​​50 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out During Black Heritage Month and Beyond

In honor of Black Heritage Month, Foursquare’s employees curated a list of Black-owned businesses to explore in City Guide.

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“By supporting minority- and women-owned businesses, intentionally deciding where you spend your dollars can help contribute to our collective fight in ending racial injustices and gender inequalities,” said Leandra Guy, Co-Lead of Fourmation, an employee resource group for people of color at Foursquare.

While this list by no means represents all of the Black-owned businesses located in the cities where we operate, it’s a great place to start for your shopping considerations. And remember: these businesses are open and awesome all year, not just during the 28 days of February.

Food and Drink:

Chicago:

Los Angeles:

New York:

San Francisco:

Seattle:


Shops, workout studios, and more:

Chicago:

Los Angeles:

New York:

San Francisco:

Seattle:

Practicing what we preach, Fourmation has partnered with Sister’s Uptown Bookstore to place an order of “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. Both Fourmation members and Fourmation Allies alike will receive a copy of Noah’s book to drive the content during our next Radical Book-club discussion, when we’ll be having a frank conversation about the racial dynamics of South Africa’s apartheid and its parallels to the U.S.

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