As we look to support the Black community, one way to show our support is through our patronage. While the nation grapples with the senseless killing of George Floyd, we can turn to Black-owned or -operated businesses on the North Shore to show our support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the Black community at large. Below are some of the businesses in the region.
This team of creative professionals work to immerse young people in the arts, working with underserved kids in residential, inpatient, and outreach programs across Massachusetts, to help them find inner strength and self-expression.
Eat Drink Explore Podcast
The Salem-based podcasts hosts dive into the ins and outs of the food and beverage industry with their weekly podcast.
Party Roxx Entertainment
Liven up your next party with DJ Chris Roxx providing DJ and MC services for a range of different events.
Owned by author Susie Rich, Susie’s Stories is a carefully curated book store with focuses on local authors, best-sellers, and children’s and young adult books.
The gorgeous 600-seat theatre was built in 1912 and currently functions as a multipurpose theatre with a variety of live music, comedy, and dance shows.
Bright Cleaning Services
The Revere company provides high quality, cost effective commercial cleaning services for businesses of all sizes.
Priced Right Junk Removal
Demetrius Solomon’s award-winning cleanup services are perfect for any sized job and emphasize reducing environmental impact, recycling, and customer loyalty.
Leroy Brown’s cleanout service specializes in cleanouts of garages, attics, and foreclosed homes, plus removal of scrap metal.
The commercial construction company provides services like general contracting, project development, and consulting.
Elite Metal Framing
The metal framing and drywall service company does both residential and commercial projects, and has worked with clients like Apple, Pottery Barn, Old Navy, and Starbucks.
With over twenty years of experience, Coulter provide residential services like construction management, drywall installation, masonry repair, carpentry, and kitchen and bathroom installation.
Dependable Masonry Construction
For over thirty years, Dependable masonry has provided masonry services to the North Shore.
Founder Eric Cox uses his 20+ years of experience to help clients tell stories, specializing in TV news and public relations.
Founded by Dr. Lilia Abron, the first African-American woman in the nation to earn a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, this engineering consulting firm, headquartered in Washington, D.C., focuses on environmental issues.
Dot Connector Consulting
The Lynn marketing agency, run by Mikki Wilson, offers marketing services like event planning and social media management.
Executive Office Essentials
The Lawrence business helps you grow your company by providing services like call answering, executive suite rental, document delivery, and administrative support.
The Haverhill management consulting firm combines analytics, research, and strategy to give your company market growth strategies and tactical plans for growth.
Luxury personal shopper Natalie Mason, trained at many couture houses in the fashion industry, provides unmatched styling service through LuxShop4U.
Founded in 1989, the Lawrence shoe store now has a total of 34 stores in New England is considered an area leader of urban fashion.
A “brand with a community concept,” S.Y.N, which stands for Support Your Neighborhood, aims to provide a platform for local vendors to sell their wares through monthly pop-up events.
Genetically Resilient Apparel
Created by author Vick Breedy, Genetically Resilient honors those who have bounced back from adversity. Breedy has also written four novels and started the Selfish Women’s Group, encouraging women to practice self-care.
Styled by Yomo
The Lynn-based stylist offers services like fully styled photoshoots, pop-up shops, and portfolio building.
The Enchanted Magnolia
The Enchanted Magnolia sells accessories, clothing, and face masks for women and children—they even have adorable mommy and me matching accessories.
Shop unique clothing designs and natural beauty products from a model turned entrepreneur.
Soul City Yoga
Located in Lynn’s Lydia Pinkham Building, the yoga studio, perfect for yogis of all levels, currently offers virtual yoga sessions.
Body Rock by Robin
Trainer Robin Cotter provides high intensity, adrenaline pumping, kickboxing-focused workouts—she even trains Governor Charlie Baker.
The private Pilates studio in Stoneham, founded by certified personal trainer Laura Williamson, helps clients develop core strength and increase flexibility and overall health.
Total Inspiration Athletics
Founded by Tia Forlizzi, Total Inspiration is a youth cheerleading and tumbling training center helping to educated, train, and inspire kids.
Lynn Fitness Center
Lynn Fitness Center welcomes people at all stages of their fitness journey, specializing in cutting edge workout and extraordinary results.
The Lynn-based healthcare agency provides in-home health care services to folks all over Massachusetts, including home health aide, skilled nursing, physical therapy, and live-in care.
EdgeLIFE Healthcare brings their total health philosophies into the home, offering skilled and professional home healthcare and healing services.
Supportive care provides domestic violence support groups, self-esteem groups, and individual advocacy, providing culturally competent support to victims of domestic violence.
