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Support Durham's 170+ Black-Owned Businesses

From our community, for our community.

Posted By Discover Durham Staff

This piece is now a searchable, curated list of over 200 Black-owned Durham businesses on our culture and community page: click here for more.

Now more than ever, our community has responded to our request to source black-owned businesses in Durham to offer support to, now and every single day to come. Do you know of a black-owned business with an address in Durham that's not listed here yet? E-mail updates@discoverdurham.com.

The 360 Approach

Owner and head trainer Chan Little offers a variety of intense but fun workouts at The 360 Approach. Swing by and you might spot her adorable Aussiedoodle Thor.

📍 404 Hunt St #135

🐦 @the360approach

📸 instagram.com/the360approach

📱 the360approach.com

A-1 Lock & Safe

This full-service locksmith company offers services for residential properties, commercial buildings, vehicles, and is available 24 hours a day. They are proud to offer affordable pricing on all services and are known for providing the best work in Durham and surrounding areas.

📍 3315 Guess Rd.

👍 facebook.com/A1-Lock-and-Safe-of-NC

📱 a1locksafeofnc.net

A'Mare Beauty Spa

Alexandria Janelle Mitchell, founder and CEO of A’Mare Beauty Spa, is a licensed esthetician, certified lash tech and educator. She offers a variety of services at A’Mare Beauty and sells her line of beauty products onsite and online.

📍 1020 S. Miami Blvd

📸 instagram.com/amarebeauty_

📱 amarebeautybar.com

AccessiBull Healthcare

From family medicine and obesity medicine to group fitness training and personal training, AccessiBull Healthcare does not accept insurance so you won’t have a middle-man involved in your primary care. Instead, patients pay a monthly membership fee and receive all the primary care they need, when they need it!

📍 2609 N Duke St Ste 101

🐦 @accessibull

📸 instagram.com/accessibull

📱 accessibullhealthcare.com

AcroSport Gymnastics

The mission of AcroSport Gymnastics is to provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable enviornment where participants gain and enhance self-worth, self-confidence, and an "I can" attitude. They believe that the entire child needs to be developed, not just the athlete, and that family and school should be the most important things in any athlete's life. They try to structure our classes to accommodate family and school functions.

📍 3109 Rose of Sharon Rd, Durham, NC 27712

📸 instagram.com/acrosportgymnasticsnc/

📱 acrosportgymnasticsnc.com

AGT Express LLC

Their goal is to safely transport freight, recreational equipment, farm and garden equipment, personal vehicles and livestock across the continental United States.

📍 5220 McCormick Rd.

Alpha Bootcamp

A training and fitness studio dedicated to changing lives through changing bodies. They offer one-on-one, partner and small group training as well as bootcamp classes.

📍 2210 Dominion St.

👍 facebook.com/thealphabootcamp

📸 instagram.com/alphabootcamp

📱 vagaro.com/alphabootcamp

Amazing Athletes of Durham-Chapel Hill

Amazing Athletes is a children's multi-sport and physical fitness program benefiting children aged 1-12 years physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Their program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports in a non-competitive environment.

🚚 Mobile

👍 facebook.com/amazingathletesdch

📸 instagram.com/amazingathletes

📱 amazingathletes.com/dch

Amber Lynne Beauty

A traveling makeup artist, Amber Lynne offers freelance services for all things bridal, and teaches classes to help improve your beauty knowledge.

🚚 Mobile

📸 instagram.com/erbodyluhgrannie

📱 amberlynnebeauty.com

APlus Test Prep

APlus Test Prep and Academic Services offers tutoring for the SAT and ACT. Their slogan is “turning scores into scholarships” and they mean it. Their students have gone on to earn millions in academic scholarships.

📍 3500 Westgate Dr #403

🐦 @aplustestprep

📸 instagram.com/aplustestprep

📱 aplushigherscores.com

The Armstrong Center for Hope

The Armstrong Center for Hope is a private practice of behavioral health clinicians cultivating psychological and spiritual wellness for all ages. They provide individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy; psychological testing; training on a wide array of behavioral health and wellness topics; and consultation for individuals and organizations.

📍 5315 Highgate Drive, Suite 102

🐦 @ArmstrongCFH

📸 instagram.com/armstrongcenterforhope

📱 armstrongcfh.com

Ashley Squared Salon

Owners Ashley Brooks and Ashley Sanders have more than 10 years of combined experience in styling, coloring and more. Experience a hair salon unlike any other here, with licensed cosmetology professionals focused on healthy natural or relaxed hair.

📍 2232 Page Rd #104, Durham, NC 27703

👍 Ashley-Squared-Salon

📱 https://square.site/book/536H6Q39BA3TJ/ashley-durham-nc

Ashnelli Styles Boutique

Ashnelli Styles is an online only women’s fashion boutique located in Durham, NC. We offer a variety of sophisticated career and casual clothing options.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/ashnellistyles

📱 ashnellistyles.com

The Aura Galleria

Aura Salon and Boutique is a multicultural salon, day spa and boutique. Its professionals have built a reputation of delivering the highest quality of services. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Aura has attracted a loyal following of many and invites you to can leave with the essence of “True Beauty”!

📍 3742 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

🐦 @BoutiqueAura


📱 theauragalleria.com

Backyard BBQ Pit

Backyard BBQ Pit is a classic, no-frills BBQ joint. The writing is on the wall here ... literally! The walls are covered with signatures and messages from hundreds of satisfied customers. Here you’ll find mac n’ cheese, collard greens, some of the most tender brisket you’ve ever had and more.

