List of Black Business Directories and Marketplaces

If you want to help Black business; you must buy from Black business. To help find Black businesses 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 and Salons, Plumbers, Tax Accountants and Web Design.

Black Business Directories

I am Black Business (7000 Listings)National
My Black Receipt (5200 Listings)National
Rebuild Black Businesses (2400 Listings)National
Shoppe BlackNational
SBO — Support Black OwnedNational
Official Black Wall StreetNational
National Back GuidesNational
We Buy Black – Online MallNational
Black WalletNational
Black Business ListNational
Black DirectoryNational
Urban ClickNational
Black GoodNational
BLocal SearchNational
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
New York City BlackNew York, NY
Black Bronze Business DirectoryUK
Uplift SavannahSavanah, GA
Black Owned Business of PaducahPaducah, KY
blkLSTedBirmingham, AL
BLK BookNorth Carolina
Green Book of Tampa Bay (500+)Tampa Bay

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

  • The top categories are: Health & Beauty, Restaurants and Clothing and Accesories.
  • 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 check the quality of a directory, then try and look for a big dollar, hard to find category like: Cars, Home Repair, Furniture or Plumbers. It can be really tough to find someone Black in some categories.

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
Shoppe BlackCustomized Black business lists in many categories
Black Owned BrooklynBrooklyn
NY MagazineNew York City
Afro Bella Black Business DirectoryNational
Curious UptownerBlack Businesses in Harlem
Forbes MagazineNational
Bold XChangeCurated

Black Restaurant Lists

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

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

Black Business Directory Apps


Old / Expired / Unverified or Non-Black

These directories are no longer active or could not be verified

NameLocation Florida
Maggie’s ListChicago
Black PagesNational North Carolina York, NY
St. Louis Black Business-http://black%20business/St. Louis, MO, PA
Buying Black-, OH Shopping Mall
BAOBOBBay Area Black Businesses

We are wondering why there is no national update Black business listing!!! Maybe all these websites could 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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