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February is Black History Month. While we celebrate diversity every day of the year, we are marking this month and celebrating by sharing the stories of incredible Black moms and by amplifying their voices all month long. This week we are introducing you to ten businesses you should know about that are owned by Black moms These women here, you NEED to know about them and the world they are doing. You should absolutely be following them. Click on their names and businesses to follow them and their incredible life pursuits on Instagram.
This amazing store in Atlanta was started by a mom and is run by moms too! Happy Mango is an eco friendly kids and baby store that serves moms and kids up to age 4. BCB worked with them when we hosted Gearapalooza in Atlanta years ago…and are so happy to see that they shop nationwide now.
Any makeup enthusiast knows The Crayon Case, but if you don’t, it’s time that you check it out. Started as experiment, its become a safe haven for not only the amateur makeup artists and newbies were the intended customers, but its also become a staple for veteran makeup artists as well.
After struggling with her own weight throughout middle and high school, Tiffany Davidson’s fitness journey began after she had her first of four children. Now the owner of Darlyn Body Fitness, her six week fitness program is designed to teach you everything that took her years to learn…all in six weeks.
Mimi is a full-time digital influencer who also has an online retail store, the Unlikely Market. While Mimi talks about life’s ups and downs on her blog, she celebrates each moment with something for everyone in her online boutique. UnlikelyMarket specializes in apparel, gifts, home decor, monograms and more.
Katonya Breaux founded Unsun Cosmetics following her own frustrations in finding clean sunscreen and suncare for people of color. This line was created to provide clean, no-residue options that were kind to the person using it as well as the environment it’s being used in.
Keewa and Doug are a blended family with two sons and one daughter, they live in Chicago and are the owners of Kido Chicago, a brick and mortar that also ships nationwide. Their small shop focuses on representation and inclkusivity of EVERY person on the planet.
After struggling with her own milk production, Krystal Nicole Duhaney, a Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and breastfeeding mommy of two founded Milky Mama. While she started with a Lactation Cookie, Milky Mama now also features Brownies (which are Krystal’s favorite), Emergency Brownies, Tropical Iced Tea, Lactation LeMOOnade, Lactation Smoothie Mix, and Herbal Supplements.
During a successful fight with cancer, Founder, Cashmere, became extremely health conscious and research-driven about the products we put in and on our bodies. Ultimately this led to her founding Beauty Bakerie, a beauty and makeup company dedicated to cruelty free products. Cashmere has also been applauded for her commitment to ongoing social issues for and for using her platform to bring a voice to disparities within the beauty space, The Black Lives Matter Movement, The Dream Act, The Muslim Ban, missing children, and human trafficking.
SonShine Bath was started by a mom looking for a solution for her baby’s acne. Today they have an entire product line all made in Duluth, GA, and an incredible brand who is committed to supporting families experiencing financial hardship. Since 2020 they have been able to donate over $15,000to a variety of non-profits dedicated to helping families.
Lisa Price founded Carol’s Daughter, one of the first African American-owned product lines with a flagship store and then sold it to L’Oreal in 2014. Lisa still remains involved as President and Carol’s Daughter remains one of the top multi-cultural beauty brands worldwide.
When Denise Woodward’s daughter was diagnosed with severe allergies, they came up short on healthy snacks that were safe and delicious. Out of frustration with the lack of options, Denise made a career pivot, left her job and set out to make her own. Partake products are gluten free, vegan and top eight allergen free.
While the Harper Iman line of ethnic dolls is currently sold out, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention them. Started by a mother, daughter team, this duo is committed to making dolls of color that represent the type of dolls they wish they had and needed growing up.
Ruth Martin-Gordon started Coddle.co due to her own unexpected realities following pregnancy, labor and delivery. Coddle is a health and wellness website for expectant and new moms, plus a line of safe organic postpartum products for new mom self care.
After growing out her natural hair, Kourtney Marsh needed to find products free of harsh chemicals to support her hair journey. During this time Kourtney also had a baby, and she vowed to keep his hair and skin as healthy as possible. After extensive research, she created her own four ingredient “Baby Body Butter” that has over time made a significant difference on both his face and body. Free Your Curls thrives to help others free their little one’s curls by providing nothing short of all-natural, safe and clean products.
Make sure you follow all of these extraordinary women to keep tabs on the amazing work they are doing. Check out the additional three Black History Month celebration stories, 10 Black Moms You Should Meet and 10 Black Moms Who are Making History Now, and 11 Black Moms You Should be Following on Instagram. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook as we share more from these amazing Black moms throughout history. We know there are SO MANY more moms of color we should know, follow and celebrate! Please email is at email@example.com if there is someone you want to introduce us to! Thank you for celebrating Black History Month throughout February. And now together, we must continue the celebration every day of the year!