📍 5122 NC-55, Durham, NC 27713

📱 sweetribs.com/Home

The Bar

Located in the heart of Old North Durham’s Warehouse District, The Bar is the OG Bull City LGBTQ home base. The latest iteration of a more than two-decade long tradition of clubbing for queers, they have reinvented the space with the intention to carry on the legacy of 711 Rigsbee Avenue.

📍 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

🐦 @thebardurham

📸 instagram.com/thebardurham

📱 thebardurham.com

The Barbee Shop LLC

Owned by Wendi Barbee, barber and loctician.

📍 3027 N. Roxboro St.

📸 instagram.com/the_barbee_shop_llc

📱 https://www.styleseat.com/m/v/wendibarbee

Owner and stylist Resa specializes in protective styles, color and more. She believes that behind every beautiful woman is a hairstylist that loves her! Here, you're invited to invest in your hair; its the crown you never take off.

📍 1200 Broad St

📸 instagram.com/beautyandbeyondhairgallery/

Bespoke Bakery and Dessert Bar

Handcrafted confections including macarons, cookies, and cupcakes! Local pickup/delivery and nationwide shipping available now.

👍 facebook.com/Bespokedessertbar

📸 instagram.com/bespokedessertbar

📱 bespokedessertbar.com

Beyú Caffè

Owned by Duke University grad Dorian Bolden, you can find creative brews and creativity brewing at Beyú Caffè.

📍 341 W Main St and at @DukeU

🐦 @BeyuCaffe

📸 instagram.com/beyucaffe

📱 beyucaffe.com

Big C Waffles

A food-truck-to-brick-and-mortar success story, anyone that's visited Big C Waffles knows Uncle Wayne’s fried chicken and Granny B’s Kool-Aid are life-changing.

📍 2110 Allendown Dr #9201

🐦 @bigcwaffles

📸 instagram.com/bigcwaffles

📱 bigcwaffles.com

Bikram Yoga Durham

The owners at Bikram Yoga have benefited so much from Bikram yoga, and are excited to share it with you in their beautiful, state-of-the-art studio. It doesn't matter what shape you're in or whether you've done yoga before; this yoga has both physical and mental health benefits for everyone.

📍 103 Belt St.

👍 facebook.com/bikramdurham

📸 instagram.com/bikramyogadurham

📱 bikramdurham.com

Black Moon Art Jewels

Black Moon Art Jewels & Energy Healing is “an urban label that alchemizes healing crystals, gemstones and metals into wearable art.” Owner La’Keisha Butts offers reiki, healing touch therapy, meditation, and more.

📍 914 Vickers Ave, Durham, NC 27701

📸 instagram.com/blackmoonartjewels

📱 icre8temagic.com/


Blackspace is a digital makerspace for black and brown youth to explore their creative endeavors. Check out their MED CITY CYPHER every Friday at 9:19 p.m. in CCB Plaza.

📍 212 W Main St

🐦 @thespaceblack

📸 instagram.com/thespaceblack

📱 theblackspace.org

Blend of Soul

Margo & Ki's interest in juicing "was sparked by vowing to live a healthier lifestyle, but also making it cost effective." Their flavors include Oh Kale Yes!, Kiwi Do You Love Me, and much more.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/blendofsoulnc

📱 blendofsoul.com

Blooming Butterflies Academy

At Blooming Butterflies Academy, they're proud to provide a caring and safe environment for children. By following their mission, vision and values, they create a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming learning environment for all children.

📍 Kramer PL.

📸 instagram.com/blooming_butterflies_academy

👍 facebook.com/BloomingButterfliesAcademy

📱 bloomingbutterflie4.wixsite.com/bloomingbutterfliesa

Blush Essentials

Blush Essentials Natural Body Products aims to provide amazing scented body products filled with natural ingredients that deeply penetrate and moisturize the skin. Their mission is to provide products that are suitable for all skin types, and they strive to promote healthy and natural ingredients that will act as a superfood for the skin.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/blushessentials

📱 shopblushessentials.com

Bobbie James

Bobbie’s work focuses on the feminine presence she feels is missing in the world. Each piece is part of the story of what it is to be feminine. Bobbie also believes in sustainability and many of her pieces include up-cycled items.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/withlove_bobbie/

📱 bobbiejamesart.com

Body Games Center

Founders and father-son duo DJ & Dr. Derick Coe have been working together as professionals on family, friends and clients over the past decade. The BodyGames Center fuels their passion for “bridging the gap between fitness, rehab, and wellness for the long-term health and movement of people."

📍 3823 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705

📸 instagram.com/bodygamescenter/

📱 thebodygamescenter.com

Boricua Soul

This husband and wife team of Boricua Soul have melded Puerto Rican cuisine and soul food in a beautiful way.

📍 406 Blackwell St #150

🐦 @boricuasoulnc

📸 instagram.com/boricuasoulnc

📱 boricuasoulnc.com

Boxed Gift Boutique

At Boxed Gift Boutique, they understand your wish to make your family and friends happy with a beautiful and thoughtful gift. They provide a great selection of custom and curated gift boxes; allow them to eliminate the guesswork for you and take care of the details.

👍 facebook.com/boxedgiftboutique

📸 instagram.com/boxedgiftboutique

📱 boxedgiftboutique.com

Bright Black Candles

Enjoy these "transcendent candles honoring the brilliance of Blackness" by scent artists and co-owners Tiffany and Dariel. Take it from us, these scents are amaaazing.

