1. Ethel's Club is a Black-Owned social and wellness club designed to gather and celebrate people of color virtually and IRL (Brooklyn, NY). What we love about Ethel's Club: The community, the resources, the learning and the discovery of Black creators and Brands. Ethel's Club directly compensates all of their collaborators, provides invaluable healing sessions and curates a virtual and IRL shop featuring small, POC owned businesses. It's Black-woman founded and we are here for all of it.
2. Black Owned Everything is the platform we've all been waiting for. Started in 2020 as an Instagram account featuring the most curated selection of literally everything Black Owned. We've been shopping their feed, long before their website launched (finally). The website launched this month (eek) and we are 1000% obsessed. The website is like the Instagram account, only better. You can shop a curated selection of Black owned small businesses from the website and explore the Black Owned Everything home-grown line which is absolutely stunning btw. Additionally, small Black Owned businesses can apply to sell on the marketplace! We're all for it!
3. The Creative Collective NYC. Where do we start with this account! We've learned so much from just following their feed. From the positive affirmations to the career opportunities they gather, share resources and show up for their community. We're also a huge fan of the in-person experiences they organize,. Culturecon is a conference for creatives by creatives and their line has featured the likes of Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross and John Legend (just to name-drop a few). Looking forward to the return, when it's safe. In the meantime they've launched a virtual alternative, The Creative Curriculum, plus they have an agency and so much more. A must follow!
4. Every Stylish Girl. We've said it before, we'll say it again, we are huge fans of Nana Agyemang's ESG community. We've personally benefited from their feed and their virtual events. Pre-COVID, we desperately wanted to attend one of their Sip N' Slay events but couldn't due to the distance. Through the Sip N' Slay digital conference, we've learned critical insights from major influencers and bosses of color that have moved the needle in our own brand.
5. Blavity- Discover news and commentary on the culture for the millennials who drive it. We love Blavity for their versatile, mostly positive content. We've discovered so many talented creators through Blavity. In addition, Blavity offers easy to understand news and information. It's the the kind of news media we need. Bonus, it's Black, Female Founded.
6. Buy from A Black Woman- We are long time followers of Buy From a Black Woman. We heard their founder speak at a virtual event (long before it was cool) and we fell in love with their mission. We've benefited from discovering Black woman owned businesses and from discovering small business resources. We love their free templates and worksheets that really help us stay intentional about everything we do.
7. President Kennedy, is seriously funny, informative, and pro-Black. We love her Instagram Lives that have truly helped us get through some of our toughest Quarantine days. We've discovered haircare, self-care, lifestyle and clothing brands that we love from her platform. President Kennedy's account is a must follow.
8. Lindsey Peoples Wagner, is a powerhouse of a woman. She is the Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue. Her work through the Black in Fashion Council has contributed to holding brands accountable in enacting anti-racist policies. She is funny, and her feed is totally aesthetically pleasing.
9. The Black Upstart, is last but certainly not least. There are infinite resources on this platform and website that empower Black people to start and support Black businesses. Their Instagram is truly informative teaching followers how to buy homes with bad credit and providing anecdotes for keeping the Black dollar in the Black community.
We've got to thank Insta for creating a space for us to discover all these amazing Black creators. It would take years to write up a blog featuring all the amazing Black Owned accounts, brands and businesses out there. Comment below if there's an account you think we should add!