Are you looking for black-owned businesses to support? Check out my favorite 13 black-owned businesses you can check out during Black Business Month and beyond.

It’s August which means it’s Black Business Month. Small businesses are one thing that we love to support. And many of us understand how important it is to shop small. For many reasons, Black-owned businesses are hard to come by. And if you do discover one, many don’t survive for the long haul due to inhibiting factors. Black Business Month is a great time to celebrate and shine a light on Black-owned businesses that are changing the game!

You can help make a tangible difference today with your buying power. I try to support Black-owned businesses at every chance I get, and I hope you will too by checking out my list below for brands you might enjoy and support.

1. Pouring Over Book

This exceptional subscription service provides book and coffee lovers with a monthly dose of carefully curated ‘me time.’ My friend Lashawn started this business and every book she has recommended to me has been stellar! Self-care has never been so easy!

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2. Danielle Faust

Get your stuff together with the help of this brilliant manifestation mentor, spiritual guide, healer, and life coach. Danielle Faust is a Black woman on a mission to propel you past your fears and doubts to live your best life. You can sign up for some personalized one-on-one time or take some of her courses to educate yourself on manifestation. I consider myself a pro at manifesting and she has even helped me take it up a notch.

3. Melanin Hair Care

I always get so many questions on how we do wash day here at the Borget house so I know you’ll love this black-owned business: Whitney and Taffeta White saw a need for simple, natural hair care for people of color, and they delivered! I’ve followed Whitney during her Naptural85 days and her Youtube videos taught me how to manage my natural curls. Melanin Hair Care is a family-owned and black-owned business that places a huge focus on high-quality, natural ingredients. It’s natural, luxurious, simple, and affordable, all rolled into one perfect bottle.

4. Home Made Luxe

Ever wanted to spruce up your home with a creative decor project you saw and loved on Pinterest but found the planning to be too time-consuming and stressful? Enter Home Made Luxe by Keitha Moseley-Dendy! They provide a curated craft kit containing all the crafty materials you need to DIY your project, plus detailed step-by-step written, photo and video instructions. Great for people like me who like to pretend they’re crafty but need a bit of handholding to get the job done.

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5. Ditto Kids Magazine

Talking to your children about race and identity can be a tricky thing, but it’s something I think is so important. Ditto Kids Magazine, founded by a Black woman, Alexandria Scott, helps parents, educators, and caregivers talk to their children about race and racism so that they can open their minds, see new perspectives, and accept everyone, no matter their race.


Bia Blooms, founded by Bia herself, is a Black woman-owned floral studio whose creations will leave you breathless. She even has her creations in a Pharrell x Jay Z music video! If that isn’t a top-notch endorsement, then I don’t know what is.

7. The Milk Manual

Erica is a former Mother/Baby Registered Nurse and current Lactation Consultant who founded The Milk Manual after having a revelation about prenatal education for breastfeeding mothers — the infant feeding journey can be tough and confusing! If you’re looking for educated guidance on how best to navigate this time, then The Milk Manual’s tips, tricks, and consultations may be the thing for you.

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8. The Best Today Brand

Want to be more intentional with your time? The Best Today Brand helps you do just that with their The Best Today™ Guide, a paper product that walks you through 14 weeks of introspection, vision, and consistency to uncover what your best looks like one today at a time. You know how I love journals and self-growth and this combines both! Founded by Shunta Grant, the company strives to bring a new perspective for those longing to live lives of intention. Sign me up!

9. Attay Mik Baby Couture

Adorning your kids in beautiful clothes has never been so affordable! Toddlers and infants don’t have to wear boring clothes — everyone deserves to be bold and stylish (just ask Lee Lee), even ones who may even throw up on their outfit of the day. With a Black woman CEO, Kimyata Smith, Attay Mik Baby Couture is spearheaded into being in everyone’s closets sooner rather than later. I’ve loved styling Lee Lee in these rompers.

10. Formed Clay Designs by E.King

Formed is a clay jewelry brand founded by Ebony King which aims to celebrate and decorate you for every occasion. Her pieces are of high quality, colorful, and worth every penny! Even though my ‘uniform’ is usually a comfy robe, on the days where I do feel like dressing up a bit, a pair of earrings can go a long way and Formed jewelry has a beautiful selection!

11. Simply Light Candle Co.

Every home has its signature scent, so why not make yours one from Simply Light Candle Co.? Every candle is hand-poured in small batches using 100% soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and lead-free cotton wicks. The brand embodies health, cleanliness, and family. Check out Amazing Grace.

12. The London Grant Co.

Less is more, and never has this been more true than through The London Grant Company’s body care products! Founder Tiffany Staten started this journey in 2016 when she was pregnant and eager to make clean and safe products for her changing body. Fast forward to today, The London Grant Co. is making waves in the home and body industry!

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13. Garden 24

Morgan Harper Nichols is a multitalented artist/poet who created a beautiful line of inspirational planners and gratitude journals. The perfect way to start your day and plan a productive week. Morgan’s stationary line has everything from stickers and greeting cards to sketchbooks.