💻 Online, and in many stores around Durham

📸 instagram.com/brightblackcandle

📱 brightblackcandles.com

Bull City Apparel

You might have seen the “Durham -VS- Everybody” shirts around town. Bull City Apparel is behind that and many other iconic designs. They honor Durham’s history while also having playful riffs on popular fashion brands. They also offer custom printing services.

📍 3023 Fayetteville St.

🐦 @BullCityStore

📸 instagram.com/thebullcitystore

📱 thebullcitystore.com

Bull City Butler

Bull City Butler is Durham’s most trusted concierge service providing savvy and skilled detailed service for clients managing their personal, professional or social commitments.

💻 Online

🐦 @BullCityButler

📸 https://www.instagram.com/bullcitybutler/

📱 bullcitybutler.com/home

Bull City Car Wash

Bull City Car Wash offers detailing services from an extremely friendly staff.

📍 1810 W Markham Ave

📱 bullcitycarwash.com

Bull City Dental

This tight knit team and all-female practice led by owner Dr. Desiree T. Palmer might have the best smiles in Durham ... and they can help you get your best smile.

📍 106 West Parrish Street #1

📸 instagram.com/smileitsadurhamthing

📱 bullcitydentaldowntown.com

Bull City Laughs

Durham's funniest, “most badass” (and only) bus tour. Bull City Laughs is what happens when the funniest guys in the barbershop buy an old school bus and start giving historical tours.

🚚 Mobile

📸 instagram.com/bullcitylaughs

📱 bullcitylaughs.com

Bull City Music School

Bull City Music School focuses instruction on being student centered, and their teachers plan instruction based on the student's method of learning and pace. From year-round programming to jam sessions, Bull City Music School finds a way to bring the love of music into your life.

📍 3329 Chapel Hill Boulevard, Studio D, Durham, North Carolina 27707

🐦 @bullcitymuse

📸 instagram.com/bullcitymusicschool/

📱 www.bullcitymusicschool.com/

Bull City Street Food

Bull City Street Food is a food truck offering unique and delicious street foods from various regions from around the world.

🚚 Food Truck

🐦 @bull_city_street_food

📸 instagram.com/bull_city_street_food

Calculus Commercial

Calculus Commercial is a commercial real estate brokerage focused on sales and leasing. Founded on the basis of hard work and integrity, they empower their clients and lead successful transactions.

📍 108 1/2 E. Parrish St.

📱 calculuscommercial.com

Candy Carver

Candy Carver’s art features colorful, curvaceous women of color. “She creates vibrant, textured pieces that touch the soul and excite viewers.”

💻 Online

🐦 @candy1carver

📸 instagram.com/candycarver

📱 candycarver.com

Capital Seafood

Market specializing in fresh local (raw) seafood with a selection of takeout options from a soul-food kitchen.

📍1304 University Dr.

👍 facebook.com/Capital-Seafood-Market

Catalyst Therapeutic Services, PLLC

This is a group of experienced psychiatrists and psychotherapists committed to providing individualized and comprehensive mental health services. They treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, neuro-developmental disorders, and psychotic disorders.

📍 3616 Shannon Rd., Suite 200

👍 facebook.com/CatalystTherapeuticServices

📸 instagram.com/catalyst_nc

📱 catalystnc.com


Chez Moi Bakery

When you see the license plate Durm&Moi, you know you've found the right food truck. You can spot the Chez Moi truck all over the Triangle serving made-from-scratch cakes and other unique desserts.

🚚 Mobile, and in coffee shops around Durham

🐦 @ChezMoiBakery

📸 instagram.com/chezmoibakery

📱 iloverumcake.com

Chicken Hut

The Chicken Hut (originally the Chicken Box) has been around since 1957. How do you know it's good? It's only open for lunch on weekdays and it's cash only.

📍 3019 Fayetteville St

🐦 @TheChickenHut

📸 instagram.com/chickenhutdurham

📱 chickenhutnc.weebly.com

Choice Cutts Barber/ Styling

Choice Cutts Barber/Styling is a quaint three-chair barber shop where barbering is an art and customers become patrons.

📍 208 Foster St.

🐦 @choice_cutts

📱 choicecutts.com

The Choice Performance Center

Whether your goals are weight loss, improved body composition, or sports performance, the Choice Performance Center is your facility to help you achieve your goals. In designing the studio, the concept was to build a machine free functional training facility that would fit for one-on-one training, along with a medium size group class.

📍 5314 Highway 55, Suite 10

📸 instagram.com/strongerandfasterdurham

📱 strongerandfasterdurham.com

Clemons Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Your smile and comfort are the top priorities at Clemons Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. Edward J. Clemons, Jr. and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle dental care that you deserve.

📍5011 Southpark Drive Suite 110


📱 smilesbyclemons.com

Cloud Ten Photography

Cloud TEN Photography is a portrait and lifestyle photography company that believes extraordinary things happen when two or more come together to create something beautiful.

💻 Online, and by appointment

🐦 @oncloudten_

📸 instagram.com/cloudtenphotographyco

📱 cloudtenphotography.com

The Comedy Lounge

The Comedy Lounge is a mobile comedy club that brings local and national comedians and entertainers to you.

🚚 Mobile

📸 instagram.com/thecomedyloungenc

📱 thecomedyloungenc.com

Community Expert Solutions, Inc

Community Expert Solutions, Inc. is a social entrepreneurship consulting company that uses research, community engagement, social marketing, and crowdsourcing contests to increase public involvement in ending health disparities. They identify and develop community-based ideas into revenue generating health-tech solutions.

