As the holidays (and Alex's birthday) roll around yet again, we figure it's a great idea to remind you of all the ultra dope Black innovators and entrepreneurs out here creating dopeness and offering vital services to make your life more entertaining, prosperous, and convenient. Here are ten winners you can follow, recommend to a friend, share amongst your coworkers, or add to your own personal wishlist on Cyber Monday or just because. You're welcome.
Your go-to source for HBCU-inspired merchandise, Hillman Bookstore is selling their popular Hillman College short-sleeved tee for $12 on Monday 11/27 only. Cop yours now.
True Laundry Detergent
True Laundry Company is an Atlanta-based veteran-owned business offering a 101-load (101-oz) Laundry Detergent + a free laundry bag for $14.99 through Cyber Monday. Get yours now.
"ön.us.tees is a clothing brand that aims to promote Honest Propaganda through walking billboards of positivity." Get an additional 20% of all merchandise in the Onus Tees store with the code LOVE20. Get you some.
Don't B Ashy
Created by Ayo Janeen Jackson, Don't B Ashy is "body butter for the soul," created in Harlem, USA. Say toodles to ashiness forever.
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Can you name all the members of Wu-Tang or rap the intro to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Between Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Tupac, who gotta go? Featured in our recent Friday Five, University of Dope is the first card game dedicated to hip-hop culture. Brighten up your game night now.
The 1854 Cycling Company
Founded by Brandale D. Randolph (co-founder and executive director of Project: Poverty), the 1854 Cycling Company contributes proceeds from each item purchased to "programs that will help end cycles of poverty among the formerly incarcerated." Learn more here.
William Sanders (Résumé Writer)
If you're trying to fix your professional life and need some help crafting or scraping the rust off of your cover letter or résumé, check out William's services.
Founded in 2008 by June Smith, Tajj Cosmetics is a company that has evolved from inventing one product, the Incredible Corn Concealer™, to creating a comprehensive line of cosmetics for women of color. Get with the winning team.
Charles Wine Company
Based in Los Angeles, CA, and owned by a U.S. Navy veteran, Charles Wine Company is a family-owned and managed business offering premium wines, a monthly/quarterly wine clubs, and customizable in-house or corporate wine parties. Get the party started here.