Black Owned Businesses Archives

Celebrating Black Business Month 2022: How to find support as a black entrepreneur, or lend your support as an ally

August 18, 2022

This August marks the 19th anniversary of National Black Business Month, which honors black Americans’ long history of entrepreneurship, as well as black business owners’ contributions to their local communities and the United States economy. The annual observance took root when engineering entrepreneur Frederick E. Jordan found himself reflecting on the challenges he’d faced financing… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times Printing and Publishing, Co. is moving

April 28, 2022

After more than 30 years in the same location, the Milwaukee Times Printing and Publishing, Co., as well as the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper will be moving their offices from 1936 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive to 2238 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive. The move is part of a larger effort… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

September 2, 2021

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention Black-Owned Barber Shops and Salons. I am drawn to an article published by NBC News entitled: “Black Barber Shops and Salons: Safe Havens for Cultural Chats.” (1) In the article, it noted that barber shops and beauty salons aren’t just small… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 4

August 26, 2021

In an article published in Forbes, it noted supporting Black-owned businesses should be more than just a trend. During the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, the Google search for Black-owned businesses reached a value of 100 (the peak popularity for a term) during May 31 to June 6, 2020 period. Since then, according… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 2

August 5, 2021

Milwaukee’s Black Business Directory is a non-profit that provides a directory of Black-owned businesses in the greater Milwaukee area, as well as connects businesses to resources, capital and networks. This week, three restaurants will be featured that serve vegan dishes. The basic differences between a vegan and a vegetarian is a vegan will avoid meat,… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times Celebrates Women in Business

March 25, 2021

Marcie Lovett, The Late Betty Gillespie, The Late Louvenia Johnson and 24 other Women of Color in Business

MKE Black event supports Black-owned food trucks

March 11, 2021

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, MKE Black, a community service organization that aims to celebrate and promote Black business, events, culture, and advancement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted a “Black-owned food truck block party,” at 3356 N. Holton St. The food trucks present at the block party included Blue Magic Food Truck, Africa’s Finest Cuisine, Bebe’s… [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week #2: Black Owned Barbershops & Salons

February 11, 2021

Since the turn of the 19th century, beauty salons and barber shops have served as special places among African Americans. They have been places not only to get hair care services, but locations where black people could talk about issues of importance in the community. There were spaces where customers played games such as chess,… [Read More]