💻 Online

🐦 @_CESGlobal

📸 facebook.com/CommunityExpertSolutions

📱 communityexpertsolutions.com


The Conjure Cleaner

A maker of spiritual home cleansing products.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/theconjurecleaner

📱 etsy.com/shop/ConjureCleaning

Creative Care Early Learning Academy

Creative Care, ELA is a NC Licensed and Star Rated Childcare Early Learning Academy that opened and began providing quality family childcare in October of 1993. Through their play-based program, they strive to provide the inspiration and learning for each child while promoting creativity, respect, nurturing and care as well as offering praise and acknowledgment to every child and family.

📍 702 E Maynard Ave, Durham, NC 27704


👍 cmacdaycare16

📱 creativecareelp.weebly.com

Crissy Shined Nails

Crissy Sanders is a nail technician that specializes in sculpted gel extensions and overlays.

📍 1910 Sedwick Road, Bldg. 200, Suite D

📸 instagram.com/crissyshinednails

📱 crissyshinednails.com

Crumbs Bakery

Crumbs produces handcrafted vegan pastries and deserts. All baked goods are made with organic, local, and seasonal ingredients.

📍 Pop up shops around Durham and Chapel Hill

👍 CrumbsBakeryNC

📸 instagram.com/crumbsbakerync

📱 crumbsbakerync.com

Dame’s Chicken & Waffles

Dame’s Chicken & Waffles is an OG Durham restaurant. Dame’s has drawn quite a few celebrities including Michael Strahan, Chris Rock, and most recently The Office’s Craig Robinson.

📍 530 Foster Street

🐦 @Dschickenwafls

📸 instagram.com/dameschickenandwaffles

📱 dameschickenwaffles.com

The Dankery

Fans of their fried chicken tenders and bacon queso fries include Durham’s Mayor Schewel, the Duke men’s basketball team, and even NBA star Dwyane Wade!

📍 206 Broadway St #104

🐦 @snpdankery919

📸 instagram.com/shrimpandpastasdankery

Desiree T. Palmer, DMD, PA and Associates

This team understands the importance of good dental hygiene and oral care, and are committed to providing you with the best care possible in a caring, warm environment! Providing quality care with the latest technology, our experienced team works together to give you exceptional service from the time you walk in for your initial visit.

📍 105 Newsom Street, Suite 204

👍 facebook.com/DesireeTPalmerDMD

📸 instagram.com/SmileItsADurhamThing

📱 anewreasontosmile.com

Durham Family Medicine

Doctor Swiner heads up Durham Family Medicine with a mission to “provide members of the under-served and elderly communities equal access to cost effective, quality patient care.”

📍 2400 Broad St #1

🐦 @docswiner

📸 instagram.com/thedfmdocs

📱 durhamfamilymedicine.net

Durham Vape Shop and Lounge

Home of BOGO 50% Off eJuice, Kratom & #CBD Everyday Deals, with TVs, Billiards & Lounge!

📍 4422 N Roxboro St. A

📸 instagram.com/durhamvapelounge

📱 durhamvapelounge.com

Early Education Intervention Service

Early Education Intervention Service is an academic intervention and enrichment company. The company focuses on improving reading and math skills for students in grades kindergarten through 6th.

📍 923B Old Fayetteville Rd.

👍 facebook.com/earlyeducationinterventionservices

📸 instagram.com/eeis_tutoring

📱 earlyeducationintervention.com

Ego Barber Lounge

Barbers at the Ego Barber Lounge pride themselves on “serving with a spirit of excellence.” Their team is comprised of some of the most talented practitioners in the industry, and they gladly accept their role in the rich tradition of barbering.

📍 3823 Guess Rd., Suite K, Durham, NC 27705

📸 instagram.com/egobarberlounge/

📱 http://egobarberlounge.com/

Elizabeth Ashley & Co

Ashley has been awarded the Couple’s Choice Award for five straight years on Wedding Wire, and her work as a visual artist, photographer​, creative director, editor and owner has been published in several magazines. A Durham-born artist, she continues to serve as a role model and mentor to new business owners while increasing clientele, offering inspiration and expanding branding efforts.

📍 6011 Fayetteville Road, 201, Durham, NC 27713

📸 instagram.com/elizabethashleyco/

📱 https://www.elizabethashleyco.com/

Empower Dance Studio

Started by Nicole Oxendine, Empower Dance Studio “nurtures and fosters natural beauty, instills self-confidence, and reinforces positive images of dancers from all backgrounds.”

📍 109 W Parrish St

📸 instagram.com/_empowerdancestudio

📱 empowerdancestudio.com

Empowered Minds Academy

Empowered Minds Academy is a full-time private school and learner-driven community that promotes an entrepreneurial mind-set by equipping learners to be self-led, imaginative, and resilient. At EMA, they "believe that by uncovering, reclaiming, and reconnecting with our truth, we will better understand who we were, who we are, and who we must be."

📍 311 Oakwood Ave.

👍 facebook.com/empoweredmindsacademy

📸 instagram.com/empoweredmindsacademy

📱 empoweredmindsacademy.com


Exotique brings African art, fashion, home goods, and more to downtown Durham.

📍 319 W Main St

🐦 @exotiquedurham

📸 instagram.com/exotiquedurham

📱 theexotique.com

EZ Rentalz LLC

Renting has never been easier! Start your party off right with EZ RENTALZ. They'll cater to you and your party as soon as you contact them.

📍 804 Junction Rd.

