Oakland is home to a variety of charming Black owned shops nestled within culture filled neighborhoods providing a wide variety of retail and vibrant business activity.
Consumers can expect a feast for fashinistas and hair-design devotees with many quaint eateries and small retail businesses geared to serve the surrounding communities. Home improvement and antique enthusiasts will also find everything needed for even the most unusual projects
Out of the over 8,000 breweries in the country there are only 60 Black owned and operated breweries. While the beer drinking side of the industry is becoming more diverse, the ownership and production side has maintained its homogeneous roots and is not diverse at all. We want equality in the industry, but what we really need is to build equity and ownership and really get involved in craft beer as producers and not only consumers.
Being an East Oakland native, it is apparent that Oakland is a FOOD DESERT. A FOOD DESERT exists when there is UNLIMITED CONVENIENT ACCESS to UNHEALTHY foods and LIMITED SCARCE ACCESS to HEALTHY foods. Typically, in these communities, there are more fast-food restaurants, corner stores, drug stores, and liquor stores than there are grocery & health food stores.
Meticulous Designs by La Kesha was established in 2015. It began as a hobby simply creating gift baskets for family and friends. As more people began to request gift baskets and the requests became more challenging, La Kesha decided to use her education to assist in creating beautiful gift baskets. La Kesha earned two degrees, one of which is in Interior Design. She used that education to be able to use spatial placing of items, balance and color to create a visually pleasing gift basket and gifts.
Silkout System Duration varies • Price varies
A customizable restorative treatment that balances both moisture and protein levels in the hair. Seals the cuticle increasing shine and manageability. Great for natural or relaxed hair. Braiding Duration varies • Price determined with consultation. Natural styles Duration varies • Price determined with consultation
Terrance Holmes ( C.E.O.) with over 20 years of experience servicing the community as a professional barber. I recognize the importance of creating a pleasant, well directed, and professional atmosphere that caters to the diversity of the community. At A little Off The Top Barber Shop the priority is the clients ability to feel appreciated, comfortable, valued, and respected before and after their tailored service performed by a reliable, professional barber.
Offering a multitude of quality beauty enhancement products
African Rainbow Fashions was established in Oakland in 1991. We have kept up with trends in Africentric culture by adjusting our inventory with the times. We always carry an extensive selection of clothing for men, women, and children, jewelry, fabric, carvings & art. In addition, we sell authentic black soap, shea butter, body oils, and incense.
Damn Goods Teas is a ready-made natural, hydrating and refreshing herbal drink. We use an abundance of Water, Herbs, Honey - lightly hinted with 100% fruit juice - to replenish our hard-working communities. Our signature flavors include: Berry Lavender; Tumeric Twist; and DaTeaTingWan.
We are fostering authentic human connection in a digital world through creativity. All forms of art have a way of nurturing our humanity and reminds us we are all hard-wired the same way. We need and will always need human connection. The satisfaction we feel when gathering in the name of art and creativity shows us the need for connection to our own tribe.
JMal Davis Independent Photography PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER (CNN, NEW YORK TIMES, ETC). ACTIVIST/JOURNALIST
Meticulous Designs by LaKesha
We believe that design should be beautiful, comfortable & functional. Creating spaces that resonates with our clients styles, needs and vision.
Sistah's Cleaning & Handywoman Service (an all women handy-services co.)
For the personalized and professional touch when you need just about any kind of handy or janitorial work done in your office or home. Sista's Cleaning and Handy Women services can get the job done!
OakTownSoul is one of Oakland’s young and innovative production studio for soulful and serious talent! New music every week! One new show every Tuesday by 5pm! 7 new original beats every 2 weeks! Check us out
We're proud to offer the highest quality, most unique merchandise on the market today. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.
Queen Hippie Gypsy
Queen Hippie Gypsy is a Sanctuary for Crystals, Spiritual Tools, Artisan Good’s and a “Hub for Black Girl Magic”!
Located in the heart of Downtown Oakland at 337 14th Street, Queen Hippie Gypsy is Oakland’s First Black Woman Owned Crystal, Metaphysical & Artisan Botanica
BROWN SUGAR BOTANICALS
Two black, non-binary millennials with a *strong* *af* love for all things hemp met in 2016. They both had a vision for plant healing; they both had a vision of entrepreneurship and breaking generational curses.
We have currently updated our COVID 19 protection for our clients. 850 55th StOakland, CA 94608
A CONSCIOUS NAIL SPA WHERE BEAUTY CO-EXISTS WITH SAFE, NATURAL PRODUCTS. A NAIL SPA SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN BEAUTY & A FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE
NESTLED IN THE LOWER OAKLAND HILLS
YOUR MOVERS AND HAULERS
Your Movers & Haulers We are experienced, professional, licensed and bonded. We have been servicing Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.
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DELLA'S BEAUTY SALON in THE HEART OF OAKLAND CALIFORNIA . BLACK FAMILY OWN AND OPERATE FOR FIFTY TWO YEARS
Founders Reggie Borders and Nicole Felix met on March 26, 2016 during a hike and began dating shortly thereafter. As Reggie and Nicole attended social events, they would bring Reggie's famous cakes made from scratch and a family recipe by his aunt Ira Clark. Nicole, a founder of an entrepreneur nonprofit, began to plant the seed for Reggie to start his own business. The following year, Nicole's mother, Mary Felix, attended a church fundraiser and Reggie donated a few cakes for the cause. When Mary returned that day with a dozen orders, the couple knew it was time to become official and Pound Bizness was born.
Our passion is hair, so it's all we do! Through extensive, ongoing education, Our beauty salon stays up to date on the latest hair styles for natural healthy hair care. At Diva Style we specialize in trendy cuts, weaves and color, from natural colors to pastel hues we can mix up almost anything to bring you the looks you want
4152 MacArthur BlvdOakland, CA 94619Laurel District, Lower Hills
CLIENT QUOTE: So, I went to get a haircut and color from Keeli and my cut turned out better than what I imagined. I'm so pleased to have found someone who takes your vision and turns it into a masterpiece. BTW, if you're nervous to come out due to COVID let me just say that she abides by the law as far as cleaning, mask wearing and distancing so please go check her out. I did and now I've found my new beautician!!
OCCUR is focused on helping small business owners improve and sustain their business. We offer Oakland small business owners technical assistant to help achieve optimum operating and business goals. Entrepreneurs can obtain guidance on how to enhance long-term growth potential and analyze consumer needs.
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OCCUR's Black Business Relief Fund offers small grants to provide supplemental support to Oakland-based small business owners, faith-based and nonprofit organizations.