14. loose seeds

Do you have curious kids who you want to help explore their genius? Loose Seeds might be the perfect option for you! They sell great tshirts right now, but they are also developing a course to teach kids and families how to run businesses and become content creators. This is a great black-owned business to support!

15. Happy and Bilingual School

Are your kids interested in learning a new language? Happy and Bilingual School is a great resource to both learn a second language or supplement your child’s second language education. It’s fun, convenient, and all online! Check out this black-owned business now for both your kids or yourself!

Do you have any black-owned businesses that you love supporting? Share them below!

10 lessons I've learned about parenting

Want to know some of the lessons I’ve learned about parenting in the past 11 years? Keep reading! I started this blog years before I became a mom. I titled it “Baby Making Machine” because I knew some day I would have kids, but didn’t know when that machine would turn on. For years I speculated and predicted what motherhood would be like, but nothing could have prepared me for what was ahead. Nothing is quite like jumping in and figuring it out from experience as you go. I’ve been a mom for over 11 years now (where has the time gone?!) and I’ve probably grown as much as my kids. Not physically, but mentally and emotionally.

Disney movies to watch on black history month

I’ll never forget the excitement on my daughter’s face when she saw a Disney Princess that looked an awful like her. She had long curly hair, brown skin, and big brown eyes. To her, they were just alike. The realization that representation matters continues to hit me time and time again. Like now, this same daughter is telling me she wants to be an actress. There are a lot of Black actors in movies and on TV, but am I giving her the chance to watch them? To see herself up on the big screen?

I’ve compiled a list to get you started. You can search these movies on Disney Plus and add them to your watchlist for this month.

A national holiday dedicated to popcorn? Count me in! Keep reading to check out 10 popcorn varieties that you’ll LOVE! On January 20, the whole country is invited to celebrate the go-to movie snack choice – popcorn! Whether you’re a sucker for all things savory, have more of a sweet tooth, or a little bit of both, there is a popcorn flavor for you. Check out the list below for 10 popcorn flavors that you can try out this National Popcorn Day!

Diversity and Inclusion Books for Kids

I love books! Books can teach us so many things, open our eyes to new worlds and new prospective and it’s a feeling I love sharing with my kids too.

Black mom holding her three biracial children

I’m one of the lucky ones–Who knew what I “wanted to be when I grow up” from a young age. But I think more importantly than that (I don’t particularly like that question these days), is for my kids to have an understanding of what lights them up. And how to set goals and work towards them.

Favorite Moments of 2021

Another year and another collection of little moments!

2021 had some rough patches, some rolling over from 2020. But looking back through the year through my camera roll and journal notes helps me remember the good moments and keeps me grateful. It is easy to get caught up in the negativity of the world but when I slow down and reflect it’s easy to see how incredibly fortunate we are to live a life filled with love, family, and great friends. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home review

Ok, this is going to be quick because Spider-Man No Way Home is one of those movies that you really want to talk about, but not until everyone who wants to, has a chance to see it. But I do want to give a brief, spoiler-free Spider-Man: No Way Home for the parents who may be wondering if the movie is appropriate, or too scary for kids. After that surprise of a sex-scene in Eternals some of us are tip-toeing around Marvel Phase 4. 

Sing 2 movie review

Wondering if it’s worth going to the theaters to see Sing 2 or better to wait to stream it? This is our spoiler-free Sing 2 review.

Sing 2 is a toe-tapping delight that both parents and kids can enjoy. I’ll admit I usually have higher expectations for Disney movies and lower for pretty much anything else. I thought the original Sing was ok, so I tried to go in with mild expectations for Sing 2.

Looking for a spoiler-free Entanto review to help you decide if the family movie is worth seeing in theaters? This review will help you decide.

Years ago, as my eldest daughter Jayda and I rode home in the car, I asked her, “What are you grateful for?”. She was just three years old at the time, which showed as she innocently responded, “What’s grateful for?”

I had always taught her to practice good manners and give thanks in prayer, but up until that moment, I had never realized that I hadn’t introduced the idea of gratitude before.So how do you teach gratitude?

Is ghostbusters afterlife too scary for kids

So Hollywood is giving us another millennial (or perhaps Xenial this time) comeback movie as tribute. But is Ghostbusters Afterlife a blessing or a curse? Well for me, personally a good resurrection has some elements I enjoyed in my childhood but lots of new elements that make it feel new and fresh. Most of all I want to be able to enjoy it with my kids. Ghostbusters Afterlife has all of this and more. My biggest worry was that the movie would be too scary for my 8 and 11 year-old who haven’t really seen anything very scary, especially not in theaters. But I was pleasantly surprised with their reaction. Read on for our spoiler-free review of Ghostbusters Afterlife. 

Hi! I’m Jennifer Borget


I'm a former journalist, and lifelong creator striving to make the world a better place. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day by cherishing our individuality and celebrating our differences.

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