Connecticut-Based Black Owned Businesses Pt. 2
It’s immensely important to support our community’s black owned business all year long, and in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth we’ve rounded up a few curated lists to spotlight some bad-ass, CT-based, black owned businesses that you’re going to wish you knew about sooner! 🤩⚡️
We Shine Apparel & Accessories
Young entrepreneurs, Bryson and Justin were inspired to build their own clothing brand when they realized they couldn't find clothing representing who they were. That's when they created “We Shine” Apparel and Accessories. An online platform that focuses on the need for spreading encouraging and uplifting messages on their clothing that incites positivity.
After Tiffany Shultz’s son was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, she started making cupcakes to help fundraise for MG. She later named her business “Dutch’s” making her dreams of owning a cupcake business a reality! “Dutch’s” offers delicious vegan cupcakes in the heart of Pawcatuck, CT. We love that her cupcake flavors rotate every week, and that they offer vegan soft-serve ice cream!
Love More Than Ever
Spreading art, love + justice all around the world. "Love More Than Ever" is a powerful guerrilla street art movement “attempting to shift the paradigm from Hate/Bigotry to Love/Acceptance.” Owner, Five Fingaz, has become a locally loved icon and works tirelessly to spread messages of love, kindness, and inclusion with his art throughout the community. With immersive classes, kids programs, graffiti street art displays, and cozy clothing, this Norwalk-based artist has started a powerful movement to inspire the world (and our community) to “hate, hate, and to love more than ever.”
If you haven't checked him out on instagram yet... run dont walk!
The Crab Shack King
Fresh crab dishes at your service! This iconic Connecticut food truck is serving up fan favorites with “a touch of soul”. Their deep-fried lobster, crab cakes, po'boys and the signature “King Sauce” are not to be missed.
Behind the Wheel Podcast
"Behind The Wheel" Podcast works to amplify the accomplishments of ordinary people (e.g., runners, triathletes, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, and creators) who are doing extraordinary things within their sphere of influence. Owner, Derek Oxley, is a business strategist, coach, author, and of course, a podcast host! Derek wants to help you “Amplify your message so you can attract quality clients reduce stress, increase productivity and drive sales”.
Morph Med Spa
At "Morph Med Spa", they are all about the wellness journey.
This premier medical & aesthetic practice in Ridgefield takes a personalized, comprehensive approach to their patient’s goals using the best evidence-based practices and the belief that health, wellness, and beauty belong together. founded by a wife-husband duo of board-certified surgeons, Drs. Brittny and Damani Howell, Morph Med Spa is a one stop shop for all things wellness and nutrition. We love that Their services include complimentary lifestyle medicine support in nutrition, movement, sleep, stress maintenance, and social connection.
The Key Bookstore
At "The Key Bookstore", they believe that, when it comes to books, “curation” is “everything”. This Afrocentric bookstore containing books that focus on the importance African American history, environmentalism, entrepreneurship, and spirituality. Owner, Khamani Harrison, cultivated an interactive space for online readers to discuss various topics with one another. Their mission is “Divine liberation one page at a time”...