Black-Owned Businesses 2024

Marlee Wallace

Quick History Lesson

The driving force behind the inaugural observance and celebration of Black history was pioneered by Carter Godwin Woodson. In 1926, Woodson helped create the first Negro History Week, which was established “to popularize and promote among Negroes the study of their national history.” In 1976, Negro History Week was expanded to a month-long observance and February would become Black History Month.

2024 Black History Month Theme

To give guidance on how to celebrate, Wilson decided the time should be themed. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the arts.” Even now, we have seen Black and Brown people’s contributions to the arts denied or minimized, even as their artistry in many genres was appropriated and/or stolen.  Take this time to embrace and surround yourself with Black artists of all kinds.

Support Black-owned Businesses


Faith J. McKinnie Gallery
1020 16th Street

Dipped N Color Splat Studio
121 I Street

Beauty and Fashion

Sanctuary of Sacred Crowns
621 Capitol Mall Studio 22

Her Wax Box
717 K Street

California Glam Co.
106 L Street

Shawn Reginald Clothing Company
810 K Street, Suite 105

Bohemian Aesthetic Atelier
106 L Street

Sage Braid Bar
1115 Front Street

Lounge and Event Spaces

722 K Street

Darling Aviary
712 K Street

Our Place Event Space
1107 Firehouse Alley

Steampunk Cigar Co
431 I Street


Nash & Proper
1023 K Street

Café Connection
1007 L Street

Cakes by Jeff the Chef
405 K Street #210

128 K Street

Danny’s Mini Donuts
900 2nd Street


LiBush International Connection Africa
1014 2nd Street, Unit B

Impound Comics
500 J Street

Capital Agenda
405 K Street

Note: This is a listing of businesses that are in the downtown district from Front Street to 16th Street and H to N Streets. Please email us at [email protected] if we’re missing anyone on the list!