Local Black Owned Businesses

Black Owned Businesses in London, Ontario

Feb 28, 2021

One of the most direct and sustainable ways to support the black community here in London is to shop at black-owned businesses. Supporting Black-owned businesses helps redistribute wealth in the fight for racial and financial equality. Whether it’s by shopping, following along on Instagram, signing up for a newsletter, engaging via comments or telling a friend, no act of support is too small! 

Creatives

These artists have made a lasting impact in their communities through music or visuals that continues to inspire and challenge the way we see the world.

Shad K Music

Shad is known for his storytelling approach to hip hop, with captivating expressive lyrics that weave through his personal life story while also tapping into social issues.

Sum-01

The Self titled ‘‘Queen Of The Forest City’’ She raps with a breath of fresh air. From arriving to London in the 80’s as an immigrant from Uganda, to being a single hard-working mother and musician. Sum-01 is unique in her own right.

Emanuel

It's not every day that you come across a voice like Emanuel’s, let alone discover it in your own backyard. Emanuel is bringing a fresh tone to the modern soul.

Chad Price  

A well-accomplished Folk Musician. 

Gal Harper 

Award-winning musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, and human rights activist. 

Saidat

Motivational speaker, author, singer, entertainer meant to inspire, motivate, and empower young individuals in our community.

Harina Mokanan

A music enthusiast with interests in the art of connecting and community. Dabbling with everything from hosting her show at Radio Western (94.9FM ), to writing about music, and Djing.

Amsa Yaro Studio

Multi-media artist included in their work a portfolio in illustrations, paintings, and sculptures.

Art by Stefani

Artist for home decor.

PLUMP!

A space for London's BIPOC community that cultivates representation through shared passions and perspectives.

Retweet

Dina Hadish and Lydia Mehari are negotiating the world they live in an articulate, quirky, and thoughtful Podcast. A fascinating fusion of topics on the everyday life of a young woman of colour. - Its Politics And Its Art.

Sisterhood Media

Sisterhood Media is a streaming platform for and by people on the margins that are changing the narrative for marginalized communities in the media. Their work aims to start discussions about topics surrounding identity, community, and self-actualization through a variety of different audio and visual mediums. 

Brown Skin Lady 

Program director for Radio Western 94.9 and Radio Host at Lunar Rotations. 

DJ Joze 

DJ and Radio Host at Radio Western 94.9. 

AK Arts Academy

Performing arts academy specializing in music, dance, and drama.

Esmaa Mohamoud

Mohamoud is a multimedia artist who often uses her work to explore identity; erasing the socially constructed lines of gender, To unearth the truth that is buried underneath today’s face on race.

Casper Marcus

Casper launched his hip hop career here, in London Ontario, rapping from the age of 12. Now an established, award-winning artist, he regularly performed in Toronto and has toured Europe and Canada before COVID-19.

Food 

Caribbean Stove

“Specializing in the flavours of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago!”

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Irie Bites 

“Bringing the islands to you!” Browse their menu options of vibrant and stable cuisines.

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Reggae's Caribbean Restaurant 

Enjoy the taste of Jamaica and food prepared fresh from scratch daily.

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Indulge Cuisine 

A Caribbean restaurant so good, you will want to indulge. 

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Rose’s Tree of Life Caribbean Delight 

Caribbean cuisines frequently featured at festivals and Sun Fest (London Ontario) their menu options have something for everyone. 

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TG’s Addis Ababa Restaurant 

Unique food experience with many combinations of flavours every bit.

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Triniman Kitchen

Menu options for everyone serving both Caribbean cuisines and familiar classics.

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Enat Restaurant

Enat meaning Mother Restaurant reflects the authentic Ethiopian cuisines everyone can enjoy and portions to feed your family.

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Twin Dem Kitchen

Jamaican inspired home cooking.

Currently closed, but in the meantime, check their Instagram page to stay connected and see the delicious dishes worth the wait.