👍 facebook.com/Ezrentalz

📸 instagram.com/ezrentalz

📱 ezrentalz.com

Favor Desserts

Two years out of high school, Keijuane Hester was arrested for drug trafficking. While in prison he discovered his love of baking and after serving his time, he opened up Favor Desserts. People all over Durham are crazy about his sweets. He even baked the cupcakes for Durham’s 150th anniversary celebration.

📍 5607 NC-55

🐦 @favordesserts

📸 instagram.com/favor_desserts

📱 favordesserts.com

Food That Fits U

If you're looking for a dietitian with qualifications, Jasmine Burroughs is a MS, RD, LDN. Speaking of mouthfuls, Jasmine wants to help you redefine the idea of a “healthy diet.” She also has a monthly community cooking class with budget-friendly, healthy, and satisfying plant-based meals.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/foodthatfits_u

📱 foodthatfitsu.com

For Alma Home

For Alma is a gift boutique with gifts including jewelry, great body products, candles, leather goods and much more.

📍 737 9th Street, Unit 270

👍 facebook.com/foralmahome

📸 instagram.com/foralmahome

📱 foralma.com

Foushee Braids

Crystal Foushee, owner of the Foushee Collection is a licensed cosmetologist with over 15 years of experience in the hair industry.

📍 Laurel Oaks

📸 instagram.com/fousheebraids

📱 thefousheecollection.com

FranMoné Fragrances

FranMoné Fragrances offers all-natural handmade products. Whether you are looking to set the mood of your living or workspace or simply looking to wind down after a long day, they've got you covered.

💻 Online

👍 facebook.com/FranmoneFragrances

📸 instagram.com/franmonefragrances

📱 franmonefragrances.com

Farrar Family Dentistry

They provide exceptional dental care to help keep you and your mouth healthy! A healthy mouth means good overall health.

📍 7010 NC-751, Ste. 103

👍 facebook.com/FarrarFamilyDentistry

📱 farrarfamilydentistry.com

Gavin Christianson Bridal

Gavin Christianson Bridal provides designer wedding gowns in sizes ranging from 2-32. Their bridal styling is unique, gorgeous, and timeless.

📍 125 E Parrish St

🐦 @GCBridals

📸 instagram.com/gavinchristiansonbridal

📱 gavinchristiansonbridal.com

Geek Chic

A modern, chic + comfortable independent women's clothing label, handmade in the USA. Committed to ethical, made in the US production, encouraging + engendering body positivity, and supporting women in STEM.


📸 instagram.com/geekchicclothing

📱 geekchicclothing.com

George Stevens Insurance Agency, Inc.

This is an independent agency offering auto, home, commercial and life and health insurance.

📍 1320 Hill St.

👍 facebook.com/georgestevensinsurance

📱 georgestevensinsurance.com

GMMc Digital

At GMMc Digital Audio/Video Productions, they aim to help you reach your full potential. They provide a place where artists work with songwriters, producers, and video/film directors to help bring any creation to light..

📍 112 Hunt St.

👍 facebook.com/GMMcDigital

📸 instagram.com/gmmcdigital

📱 gmmcdigital.com


Traditional Ethiopian fair with a modern twist. At Goorsha you can find tibs, shiro, and plenty of injera.

📍 910 W Main St

🐦 @goorshadurham

📸 instagram.com/goorshadurham

📱 goorshadurham.com


The minds behind Hairizon Beauty believe that hair care’s best ingredients are found in nature. They provide products derived from the earth yielded agents selecting products that avoid any unnecessary chemical additives and instead incorporate essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals to protect and strengthen hair.

📍 3119 Guess Road Durham NC 27705

🐦 @hairizonbeauty

📱 www.hairizonbeauty.com

Harlem Beer NC

At Harlem Beer Distributing, one taste does not fit all. They seek to bring extraordinary beers with empowering stories directly to those who want it, and dedicated to offering great beverages that reflect the flavor and uniqueness of the craft and communities that inspire them.

📍 2210 E. Pettigrew St.

🐦 @harlembeernc

📸 instagram.com/harlembeernc

📱 https://harlembeernc.com/

Harper’s Parlour

Ashley Harper is a nail curator that prides herself on her attention to detail and putting the customer first.

📍 902 Old Fayetteville St. Suite 109

📸 instagram.com/harpersparlour

Harvest Learning Center

Harvest Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited, 5-star Christian based childcare center. Their mission is helping children grow through love and a structured curriculum.

📍 2400 Nelson Highway

👍 facebook.com/HarvestLearningCenter2005

📱 harvestlearningcenter.com

Hayti Heritage Center

Preserving and advancing the heritage and culture of historic Hayti & the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community.

📍 804 Old Fayetteville St.

🐦 @HaytiHeritage

📸 instagram.com/haytiheritagecenter

📱 hayti.org

Head Mechanics Barbershop

You don't let any mechanic work on your car, so why let anyone work on your head? Come visit Head Mechanics Barbershop!

📍 3315 Guess Road #2

📸 instagram.com/headmechanics_barbershop

📱 headmechanicsbarbershop.com

Headen Photography

In 2013, Marlon Headen founded Headen Photography with the purpose of being able to help you remember how you felt during those special moments captured within life's highlights.

💻 Online

🐦 @HeadenPhoto

📸 instagram.com/headenphoto/

📱 headenphoto.com/

The Heir Salon

They're are not only a salon; they're a family. The only thing that makes them better is you!

📍 4104 Surles Ct #5

📸 instagram.com/theheirsalon

📱 theheirsalon.com

The Hemptender

The Hemptender prides itself on having the best quality smokable hemp as well as third party certified CBD products in the Triangle. We have competitive pricing, weekly specials, and an awesome loyalty program.

