Black Authors We Personally Recommend In that spirit, we've compiled a list of some of our current favorite reads and/or what...
The Mrs. Jones Venice Beach dress SO GOOD: sustainable, featuring pockets & perfect to wear w/ Vans sneaks. From a black woman-owned business, too.
Guys -- you're gonna wanna kill me. OK, that might be a bit dramatic. Let me start over, ahem. I have good news, and I have bad news. Worth The Wait: A Sustainable Dress With Pockets (+ Perfect For Sneakers) The good news: this graphic, striped, voluminous, pocketed Venice Beach Dress from Mrs. Jones (which, you may remember, I have been lusting...
It's our monthly roundup of our favorite black-owned businesses & products — fashion, home & beauty (+ gorg jewelry, too). Here's what we're shopping.
It's time for one of our very favorite series here at TME: Black-Owned Business Favs of the Month! So. Many. Tempting. Things. Gah! I (Syd) don't have my ears pierced but these earrings in Linzi's list or these from Laura's list make me wish I did. And I still find myself scrolling through Beads Byaree and sighing dreamily over all...
In honor of BlackOut Day, we're encouraging our readers to shop our fave Black-Owned Businesses. From face masks & beauty to dresses, our personal reviews.
Hey there!! It's BlackOut Day, a day of economic protest in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The original idea behind BlackOut Day is that no person of color would spend any money — this is an economic element of protest. Recently, however, the definition of BlackOut Day has been expanded to also encourage BIPOC, and their allies to seek...