Carib Shack 

Taste the Caribbean flavours.

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The New Delhi Deli  

Serves Caribbean and colourful dishes that feed the soul. 

Vas Cuisine 

Delivers on tasty, homemade, and locally sourced ingredients to make Nigerian cuisines.

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Yaya’s Kitchen 

A Pop-up and Supper Club that hosts events featuring foods from all over africa and back. Stay connected to follow future pop up and ticket event announcements.

Asmara Coffee House 

Organic African premium coffee. 

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F.A.M Sauces and Catering

Available at different levels of flavour, spice, and heat or custom combinations. Adding these sauces will make any meal standout.

Food Products & Suppliers

Below are businesses that make finding ingredients to cook new or familiar recipes possible not traditionally found at major grocery stores.

Best Bargain African Caribbean Market  

Payless African Market

Steda Tropical Foods 

Shop  

London hosts a variety of shops to find your style and meet your needs.

Young Hudson Vintage 

Pieces that last the test of time and carefully curated to make great additions to your style identity, they make shopping vintage effortless.

The Mella Stitched Company

Never too young to have well made and tailored clothing. Inviting memorable photos in your handmade outfits and thanking those who cared about the title details. Quality over quantity is seen in every stitch.

The Jump Off London

Provides familiar and new brands to their easy to wear and athleisure style. Bringing pieces and styles found online accessible locally.

N4E1 

“Not 4 Every 1 offers premium and exclusive footwear, apparel and accessories.”

The Closet Inc  

Canada’s premier lifestyle fashion boutique supported by leading artists, musicians, and celebrities.

Thorough Image 

Carry nostalgic, vintage, new, and custom & reworked appeal. 

Twiga 519

"Clothing for a cause" gives back to our community by spreading awareness and encouraging change.

Self Care Isnt Selfish

“Apparel and clothing to promote Self-Care, Self Love, Self-Awareness, Mental Wellness, and Mental Health.”

Aisha's Craft Room 

The maker of various handmade items crochet, macrame, weaving, plant hangers, and more.

Wee Bears Chewable Designs 

Baby and kids goods; teething, feeding, oral therapy, and accessories BPA free & non-toxic.

Dylana Designs  

Knit and crochet artist making custom clothing, accessories, patterns, and sharing how-to tutorials on youtube. 

K-Laba Hair & Beauty Supplies

“Proud to service Canadians with product availability for all types of hair textures and needs.”

Trinity Beauty Supply

“Our mission is to provide a wide range of Hair and Beauty products designed to maintain the magnificence of your hair and skin and improve its' health.”

Modern Living London

Carries a variety of versatile furniture, mattresses, and home décor to fit any space.

Reimagine Co.

Is on a mission to help people live more sustainable and connected lives, by zero waste workshops, demonstrations, experiments, and shared learning. Their online zero-waste shop sells products that help you reduce single-use plastic.

Services 

A&B Print 

A full-service printing company to meet all customers’ printing and promotional needs offering a wide range of products and services for over 28 years.

Corporate Imaging Centre 

Services include printing, digital output, large format, bindery, scanning, litigation support, and graphic design. 

Kowork London 

Co-working office space offering office space and workspaces, including open desks, work stations, and enclosed meeting areas. 

Jennifer Slay 

A life coach, counsellor, motivational speaker, and author. 

Katelyn Landry 

Art Director works with entrepreneurs and businesses to elevate their brands through strategy and design. 

Damian Box Branding

Brand designer with a focus on branding, print, and digital with over 15 years of experience working in boutique design studios, in-house creative departments as well as independently.

Fôrij Thrills 

Curate elegant yet educational awareness of traditional and modern-day foraging to combine a unique experience to each Fôrij Thrills event.

Lazar Esthetic Studio

Specialize in IPL laser hair removal & skin rejuvenation, facials, brow waxing & tinting, and lash extensions.

