Supporting Black-Owned Businesses in Denver: A Comprehensive Guide

As protests against police brutality continue, it is more important than ever to look for ways to support the black community in Denver. According to a LendingTree survey, of nearly 70,000 businesses, only 999, or 1.4%, are owned by blacks in the Denver area. To help support the black community, we have compiled a list of all the black-owned businesses we could find in and around Denver. Dave Smith Realty has been active since the 1950s and is a great example of a successful black-owned business.

Kim Harrell Silver Smith specializes in jewelry design for fashion and retail. Are you offended that someone sheds a positive light on black-owned businesses by showing their support for the black community and all the things they have to contribute to the great state of Colorado? Do you feel threatened by the fact that the white community risks losing 26% of its financial support? Jabo's Bar-Be-Q in Arapahoe, in Greenwood Village, is one of the best places for barbecues in Colorado. Jabo, the owner, is always friendly and goes out to greet new and repeat customers. Denver Weekly News is the oldest black-owned publication in Colorado and has been in business for more than 20 years.

It was established on February 17, 1971 by Freeman Cosmo Harris and has been a platform for many others. Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado is a non-profit organization committed to continuously improving the professional and social trajectory of minority leaders through effective leadership training. Dream Is Grind Productions is owned by Justin Johnson and specializes in talent management, event planning, concert production and consulting. They are also the creators of the Kush Groove concert series.

Natural Handcrafted Products is a moving company based in Colorado. It's Signing Time is a well-known black company in the Denver area that specializes in sign language classes for children. Flare & Square is a black-owned clothing accessories company from Lagos, Nigeria that sells ties, handkerchiefs, and socks. Dessy has an MBA and owns a Kidcreate Studio franchise. Uncommon Goods stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to working actively to create a safe world for people of color.

They have created a page to introduce and promote black artisans in order to foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging at Uncommon Goods. Novel Strand Brewing produces beer without tricks or fads and was created by co-owners Ayana Coker, Chantel Columna and Tamir Danon who used to sit down for beer in New York bars and talk about opening their own store. Theodora and Sylvester from Ghana own a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Lakewood that serves homemade African cuisine such as oxtail, rice, coconut stew, and bananas. They are open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. Sol Richardson is the only black owner of a distillery in Denver; her grandfather was a well-known businessman who owned a bar in Five Points that now houses Rosenberg Bagels. MyEgo lash Beauty Boutique is owned by Dessy who has degrees in accounting and statistics as well as an MBA.

ICONI is a black-owned sportswear company based in Denver. JBE BEAUTY is owned by Simone who is an incredible makeup artist. RezDox is an African-American-owned real estate software technology company. Responsible Travel Business and Coaching Business are two businesses owned by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous but would like to be added to this list. Bingo Oasis is not located in Denver but it is worth mentioning since it has an amazing chef who serves Thai pizza.

False Ego is an ecological clothing company. This list does not include all of the black-owned businesses located in Denver but it does provide readers with some options if they want to use their money to support Denver's black community by supporting small businesses. It would be useful if this list included addresses or at least parts of the metropolitan area where these companies are located. It should be noted that supporting businesses based on the owner's race is not racist; it simply means that readers want to use their money to support Denver's black community by supporting their small businesses. Finally, I would like to add my own business which specializes in high-end mobile coatings for detailing, polishing and protective painting as well as my art which consists of mixed media and bronze. In conclusion, there are many ways you can show your support for black-owned businesses in Denver. Whether it's through shopping at one of these stores or donating money to organizations that help promote diversity within our city, every little bit helps!.

Deana Follin
Deana Follin

Award-winning internet junkie. Wannabe pop cultureaholic. Professional travel geek. Hipster-friendly travel fan. Infuriatingly humble music evangelist. Certified travel practitioner.

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