August is Black Business Month, and we are privileged to highlight some of the businesses that enrich St. Louis. Supporting locally-owned Black businesses strengthens our community and celebrates the diverse culture that makes up our city.
No one makes it easier to get your cookie fix than Alibi Cookies! You can buy them in store, have them shipped, deliver them locally, AND you can even get a fresh, warm cookie from a COOKIE BOT 24/7!
Collinsville, IL — Coming Soon in 2023
Offering a delightful selection of refreshing drinks that will help you start your day and keep it going! You are going to love their Tea, Cafe Latte, Espresso, Frappes, and Hot Chocolate beverages. They also have delicious fresh pastries available in the forms of Muffin’s, Danish’s, Cookie’s, and Cake’s.
LaJoy’s Coffee Cafe values and honors the beauty of bringing a community together. And what better way than doing this over a Delicious and comforting cup of coffee. We thrive on aving the ability to unite our customers through amazing brews, sweet treats and events at LaJoy’s.
Coming Soon to Washington University’s Campus — 2023
Latté Lounge is a modern, cozy, and positive environment! We want you to gather with friends, read a book, work, or just relax in our coffee shop. We believe anytime is coffee time. We aren’t just serving a cup of coffee, we’re serving hope!
Custom design shop making lots of cool things. They specialize in trendy or custom tops, tumblers, and koozies.
Curse Breaker Apparel, Co. was founded by a husband and wife team; Ike and Tonita Smith. Tonita is a retired U.S. Army Veteran/Nurse, and Ike is a real estate investor. They’re’re both committed to inspiring and motivating every person that has been negatively impacted by generational curses. Their goal is to empower others to rise up and make a change. The first step is creating a new image that will change the narrative to break negative habits and behaviors that have been passed on from one generation to the next.
Girlfriends Closet is the sequel to Girlfriends Boutique which was established in 2009. Their mission is to bring back the unique, one of a kind pieces and trendy items that fashionistas fell in love with. They represent the working woman who enjoys time with friends & family on the weekend, attending social events and loves looking good. They focus on quality products that can last one rate years and be staples in your wardrobe.
I AM Fashion and Accessories, LLC, began with the vision of its owner, Nafeesah Lester, to empower women of all shapes, sizes, ethnicity, and backgrounds to feel the sense of worth and confidence that comes from looking their best. She believes that all women are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and that their appearance and fashion choices should reflect it.’
In Purpose Educational Services believes in the potential to become an equitable society that honors the dignity, rights, and contributions of each person and identity group and removes the barriers created by discrimination. Through training, development, interactions, and on-going support, we will help create leaders capable of effectuating lasting change in our systems, communities, groups and organizations, and individual lives.
Williams Academy plans to train the youth using our fun, but well sophisticated STEAM program. In this program, students will have a hands on opportunity to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at their finger tips. Our school is completely technology integrated.
Our candles are hand-poured in small batches using 100% organic coconut and apricot waxes that are cultivated from renewable sources. We use waxes that are soy-free, paraben-free, and toxin-free
We specialize in seasonal and themed collections perfect for every occasion and holiday. Our candles are scented using fine fragrance oils and refined essential oils that have been globally sourced, and custom-blended from one supplier. All fragrance oils are phthalate-free, luxurious, and exclusive.
We also offer candle pouring events!
Expedition Subsahara was created to honor and showcase the rich tradition of African craftsmanship. Their African baskets and home decor are handmade using techniques passed down through the generations. Africa is a vibrant and culturally diverse continent, and they are proud to offer goods that reflect its people’s exceptional skills and creativity.
Our candles are curated by our team to bring the best smelling aroma to fill the home. Who says home fragrance can’t be safe too? Pure Perfection Candles are hand poured with our custom blend of natural waxes and fine fragrances. We offer a product that’s non-toxic, slow burning and will bring comfort to any home.
A licensed professional cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor, the mission is to provide top quality hair care services to an array of women as well as to help build confidence while educating them on creating a healthy self care regimen. Offering the highest level of customer care, a professional and relaxing environment, along with a versatile service list that can be tailored to fit clients’ individual needs.
When your skin isn’t at its best, you don’t feel your best. Replenish your confidence with clean, nourishing, and thoughtfully curated skincare products that actually work. Not all “clean” skincare brands are alike – nor do they all deliver results. Butter Love Skin products are made with love, by hand, for your happiness and healing.
Our vision is to focus on a community of underrepresented women and kids in the health and wellness space and provide education on the toxic ingredients found in many conventional nail polish products and provide a healthier option.
More recently, we have expanded by launching DEMIblue for Girls, a collection of clean vegan nail polish for your little ones. Filled with fun colors and pint-sized bottles made so our younger customers can have fun with healthy nail polish too!
St. Louis, MO
Exodus Esthetics specializes in customized facial treatments that fit your individual needs. Fallon, a Registered Nurse and Licensed Esthetician, partners her knowledge acquired in both fields to provide a unique experience. A luxurious experience & glowing skin awaits.
An Iconic Male should always look his best. Whether you want a tailored mens haircuts, a perfectly sculpted beard trim or to pamper yourself with a relaxing razor shave, our team of grooming experts will assure that you have the ultimate grooming experience.
Locs of Glory is a well-known spa in St. Louis. It is a professional salon run by Tameka Stigers, offering a wide range of beauty enhancement services like locs styles, loc color, Sisterlocks, traditional locs, manicure, pedicure, massage, float tank therapy, nail service, facial and much more.