Babylove Doula Services 

Work with women from diverse backgrounds and to empower them with informed decision making for a positive birth and postpartum experiences.

The Mama's Physio

Service treatments for women's pelvic health & peri-natal physiotherapy.

London French Daycare Centre Garderie Francophone 

Daycare services for parents to prepare their children for French Immersion or the French school system.   

Athletic Fluency 

Work with athletes, offer classes, personal training, and supplements.

Ty Wilson Artistry

Certified freelance makeup artist as well as a certified & trained MAC Cosmetics artist;... Ty Wilson Artistry’s work work spans throughout various mediums such as bridal, galas, commercials, magazine shoots, fashion events, and special occasions.

The Fix Inc. 

"We understand that finding the right [hair] stylists may be a daunting task, but at the fix, we thrive on our diversity,...We want our clients to feel at home during their beautiful transformations."

Jennifer Naturals 

Works with the natural texture of your hair and best practices. Jennifer Naturals offers insider knowledge on hair & skin essentials, coaching and membership programs to save you money. "Hair freedom is love and acceptance of yourself & your hair."

AfroSis

Naturalistas in need of a hairstylist focused on healthy haircare treatments, protective styles, and services.

United Kutz

A passion for cutting hair, 10 years in the business, and have developed a strong reputation in the community. Both serve as a barbershop and salon.

Ox and Bow Barbershop Inc. 

"BLACK OWNED business that serves everyone" They inspire and have created a welcoming space for more than just a haircut but an experience.

A. Jacobs Painting

Professional home painting services interior and exterior.

Elegant Edge Marble & Granite

Specialize in bringing the beauty out of stone, handcrafted, and custom granite supplier.

London Living Real Estate Brokerage

Real Estate Services  

Adeglory Law Office

Legal services include real estate, estate planning & wills, immigration, and notarial. 

Christopher Uwagboe Barrister & Solicitor

Legal services include criminal, real estate, immigration, and provincial offences.

Tracey White-Lockwood
London Ontario Real Estate Pioneer, Tracey White-Lockwood, Blazing a Trail for You

Apexx Radio
Apexx Radio in an online radio platform spinning Hip Hop on multiple shows.

HoopFest Canada

Black Dream Entertainment
Black Dreams Entertainment is a London, Ontario based company specializing in delivering the hottest in Urban music.

Apexx Dump Services

ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations you can support financially, for anyone with the means and interest in donating as a form of taking action today or every day.

Black Lives Matter London

London Ontario Black Lives Matter movement Chapter. Follow along for future events as they continues to enhance and support the local black community here in the city.

CBWCL, The Congress of Black Women of Canada London Chapter

"The first National Black Women’s Congress was established in 1973 to provide a national forum to address the concerns of Black women. The vision focus from the beginning was to assist black women and their families with issues of concern that affect them and to bring improvement to their lives. The woman who was the driving force behind the first National Black women’s Congress was Kay Livingstone."

S.W.I.M, Single Women In Motherhood

"Single Women in Motherhood Training Program (S.W.I.M) is a non-profit organization that offers hope, support, and guidance to single mothers. We assist them in achieving a safe and secure future for themselves and their family."

ACFOLA, African Canadian Federation of London & Area

"To Serve and Advocate for the Inclusion, Engagement, and Integration of African – Canadians in Community Life and Development of London and area."

African Community Council 

Are a social and settlement services agency, working to improve the quality of life of newcomers in London and vicinity.

London Black History Coordinating Committee

A not-for-profit organization, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform, and uplift.

Black Student Association of Western University 

Student run and dedicated to supporting the black community at Western and enhancing the student experience.

Living Fountain Christian Centre

Living Fountain offers services both to its church community and to those in the local community through expanding outreach, and events.

CARE, Cultural Arts Recreation & Economic Development 

Is a non-profit organization created to provide positive programming geared toward increasing the quality of living for the growing urban and racially diverse, ethnocultural/visible minority population in the City of London. 

 

 

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