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Thriving Thursdays


Showcasing Black businesses and entrepreneurs in the Chicagoland area and the nation.

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February 17, 2022The Silver Room


Check out this black-owned jewelry/appeal shop located in Hyde Park. Founded and still owned by Eric Williams, their mission is to create community through art and culture.

February 10, 2022Luella’s Southern Kitchen 


If you’re in the mood for some southern food, we recommend Luella’s Southern Kitchen.

February 4, 2022Black Owned Sweets Shop


Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out this black owned sweets shop located on the west side of Chicago!


January 20, 2022Semicolon


Need a new bookstore to visit? Check out Semicolon, a black woman-owned bookstore in Wicker Park!

November 18, 2021Brown 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, 2021Black-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, 2021Black-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 28, 2021Black-Owned Restaurants 


What are some black-owned restaurants in the Chicagoland area that you love? Let us know down below!


October 21, 2021Give Me Some Sugah 


Give Me Some Sugah is a Black-owned bakery located in South Shore, Chicago. Check out their Instagram page:

October 14, 2021Tier 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, 2021Design Essentials 


Looking for some new hair care products, check out Design Essentials!


September 30, 2021Pink Panini Soups & Salads 


If you’re in the South Suburbs, check out Pink Panini Soups & Salads in Hazel Crest!

September 23, 2021Moods by Yemmie


Moods by Yemmie is a Black-owned candle company inspired by your moods!

September 16, 2021Shea Shea Bakery 


Check out Shea Shea Bakery skincare for new products to elevate your self care day!

September 9, 2021Black-Owned Yarn Businesses 


Do you like to crochet? Well, here are some Black-owned yarn businesses that you can check out:

September 2, 2021Luella’s Southern Kitchen


Luella’s Southern Kitchen is “Chicago’s Best Southern Kitchen!” Check them out:

August 26, 2021Harold’s Shrimp and Chicken


The iconic Harold’s Shrimp is chicken has a location near UIC on Taylor.

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