Powertouch Massage simply came from a love for learning about the human body, its functions and helping people feel better and be their best self. Making one feel heard, pain free and relaxed is the goal. Letting you know you have a say in your own health. Each experience is different and catered to you and your wellness needs.
Bringing traditional, personalized support to St. Louis families through holistic pregnancy, birth, loss, lactation and postpartum care.
Now accepting doula clients for 2024
A full spectrum doula, child birth educator, lactation counselor, and safe birth advocate. Works with birthing people as long and much as they need during their reproductive time from pre-pregnancy to postpartum as well as abortion, adoption and infertility. Also specializes in infant care, working to educate parents on safest practices that can save their babies, dispelling generational myths that have lead to Black babies having the highest infant mortality rate. Empowers families to redesign healthy family bonds.
Jamaa Birth Village provides culturally-congruent traditional Midwifery care for Saint Louis area families. Their two-year family care model brings together evidence-based Midwifery + Doula Care, Perinatal Mental Health Support, Breastfeeding Education, Holistic Therapies, Childbirth Education, Family Support Services and so much more!
Lactation consultant, birth and postpartum doula support
Serving Areas in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles, Alton (IL), Collinsville (IL), Granite City (IL) and surrounding counties in MO & IL
Krescant Marie is a fitness based lifestyle brand grounded in the idea that women everywhere deserve to not only look good, but feel good! We strive everyday to change the landscape of what “fitness” looks like and show the woman who doesn’t see herself represented out in the world, that she has a place here. With quality materials and eye catching designs, Krescant Marie can help you reach all of your healthy living goals no matter what stage you are in.
At 4Hens Creole Kitchen, they use all the traditional flavors of creole food but with a modern twist. Serving up hearty dishes such as Shrimp n’ Grits, Po’ boys and Swamp Thang. Their menu includes creole-inspired starters like Slapp’n Shrimp and for dessert their decadent N’awlins Bread Pudding. They even have a little something on the menu for the kiddos too!
Cathy’s Kitchen is an American restaurant with food from all around the country. Cathy travels this great nation looking for unique restaurants with unique menu items. Her goal is to add her personal touch to these recipes and share them with each and every customer.
At Drake’s, they believe in never sacrificing quality. That’s why all of their sauces are made in house, and all of their food is fresh. Their chicken wings are the best in town, and their signature house salad dressing is a hit. Your meal will be hand-crafted by their chefs to provide you with the ultimate experience.
Authentic open-flame Barbecue, Five Aces is known for their delicious array of meats and side dishes that are seasoned to perfection. Five Aces is a family owned and operated business that takes pride in their delicious NO SALT seasoning technique. Every dish is served with the feel of “homestylelove”.
A family-owned and operated barbecue smokehouse specializing in the phenomena of smoked turkey and chicken!
Gobble Stop has created a variety of unique entrees, sandwiches, side dishes, and gourmet cookies that are all culinary masterpieces. Gobble STOP guarantees a pure passion for its food and its fans!
Located in the heart of Ferguson, Missouri. Midwest Wine Bar is your NEW neighborhood wine bar & shop that features Black, Women, Celebrity, and our very own Missouri and South Africa wines. We will also offer a wide variety of exotic and rare wines from around the globe.
Steve’s Hot Dogs is the home of the Official Hot Dog of St. Louis. These dogs are legendary. Every all-beef hot dog is cold smoked, grilled and topped to perfection on a fresh-baked bun. Their menu showcases creative flavor profiles ranging from sweet to spicy and savory. Every order promises to leave you wanting more.
The Wine Cafe— dedicated to giving you the very best of food, wine, and a good time.
Founded in 2020 by Tiara & Terrence Curry, The Wine Cafe came about from combining Tiara’s love for wine and Terrence’s restaurant background. When the couple first started out, their passion for food, wine and a good time gave them the impetus to turn hard work and inspiration into a Cafe.
With unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise, we’re the Saint Louis, MO Real Estate experts you’ve been looking for. Whether you’re buying or selling, we can help you get the best deal.
Are you dreaming of an event that exceeds all expectations, masterfully executed to the finest detail?
Welcome to C5 Events and Décor, St. Louis’ premier event planning and decor company. Our passion is centered around crafting 5-star unforgettable experiences that exceed expectations.
Offering so much more than just axe throwing. From dart boards to live music, to delicious food and drinks available at their on-site bar, you can make a full evening at the Haus.
Whether you’re looking for a unique date night idea or a fun outing with friends, they have something for everyone.
Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistance due to aging, illness, recovery, or rehabilitation, our care givers will provide an individualized service that you can trust.
An independent, locally owned and operated small business that serves both residential and commercial clients. Our company, owner, and lead technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as well as the HOST School in the standards and practices of carpet cleaning.
The Outstanding Starz Foundation is a St. Louis Metro area-based foundation whose missionis to provide a positive, fun and safe environment for our underserved and under resourced youth in the community. We are dedicated to the development of the dancer and person.
We Rock the Spectrum North County St. Louis is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through their nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, they provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
Williamson Financial Management Group is a financial services firm dedicated to YOUR SUCCESS. Our specialty is developing holistic financial plans that allow our clients to discover a vision that encompasses both short and long-term goals.