January 20, 2022…Semicolon
Need a new bookstore to visit? Check out Semicolon, a black woman-owned bookstore in Wicker Park!
November 18, 2021…Brown Sugar Bakery
Brown Sugar Bakery is a Black-owned Bakery with two locations: one on 75th Street, and the other on Navy Pier. Check them out!
November 11, 2021…Black-owned Candle Companies
Fall is the season of candles! Check out this list of Black-owned candle companies that are making amazing scents!
November 4, 2021…Black-Owned Self Care Products
Winter and Fall time means staying inside, which is more opportunity to practice self care! Here is a list of Black-owned self care products.
October 21, 2021…Give Me Some Sugah
Give Me Some Sugah is a Black-owned bakery located in South Shore, Chicago. Check out their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/givemesomesugah71/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=78a0b41c-90c3-48a5-b9aa-fb982e04fc20
October 14, 2021…Tier NYC
Tier NYC is a black-owned loungewear brand. It’s a bit pricey, but they have many different designs and cute colors!
October 7, 2021…Design Essentials
Looking for some new hair care products, check out Design Essentials!
September 30, 2021…Pink Panini Soups & Salads
If you’re in the South Suburbs, check out Pink Panini Soups & Salads in Hazel Crest! https://pinkpaninisoupsandsalads.com/#
September 16, 2021…Shea Shea Bakery
Check out Shea Shea Bakery skincare for new products to elevate your self care day!
September 9, 2021…Black-Owned Yarn Businesses
Do you like to crochet? Well, here are some Black-owned yarn businesses that you can check out: https://shoppeblack.us/2020/11/black-owned-yarn-businesses/
September 2, 2021…Luella’s Southern Kitchen
Luella’s Southern Kitchen is “Chicago’s Best Southern Kitchen!” Check them out: https://www.luellassouthernkitchen.com/
August 26, 2021…Harold’s Shrimp and Chicken
The iconic Harold’s Shrimp is chicken has a location near UIC on Taylor.
#Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #thursday
August 19, 2021…Phlavz
For those that are going to be on campus, Phlavz is a black-owned restaurant and bar located on Maxwell St!
August 5, 2021…Virtue Restaurant & Bar
Check out Virtue Restaurant & Bar, a black-owned restaurant serving American Southern Cuisine!
#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackowned #restaurant
July 29, 2021…Just Turkey BBQ Restaurant
Try the original Just Turkey BBQ Restaurant!
#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackowned #restaurant #justturkey
July 22, 2021…The Grail Cafe
The Grail Cafe is a new restaurant that opened at the top of 2020. It is located in the South Loop and is “a community focused space, where all are invited to eat, drink and socialize”.
#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackowned #restaurant
July 15, 2021…Garifuna Flavor
Garifuna Flava is a Carribean restaurant giving Chicago restaurants a “tast of Belize”. Check them out: https://garifunaflava.net/
#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackowned #restaurant #belize
July 8, 2021…Beauty Bakarie
Beauty Bakerie is a black-owned makeup line with a sweet twist! Check it out: https://www.beautybakerie.com/
#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #makeup #blackowned
July 1, 2021…Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood
Hook & Real Cajun Seafood is located in Country Club Hills. #Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #seafood
June 24, 2021…Homebody
Homebody is a wellness brand dedicating to helping with pain, stress, sleep, mood, and wellbeing. You can shop with them at Ulta and Revolve.
#UIC #UIC25 #chicago #blackowned #wellness
June 10, 2021…Big Ed’s BBQ
Big Ed’s BBQ is a Black-Owned restaurant in Waukegan, making BBQ from scratch. https://bigedsllc.com/
June 3, 2021…Ja’Grille
Ja’Grille is an authentic Jamaican restaurant located in Hyde Park.
May 27, 2021…Shanice Taylor
Barbadian Designer Shanice Taylor has received thousands of orders after singer #Rihanna wore one of her crochet pieces. Read about it here: https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/05/16/shanice-taylor-humbled-after-photo-of-rihanna-in-her-design-hits-vogue-website/
May 20, 2021…Friistyle
FriiStyle is a new Chicago restaurant that adds a twist on Belgian-style pomme frites.
May 13, 2021…Chef Sara’s Cafe
Today we will be highlighting Chef Sara’s Cafe. This cafe located in Chicago offers fresh breakfast and lunch. You can also order delivery!
April 29, 2021…Rashidat’s Detox Cafe
Rashidat’s Detox Cafe is a Black-owned plant based detox cafe in Dolton. Check out their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radetoxcafe/?hl=en
April 22, 2021…Soul Shack
The Soul Shack is a Black-owned soul food restaurant in Chicago. They have many delicious menu items that you can order online!
April 15, 2021…Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat
Can’t Believe it’s Not Meat is a Black owned vegan restaurant. It has two locations in Chicago and Orland Park!
April 1, 2021…Slim Pickens Outfitters
It’s getting warmer, which means more time is being spent outside. Slim Pickens Outfitters is a Black-Owned outdoor shop. It’s located in Texas but you can still purchase items off their site: https://slimpickinsoutfitters.com/
March 4, 2021…Black Women Innovators
This week we are acknowledging 10 Black Women innovators and their importance in history. Some of the things they brought to us are those we can’t live without!
February 25, 2021…Nerd Square
Nerd Square is a black-owned clothing brand. If you’re looking for clothing with minimalist or cool designs, check them out https://nerdsq.com/.
February 18, 2021…Valerie Thomas
Valerie Thomas is a Black American scientist who was a key figure in the Landsat digital image processing team at NASA. Read more about her including an interview here: https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/article/face-behind-landsat-images-meet-dr-valerie-l-thomas
February 11, 2021…Sarah Rector
Sarah Rector became the richest Black girl in America at just 11 years old after her family received a plot of land that happened to be in the middle of an oil field. Read more about her here: https://www.blackenterprise.com/sarah-rector-11-year-old-richest-black-girl/
January 21, 2021…Rosen Skincare
#ThrivingThursday This week we’re highlighting Rosen Skincare. If you’re looking for skincare products made with natural ingredients this is the brand for you!