📍 1920 NC-54


📸 instagram.com/thehemptender

📱 thehemptender.com

Hersey Pharmacy

A commitment to patient care and health is priority one at Hersey Pharmacy. They believe in the value of providing personalized service and quality products.

📍 4711 Hope Valley Road, Suite 5f

👍 facebook.com/Hersey-Pharmacy

🐦 @HerseyPharmacy

📱 herseypharmacy.com

Hylton Daniel Design

Alicia Hylton-Daniel owns a small design build company based in Durham, NC, who fashioned the Beyu Caffe space downtown, True Flavors in Lakewood, and two modern spec houses in Durham that have been featured in NC Modernist Home tours (one was even nominated for the George Motsumoto Prize)!

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/hylton_design

📱 hyltondaniel.com

Indulge Catering

One bite, one plate, one meal at a time. The two women at the helm of this catering business pride themselves on providing a customized VIP experience while taking care of every culinary detail for personal chef experiences, event, corporate and wedding catering.

🚚 Mobile, and by appointment

🐦 @indulgecaternc

📸 instagram.com/indulgecateringnc

📱 indulge-catering.com/

iStyleViicon Boutique, LLC

Their goal is to get you the latest fashion pieces in a timely manner. Enjoy shopping at the iSV Boutique for homecoming, birthdays and holidays to come!

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/istyleviicon

👍 facebook.com/iSVBOUTIQUE

📱 istyleviicon.com

Jackie Moore Salon

The designers at Jackie Moore Salon are skilled in providing services for all hair textures and lengths. They also offer special bridal packages for your special day.

📍 905 W Main St, Suite 24d, Durham, NC 27701

📸 instagram.com/jackiemooresalon

📱 jackiemoorestyle.com

Jamice's Caveau de Vanite

A mother/daughter-owned business that provides 100% cruelty free and paraben-free cosmetics.
💻 Online


📸 instagram.com/jscdv_

📱 jscdv.com

JC's Kitchen

Sporting one of Durham's largest murals, JC’s Kitchen has been in the Bull City for more than two decades. If you’re wondering what to expect, just read the slogan: “Where the food is anointed ... you won't be disappointed!”

📍 706 E. Main St.
👍 facebook.com/JCs-Kitchen/

Jeddah’s Tea

Morgan Siegel is brewing up the next chapter of Durham's Black history. Jeddah's Tea was $250 seedling that bloomed into popups and then a Kickstarter that helped them open a brick and mortar.

📍 123 Market St Suite A

🐦 @jeddahstea

📸 instagram.com/jeddahstea

📱 jeddahstearoom.com

Jessamyn Stanley

Author of “Every Body Yoga,” Jessamyn Stanley is a trailblazer of the body-positive movement, and her yoga classes are accessible and inspirational.

🐦 @JessNotJazz

📸 instagram.com/mynameisjessamyn

📱 jessamynstanley.com

Just the Right Touch Massage & Spa

Just the Right Touch has all the salon and spa services you need to have you feeling and looking your best. They offer a variety of massages, complete nail and hair care, skin therapy, waxing and more.

📍 731 Broad Street Suite-A

👍 facebook.com/JusttheRightTouchSpa

📱 justtherighttouchspa.com

Keepsake Cards

KSH Creations started in 2009, after a brief introduction to the world of memory making and mixed media arts. Through the years, they found that the greeting card offers the perfect canvas for handcrafted expressions.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/keepsakecardsbyksh/

📱 keepsakecards.com/

Kente Lifestyle Apparel

At Kente Lifestyle, our aim is to offer you apparel that represents African American culture! They are a growing company and a business that is dedicated to creating products that illuminates and casts the black culture, experiences and heritage in the most positive light possible.

📸 instagram.com/kentelifestyleapparel

📱 kentelifestyle.com

Kidz Kamp Drop-In Care, LLC

Kidz Kamp is an environment your child is sure to love. Our vision is to provide trusted, top notch care, and for children to have fun, be active, and learn through play in a safe, secure, and social environment with a professional, well trained staff.

📍912 Ninth St.

👍 KidzKampDropInCare

📸 instagram.com/kidz_kampdropin

📱 kidzkampdropin.com

Knox St Studios

Knox St Studios is an event space that “connects and equips current or aspiring entrepreneurs across the Triangle.”

📍 1307 W Knox St

📸 instagram.com/knoxststudios

📱 knoxststudios.org

Kompleks Creative

A talented team of graphic designers, web developers and strategists.

📍 106 West Parrish St. Suite 2

🐦 @kompleks

📸 instagram.com/komplekscreative

📱 komplekscreative.com

Kreative Kidz NC

The vision of Kreative Kidz NC is to offer a "Kreative" experience when it comes to childcare. By implementing educational and fundamental activities, they work to enhance a child's development in a professional, interactive environment.

📍 2022 S Miami Blvd

📸 instagram.com/kreativekidznc

📱 kreativekidznc.com

The Lather Lounge

Their mission is to help you relax and rejuvenate in a stress-free environment as you receive hair therapy services. Clients are the most important part of the business and providing top rate service in a positive and professional environment is always number one!

📍 2902 Hillsborough Rd, # B

🐦 @thelatherlounge

📸 instagram.com/thelatherloungehair

📱 thelather.com

The Law Office of Julian M. Hall

The Law Office of Julian M. Hall, is a criminal, traffic and personal injury firm, with its principle office located in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The Law Office of Julian M. Hall provides aggressive and diligent representation to the accused and injured. The "Hall Firm" has experience in a wide variety of criminal, civil, and traffic matters, and is prepared to litigate.

