Black Business Directories

A List Black Business Directories, Marketplaces, Lists and Directory Apps

Many readers want to know how they can help support Black Businesses. BEBN has collected all the known Black Business directories and websites in one place.

There are 2.6 million Black business according to the 2015 census. They employ over 2.2 million people. The coronavirus has shut more 40% of Black businesses according to new reports. Protests have spot lighted the economic injustice faced by Blacks in the US.

If you want to help Black business; you must buy from Black business. To help find Black business near you, we have compiled a list of Black Business Directories.

The following websites are for general Black business listings. They may or may not be verified as Black owned and the entry may not be up to date. We do check each directory for basic information in several categories: Restaurants, Bakeries, Hair Care Products, Beauty Salon, Accountants and Web Design, but the real test is finding a Plumber.

Black Business Directories

NameLocation
I am Black Business (7000 Listings)National
My Black Receipt (5200 Listings)National
Rebuild Black Businesses (2400 Listings)National
The Nile List (2400 Listings)National
Shoppe BlackNational
SBO — Support Black OwnedNational
Official Black Wall StreetNational
National Back GuidesNational
We Buy Black – Online MallNational
Buy Black 365National
IzaniaNational
Black WalletNational
M4BL / Backing Black BusinessNational
Where U Came FromNational
Black Business ListNational
Black DirectoryNational
Urban ClickNational
Black GoodNational
BLocal SearchNational
Curated EqualNational
South Florida Black Business DirectorySouth Florida
Black Mall   Chicago
Black Pages InternationalChicago
Black Trade LinesLos Angles
Buying Black Columbus, OH
Houston Black PagesHouston, TX
Delaware Black GuideDelaware
Afro Philly Black DirectoryPhiladelphia, PA
St. Louis Black BusinessSt. Louis, Mo
DC, MD and VA Black BusinessDC Metro
SpendefyNational
New York City BlackNew York, NY
Black Bronze Business DirectoryUK
MercatusPortland
Uplift SavannahSavanah, GA
Black Owned Business of PaducahPaducah, KY
blkLSTedBirmingham, AL
BLK BookNorth Carolina
Green Book of Tampa Bay (500+)Tampa Bay
Black Business San AntonioSan Antonio

When you put together a list like this, you lots of interesting information about Black businesses.

  • The top categories are: Health & Beauty, Resturants and Clothing.
  • My favorite is the Paducah directory. If they can create a Black Business group on Facebook then anyone can do it.
  • We also like Shoppe Black which comes out with curated category lists every month featuring products sold by Black businesses. During the height of the pandemic, they had a list Black owned face mask companies. Very useful.

Finally, if you want to see how good the lists are then try and look for a big dollar, hard to find category like: Cars, Roof, Furniture or Plumbers. It can be really tough find someone Black.

Selective Lists (Curated)

In the Selective lists category, Beyonce’s list is hard to beat. It has a lot of vendors already.

NameType or Category
Black Parade RouteBeyonce
Shoppe BlackCustomized Black business lists in many categories
Black Owned BrooklynBrooklyn
NY MagazineNew York City
Afro Bella Black Business DirectoryNational
Experience Black HarlemHarlem
Curious UptownerBlack Businesses in Harlem
Forbes MagazineNational
Bold XChangeCurated

Black Restaurant Lists

NameLocation
EatOkraNational (App)
Hungry Hungry HookerGreat List of List compiled from Instagram — National by City
Bon AppetitAnother List of Black Restaurant Lists — National by City
Black Owned RestaurantsBay Area, CA
Black Owned Restaurants (SF Chronicle)Bay Area, CA
In support of Black Owned Eateries (1000 Listings)OC, Seattle, Portland, LA, NYC, NJ, Boston, Bay Area

Black Marketplaces

NameProducts
We Buy Black
Our BOM (Black Owned Market)Beauty
BLK + GRN (Black and Green)Beauty(Green)

Black Business Directory Apps

ApplicationDescription
EatOkraRestaurants
BAOBOBBay Area Black Businesses
Melanoid ExchangeOnline Shopping Mall

Old / Expired / Under Construction / Unverified / Non-Black

These directories are no longer active or could not be verified

NameLocation
http://www.sflblackbusinessdirectory.com/South Florida
Maggie’s ListChicago
US African American Business DirectoryNY
Black Trade LinesNational
http://www.blackownedbiz.com/National
Black PagesNational

One business opportunity would be to create a national business directory in a standard format. We are wondering why there is not national update Black business listing or at least a way for all these websites to work together and standardize the list. When we were growing up, we had “Black Guides” for all the major cities, now there is no national list.

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