Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) commemorates the day in 1865 when federal forces landed in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and secure the freedom of all enslaved people. The army arrived two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States and is regarded the longest-running African American holiday.

This day is the day we should all be grateful as business owners to those people who came before us and gave us the rights we’re enjoying today.

Often, black business owners do not have the same opportunities as other people, particularly in terms of economic achievement and professional prospects. This has created several hurdles due to a lack of resources and funding, generating unnecessary tension, and lack of clarity for black businesses.

This is the reason why this day is the perfect occasion to support black business owners because how we spend money has an extraordinary ability to impact our world positively.

Here are some amazing black owned businesses that you should take a look at during this historical day and beyond:

1) Omolewa Cosmetics

Omolewa Cosmetics is a bold and elegant cosmetics collection with long-lasting power for go-getter women of color who desire a red-carpet ready appearance on a daily basis.

Omolewa Cosmetics’ main mission is to empower Black women to achieve their goals, their most outrageous dreams, and to be powerful as well as independent as they should be. The name of this brand means ‘Beautiful child’ in Yoruba, a Nigerian language.

Omolewa products are make to suit  various shades and tone ranges of all women and bring that red carpet ready makeup to the everyday woman who wants to live her boldest, most badass life. 

They are highly pigmented, extremely long lasting, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Non Toxic, and mostly Vegan Shop Now on www.Omolewamakeup.com

Founder : Irene Dele

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2) Mauve Boutique

Mauve Boutique is one of the finest places to find the latest trends for every taste and occasion. Mauve Boutique was created to empower and build up ALL Mauve Babes confidence, one outfit at a time.

The people in Mauve Boutique believe in high quality and exceptional customer service. But most importantly, that every woman should look and feel like a boss babe. Here at Mauve Boutique a boss babe is defined as a confident woman that is in charge of her life, especially in the fashion department.

You can reach out through mauveboutique.com

Founder : Keta Greggs

3) AJAE Beauty

AJAE Beauty is built on women and mother’s prioritizing their self-care and mental health. Founder, Jai Wright, has created a beautiful line of aromatherapy skincare products that are all natural, and high quality to help you feel balanced while managing the stresses that life can bring.

Skincare products are made in small batches to guarantee freshness and quality. Handcrafted in Fort Lauderdale, FL with all-natural ingredients, non-toxic and Cruelty Free.

You can make your purchase here www.ajaebeauty.com by using the Discount code – Use code Juneteenth for 20% entire order 6/19-6/20

Founder: Jai Wright

4) Ayoka Essentials

All Ayoka Essentials line of products is Curated with Passion, Poured with Love! Their plant-based, environmentally sustainable, vegan-friendly, and luxurious collection of candles, reed diffusers, and other home essentials are their pride. The custom fragrances of essential oil blends are the foundation of their high-quality eco-friendly products that are pleasurable to the senses and make the perfect gifts for friends, family, coworkers, and, most importantly, you!

The CEO and Founder, Epiphanie, was born in the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), West Africa, and grew up in the United States, where she derived the company name AYOKA [ah-YO-Kah]. Becoming an entrepreneur and business owner was innate, but finding the right purpose took some divine intervention. With the spirit of gratitude always top of mind, Epiphanie began to make candles in 2016 as personalized gifts for close friends, family, and coworkers to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and other life events. A few years later, this simple but creative outlet turned into a small business, and AYOKA CANDLES was born. Epiphanie’s original vision to create all-natural, long-lasting, versatile products that are most importantly enticing to the senses remains true and is visible across the entire line of AYOKA products.

Juneteenth Sales :
In honor of Juneteenth, we are offering customers 15% on Select Items (only one discount code can be used at the time of purchase)
www.ayokaessentials.com

Founder: Epiphanie Yohou

5) Aah'Shea :

Aah’Shea is a family owned business whose mission is to provide moisturizing products that are made for the entire family. As a family of five, they managed to have varying skin types, including dry skin and eczema, and they wanted natural skincare products that everyone could use.

The skincare line’s key ingredient is shea butter which is renowned as one of the world’s finest natural moisturizers. This plant-based butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and F which have numerous benefits to the skin.

The Aah’Shea line was crafted with all skin tones and textures in mind. Their family is passionate about sharing the love of their products with others.

www.aahshea.com
Juneteenth

Founder: Tiffany Harris Wilson

6) ShoeShock :

“ShoeShock has every woman in mind. It’s a place for women to buy designer shoes at affordable prices and still have the necessities. No matter your walk in life, They know how a great pair of shoes can make you feel! If it can give women that feeling every day, then ShoeShock has served its purpose.”

Get 50% off sale on www.shoeshock.net

Founder: Lori Tuggle

7) Mitra Bath & Body :

At Mitra’s we believe that nature is perfect in its simplicity, our bodies should be respected, and our earth provides us exactly what we need to maintain good health and beautiful, vibrant skin.

Get 19% off June 18-21 2021

Mitrasbathandbody.com

Founder: Irene Kofi

8) Fab Lab Glam:

Developed by a first-generation Nigerian who desired to set new beauty standards for her clientele and beyond The name FabLabGlam is a spin on her surname A-Fo-Labi mixed with a glamorous way of life that many of her clientele like.

FabLabGlam is a developing department store where you may arrive absolutely clueless and leave completely glammed up from head to toe.

FavLabGlam strives to give their clients a uniquely personalized experience that leaves them coming back for more. Their saying is ‘You Are Never Fully Dressed Without Our touch’

Founder: Salewa Ojo

9. Silhouette:

Welcome to Silhouette … where glamour meets fashion. Each piece in our collection is meticulously and artistically tailored for you to turn heads at every occasion. Our luxe statement pieces beautifully and skillfully blend timeless details such as sparkles, feathers, stones, pearls, beaded fabrics, and more.

We believe all women are Queens. So for any event; be it birthday, wedding, formal, or special holiday event, we’ve got you covered and bedazzled. These occasions are some of life’s happiest moments and you should celebrate looking and feeling like the Queen you are.

To shine bright and stand out, Silhouette is your go to place for luxurious handmade dresses matched with timeless accessories for every occasion.

Founder: Folashade Olatinpo

10. Ayur's Batch of Nature, LLC

The Founder/Artisan of Ayur’s Batch of Nature, LLC of All-Natural Ayurvedic Hand-Blended Products. I, Myself have been a Natural for over 6 years and like most Newly Naturals, I have brought & tried so so many Products that was loaded with Chemicals & Ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce or Products that either semi-worked but cost too much or cost less but didn’t quite work. 

Over the years, I began to dissect & learn more & more about my own hair, texture, type, porosity, density, etc. and with hundreds of hours of Researching & Experimenting, I brought 100% Healthy-Natural Ingredients and started mixing & blending different Recipes that Targeted my own Hair Issues which was Dryness, Breakage, Split ends, Slow Growth and especially Thinning. With my personal use of Ayurvedics over the Years combined with the Natural Ingredients all together worked to Thicken, Repair & Grow my Hair….

Thus this Amazing Formula was born….

After Years of Preparation

Founder: Tara Gregory

For decades, small companies and entrepreneurs have been wealth creators. You can help generate more possibilities for real savings, property ownership, credit development, and generational wealth for black communities by supporting more Black-owned businesses. If we all do our share to support black companies, we will be assisting in the growth of numerous black communities, the creation of various jobs and opportunities , closing the Racial wealth Gap, and last but not least, Empower our local societies.

 

We have the ability to make a difference in the world. I encourage everyone to consider how they may create an impact on the lives of others.