📍 817 North Mangum Street, Durham, North Carolina 27703

👍 https://www.facebook.com/jmhlaw/

📱 http://jmhlawpllc.com/

Let's Eat Homestyle

Soul food on-the-go. Let's Eat Homestyle offers up sweet and savory delights with a smile. You can also get Fabian's Flavors pudding.

🚚 Food truck

📸 instagram.com/eathomestyle

Liberation Station Bookstore

Liberation Station Bookstore® is "an independent bookstore specializing in the pop-up concept, carrying books written for, by, or about children of the African Diaspora.

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/liberationstationbookstore

📱 liberationstationbookstore.com/

Lionel Nelson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

The mission of Lionel M. Nelson, DMD, P.A. is to provide a team of caring dental professionals who deliver the highest attainable level of patient care in a pleasant, positive people-oriented environment. They pledge to keep the patient first by administering comprehensive treatment that focuses on each patient’s overall health.

📍 3325 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. #303

📱 nelsongentledental.com

The Living Room

A bar and lounge in downtown Durham opening soon!

📍 1007 W Main St.

📸 instagram.com/thelivingroomnc_/

Lula and Sadies

Recently opened in the Durham Food Hall, this seasonal, Southern eatery highlights the cultural roots and bounty of produce our region produces, from scalloped potatoes and hot cakes, to tomato salad, chicken potpie and eggnog-pecan French toast.

📍 30 Foster St Suite 1

🐦 @LulaSadie

M.E. Henderson, Inc

They are creating a people-positive lifestyle for people that are struggling to overcome life challenges.

🚚 Mobile and 💻 Online

🐦 @MHendersonDaye

📸 instagram.com/mhendersondaye

📱 mehendersoninc.com

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M&M Tutoring Service

Teacher-led, student-centered, & community-minded... M&M Tutoring is here to make education less complicated!

📍 3326 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite C-120

👍 facebook.com/mmtutoringsvc

🐦 @MM_TutoringSvc

📱 mmedugroup.org/


M'zuri Lavish Collection

M’zuri Lavish Collection is an online children’s boutique with rave reviews from customers!

💻 Online

📸 instagram.com/mzurilavish_

📱 mzurilavish.com

Mechanics & Farmers Bank

Part of Durham’s Black Wall Street, Mechanics & Farmers Banks is America’s second oldest Black-owned bank. William Gaston Pearson, Richard B. Fitzgerald, J. A. Dodson, S. L. Warren, James E. Shepard, John Merrick, and W. O. Stevens raised $10,000 in 1907 to start a bank to serve Durham’s Black community. And M&F Bank is still going strong today.

📍 116 W Parrish St.

🐦 @MFBank_NC

📸 instagram.com/mfbank_nc

📱 mfbonline.com


Mike D's BBQ

Michael De Los Santos is the owner of an award-winning line of sauces and dry rubs. More than 10 years ago, Mike entered a competition for amateur sauce makers and after his sauce came in third overall, family and friends encouraged him to go pro. He officially launched in 2014 and his sauces and dry rubs are now available in stores all over North Carolina and the U.S.

💻 Online, and at many retailers around NC

📸 instagram.com/mikedsbbq

🐦 @mikedsbbq

📱 www.mikedsbbq.com/

Mindful Bodies

Mindful Bodies’ mission is to increase mental, physical, emotional & behavioral health & wellness through programs, products & services for all people.

📍 1058 West Club Blvd

👍 Mindful-Bodies

📱 mindfulbodies.net

Morehead Manor

Daniel and Monica Edwards opened Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast to the public back in 1997 as a staple of African American excellence in hospitality. Each of the four spacious guest rooms have a private bath, and the inn serves complimentary beverages, homemade desserts, and a full breakfast each morning. The 8,000 square-foot, Colonial Revival-style home is within walking distance to downtown, and key landmarks like the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, DPAC, and Brightleaf Square.

📍 914 Vickers Ave, Durham, NC 27701

👍 MoreheadManor

🐦 @MoreheadManor

📸 instagram.com/moreheadmanor/

📱 moreheadmanor.com


In addition to stunning nail art, this non-toxic nail studio also offers lashes, brow henna, and skin therapy.

📍 3209 Guess Road Suite 202

👍 facebook.com/nailznc

📸 instagram.com/nailz_nc

📱 nailznc.com

Nolia Family + Coffee

Nolia is designed for families with a kids’ menu including free high fives and a children’s area with books, toys, and regular story times.

📍 1004 Morning Glory Ave

📸 instagram.com/noliacoffee

📱 noliacoffee.com

Nora's African Groceries

Nora’s African Groceries was founded by Monica Boston, a Sierra Leonean business woman who has over 29 years of retail experience in management. Our company’s objective is to bring the motherland to you.

📍 4837 NC 55 Hwy

👍 facebook.com/NorasAfricanGroceries

📱 norasafricangroceries.com

NorthStar Church of the Arts

The legacy of the Freelon family continues at NorthStar. This church believes in “holding space for artists, people who are black, brown, queer, transgender, and people with disabilities.”

📍 220 W Geer St

🐦 @northstardurham

📸 instagram.com/northstardurham

📱 northstardurham.com

The North Carolina Center for Dermatology

At The North Carolina Center for Dermatology, their philosophy is simple: Your care is the heart and soul of their practice. They seek to resolve issues of the skin, hair, and nails through a variety of medical and cosmetic treatments that work to provide restoration and healing.

