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8 Businesses You Didn't Know Were Black-Owned But Should Support Now

As a result of the overt racial injustice in the U.S., a major push to #BuyBlack has gained fresh energy. The news cycle is on overdrive with Black businesses you should support. While there have been several lists of Black-owned businesses to pop up across Instagram and Twitter, there are some forgotten companies that have a Black founder at the helm unknowingly. Some owners are just super low-key while some brands boast such diverse and inclusive marketing that it’s easy to miss whose in charge. Here are eight well-known beauty, fashion, and food businesses that you didn’t know were Black-owned. Briogeo Hair Care Often seen while scrolling through the Sephora app or YouTube hair tutorials, Briogeo is a clean-ingredient collection founded by Nancy Twine. The daughter of a chemist, Twine learned to make beauty products from scratch at a young age. Later, the University of Virginia alumna used that knowledge combined with her finance degree to launch a customizable line for several...

Jun 16, 2020