Dr. David Douglas, MD
Dr. David Douglas, who specialized in family medicine, is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Lahey Health.
Tops Passionate Private Home Care
Tops’ professional caregivers provide exceptional hospice care to patients on the North Shore, along with assisted living, private nursing, and dementia or Alzheimer’s care.
Custom Floors Design
Located in Stoneham, Custom Floors Design provides a wide selection of luxury carpeting, boutique fabrics and wallpapers, and international handmade rugs, all with exceptional service.
Henry F. Owens Movers
The Everett moving company specializes in commercial moving, storage, rigging, and utilities.
Bredy Network Management Corporation
Founded by Harvard grad Eryck Bredy 1988, BNMC offers comprehensive, enterprise-level IT support customized to your business’s needs.
JJJ Microsystems, Inc.
The North Andover IT firm specializes in the architecture, design, and development of web applications.
This team of IT professionals provides business IT support and management services, helping you streamline your business.
The Satterwhite Law Firm
The general practice Lynn firm specialized in real estate, immigration, personal injury, and business law.
Specializing in immigration and family law, Attorney Ogor Winnie Okoye, Esq. and team are dedicated to protection their clients’ dignity and best interests, both in and out of the courtroom.
Cherry Picking Properties
The premiere North Shore real estate solution company works with foreclosures, vacant property, investors, and first-time buyers.
The Engel & Völkers realtor stands out from the crowd as one of the best realtors North of Boston, working with homes of all sizes and price ranges.
Plumeria Real Estate
With offices in Wenham and Beverly, Plumeria Real Estate aims to offer a streamlined buying/selling process with a team of industry experts and the most up-to-date market data.
Larry J’s BBQ
Though their Boston location is closed currently due to COVID-19, you can still order authentic, wood smoked BBQ takeout from their Revere location.
Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery
Located on Winchester’s Swanton Street, Mamadou’s bakes up some of the best breads and pastries north of Boston. Get there early for the best selections—they sell out fast! They’re currently open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Beraka Juice in Winchester opened their first brick-and-mortar in November 2020. Serving up organic cold-pressed juices, açaí bowls, toasts, and smoothies, Beraka is helping to make clean eating a whole lot easier.
The Malden eatery serves Haitian/Dominican fusion food available on both Uber Eats and DoorDash.
Smash Soul Food
The southern soul food restaurant has been donating food to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out their Facebookto help them help the community.
Now offering delivery to select North Shore communities, the Caribbean restaurant offers specials like curried goat and jerk chicken.
Sunset Caribbean Haitian Restaurant
781-581-5090 / 857-241-7848
When the owners of this eatery couldn’t find a good Haitian restaurant in Lynn, they opened their own, serving Haitian eats like fried goat and plantains and cornmeal polenta.
Joan Hair Design & Beauty Supply
Joan Hair Design specializes in coloring, special occasion updos, extensions and weaves, and relaxers and treatments.
Star Kreations Salon and Spa
Located on Route 1 in Peabody, Star Kreations specializes in all forms of hair services, like treatments, extensions, wigs, braids, and color, along with waxing, eyelash extensions, and makeup.
The “Beauty Oasis” provides full-service hair care like cuts, styling, treatments, and extensions, in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Sarai by Day
Owner Sarai Martinez brings her ten years of experience to this trendy, full-service salon in Salem, offering services like balayage, makeup, and special occasion hair.
Owner Justin McFadden Provides quality barber services for the whole family in a comfortable, clean atmosphere where walk-ins are welcome.
The neighborhood barber with quality, no-frill service is currently providing in-home barber services. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Pleasant Aroma Candles
Founder Naomi Williams creates irresistible handmade candles, body scrubs, massage oils, and lip butters.
Simple Essence believes that “looking beautiful should be simple,” and their small-batch, cruelty-free products like body butters, scrubs, and loofahs help you do just that.
College Application Education Project
Founded in 2004, CAEP directly helps students prepare for college, assisting them with admissions, financial aid applications, and career development.
Cape Ann Transportation Authority
The nonprofit transit service has offered affordable transportation across Cape Ann, Danvers, Peabody, Ipswich, Essex, and Beverly for over forty years.
Hip Baby Gear
Hip Baby Gear sells modern products for babies and mothers out of their storefront in the Marblehead Old Town District. Stop by for guidance and a chat along with essential baby products.
Inbound Ink Screen Printing & Embroidery
While they specialize in screen printing or embroidering your designs onto t-shirts, hoodies, and bags, they currently sell 3-ply facemasks that are also customizable.
For almost 25 years, Jazzy Sportswear has been providing quality, affordable promotional products, like drinkware, hats, and tech accessories, to Greater Boston.
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