📍 6216 Fayetteville Rd. Suite #102

👍 facebook.com/nccdermatology

📸 instagram.com/ncderm

📱 nccdermatology.com

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

A history of serving those who were traditionally turned away by other insurance companies provides NC Mutual with unique insight and a demonstrated commitment to its customers. With decades of combined experience, NC Mutual is structured to provide the best, most effective solutions to our clients and policyholders for all facets of their lives and businesses.

📍 411 W Chapel Hill St.

👍 ncmutual

📱 ncmutuallife.com

Nzinga’s Breakfast Cafe

French toast, shrimp and grits, fried fish, egg sandwiches, you can get all the southern staples at Nzinga’s.

📍 826 Fayetteville St #110

📸 instagram.com/nzingas_kitchen/

📱 nzingasbreakfastcafe.com

Open Wide Family Dentistry

Dr. Clara Powell Davis offers high tech dentistry with high integrity values. Their philosophy is to provide professional dental care of the highest quality with the utmost compassion.

📍121 Sherron Rd #108

📱 openwidefamilydentistry.com

The Palace International

The Palace International specializes in East African food but also has African spins on world cuisines. It’s also a social space and world beat music scene.

📍 1104 Broad St

🐦 @ThePalaceInt

📸 instagram.com/thepalaceint

📱 thepalaceinternational.com

Perkins Orchard

Established in 1970, Perkins Orchard is celebrating 50 years this year as the largest and oldest produce market in Durham. Owner Alexander Watson took over daily operations at 10 years old and is a strong advocate for local agriculture.

📍 5749 Barbee Rd

🐦 @PerkinsOrchard

📸 instagram.com/perkinsorchard

📱 perkinsorchard.com

Persessi Hemp

Persessi Hemp and CBD is a shabby chic hemp boutique specializing in Hemp and CBD products. Visit seven days a week from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment.

📍 714 Ninth St. Suite 102

👍 PersessiHemp

📸 instagram.com/persessihempboutique

📱 persessihemp.com


Pierce McCoy's Shoe Shine

A Durham native, Pierce McCoy has been shining shoes for over 53 years, and it's a family business he learned from his father. You can find his setup outside of Beyú Caffè on a beautiful day, and tucked away by a staircase beyond the tables and chairs when it's rainy. "Over 80 pairs in one day," Pierce says of his busiest shift — but after hundreds (maybe thousands!) or clients in his chair, he wouldn't trade it for the world.

📍 341 W. Main St.

Pierce McCoy

Polar Panda's Snoballs of Durham

Expanding from its popular Mebane location, Polar Panda’s Snoballs makes New Orleans-style snocones. They have more than 500 flavor combinations and all syrups are made on site.

📍 116 N Mineral Spring Rd.

📸 instagram.com/polarpandasnoballs

Pork in the Road

There’s no better place for a pork-inspired menu than the second highest pork-producing state in the nation. The food truck also offers a few pork substitutes.

🚚 Food truck

🐦 @porkintheroad

📸 instagram.com/porkintheroadnc/

📱 porkintheroad.net/

Portfolio Group LLC

Established in 2014, Portfolio Group LLC. is an independent importer and distributor of wine. Their collective mission is to provide the highest level of service to restaurants and retailers.

📍 1543 Cooper St. Suite E

👍 facebook.com/Portfolio-Group
📱 portfoliogroupllc.com

Prime Athletic Training and Fitness Institute

Prime Fitness offers personal training opportunities, regimented fitness advice, and equipment to get you on track with your goals.

📍 3738 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

📸 instagram.com/primeinstitute

📱 patfi.com

Profound Elegance Romance Concierge Services

A premier romance concierge service that caters to couples who want to focus on enhancing and maintaining their romantic relationship. They leverage our years of customer service and event planning to curate dates, getaways, intimate staging, gift shopping and wedding and event planning.

💻 Online, and by appointment

👍 facebook.com/ProfoundEleganceRCS

📸 instagram.com/profoundelegancercs

📱 profoundelegancercs.com

Providence Smiles

Providence Smiles is a family practice that provides excellent comprehensive care to you in a comfortable way that allows you to enjoy dentistry. See what makes them different today!

📍 632 Gary St.

👍 facebook.com/Providencesmiles

📱 providence-smiles.com

Provident 1898

Provident 1898 is “a co-working community of diverse entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists who are passionate about building a more progressive and equitable workplace.” It offers creative common spaces, private offices, meetings rooms, high speed WiFi, and much more.

📍 411 W. Chapel Hill St.

🐦 @Provident1898

📸 instagram.com/provident1898

📱 provident1898.com

Psychological Assessment, Consultation & Therapy Center

Dr. Ashly Gaskin-Wasson’s approach to psychotherapy and assessment is rooted in compassion. Dr. Gaskin-Wasson recognizes the courage it takes to make that choice and supports that choice by being a compassionate, non-judgmental provider. She owns a private practice in Durham where she specializes in providing psychotherapy to people impacted by racism-related stress and trauma; provides consultations to organizations on the mental health impact of racism on Black people; and offers psychological and psychoeducational assessments to students.

📍 911 Broad Street

📱 www.pactnc.com

Ashly Gaskin Wasson

The Renaissance Barbershop

Renaissance Barbershop offers classic barber services like cuts and shaves. They also provide scalp micropigmentation, a non-surgical method that replicates the appearance of hair follicles.

📍 7001 Fayetteville Rd #131

🐦 @renbarbershop

📸 instagram.com/the_renaissance_barbershop

📱 therenaissancebarbershop.com