Supporting UK Black Lives & Businesses
WHO THIS IS FOR:
Anyone who would like to support local and small black-owned businesses in the UK but not sure where to start or the ways possible. The internet has a plethora of resources for you to check out so don’t be afraid to do your own research.
This Carrd was created initially for supporting the BLM movement however it can also be used to help you diversify your network and lifestyle choices. I will try to update this list as much as I can.
If you'd like to connect or contact me with a request to add on any UK black businesses that are not on this Carrd, please get in touch below.
Please bare with me as this is a work-in-progress and may take some time to upload all new businesses. X
So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo
Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging - by Afua Hirsch
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Racism - by Reni Eddo-Lodge
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, E-BOOK
Black and British: A Forgotten History - by David Olusoga
Natives: Race & Class in the ruins of empire - by AKALA
Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations - by Toni Morrison
I Will Not Be Erased: Our stories about growing up as people of colour - by Gal-dem
Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World - by Uju Asika
London Community Groups
The Sapphire Community Group
Islington, Southwark, Bromley, Croydon borough
Community Southwark BAME & Refugee Group
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster borough
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Thamesmead Now BAME Network
The Black Curriculum
Social Enterprise funded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK School Curriculum.
100 Black Men of London
A community-led charity delivering free programmes for 10-16yr olds focusing on mentoring, education, economic empowerment, and health & wellness.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Working with young people from dis-advantaged backgrounds aged 13-30yrs to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice.
Black Ticket Project
Committed to creating cultural access points for Black young people across England.
Fitness & Wellbeing
5th Lens Fitness
Fitness instructor & PT. Strength training. HIIT. Circuits. Rebounder.
Dancer & Fitness Trainer.
Fitness & Wellbeing expert. Strength & Conditioning coach.
Hoop Hustle Flow
Roller skater & Yoga teacher. Creator of hoop yoga.
Yoga teacher, gong master (sound healing), reiki master junior
Yoga teacher, hula hooper, handmade vegan bodycare
Ebony Flow Yoga
Yoga teacher. London classes & events.
Yoga teacher & coach. Body positivity yoga. Founder of @curvesomeyoga.
Yoga teacher, alignment & movement Specialist, massage therapist
Yoga teacher, ICF accredited health coach
These studios are not black-owned (as far as I know) BUT they are inclusive and welcome students from all backgrounds.
The Yoga House
The Yoga Room
The Yoga Space
Peckham Levels - Level 5
Health & Wellbeing
Organic & Raw Cold Pressed
juices. Detox cleanse plans,
Natural health food and remedies store.
Hair & Beauty
Natural and unrefined handmade skincare and body care products
Pure and unrefined Jamaican Black Castor oil bottled for you as nature intended
Home, skincare and body care products made with a focus on self care and wellbeing
Organic and Vegan
Natural hair care products
Philly Aime Vegan Bodycare
Vegan handmade body care
Coffee & Honey Care
Natural handmade body scrubs
Natural skincare brand.
Chemical-free and vegan.
Mobile hair stylist
Lit Lash Beauty
Qualified lash artist
Micro Beauty Nay
Eyebrow microblading / Brow shape & tint / Shellac nails
Sweet Beauty Treat
Mobile beauty and massage services
For all your haircare needs. Shiping nationwide (UK)
Hail & Nash
Lash lounge & nail bar
Exclusive and limited edition trainers for men and women online
Missys Headbandz UK
Handmade pom-pom headbands for adults and children
Designer & pattern cutter
Bespoke gifts and workshops
Greetings cards and wall art & logos
African-inspired art prints and greetings cards on Etsy UK
Greetings cards, prints, apparel and stationary on Etsy UK
Bespoke party decor & favours
Events by Adwoa
As told by Dammy
Creative & Botanical Workshops
Media & Creatives
Lifestyle Blogger. Sensory Play enthusiast. Owner of 'Sensory Sunday' workshops and founder of @Sweets_andmore.
Beauty/Lifestyle blogger & vlogger. MUA. Stylist.
Babes About Town
Lifestyle & Family Travel blogger. Writer. Author of “Bringing up Race” (in recommended reading)
Lifestyle Blogger. Content Creator. Writer with a comedic approach.
Tanya’s Mummy Center
Motherhood. Lifestyle. Parenting.
Relationships are - Cynthia B
Honest conversations about all relationships. Expect banter, laughter and real people.
This City - Clara Amfo
Discussions on everything from music and fashion to places and travel.
Brand Identity strategist. Illustrator. Web designer.
The OJA Home
Interior Designer & Stylist.
Digital agency. Commercial studio hire. Brand management.
Artist. African-inspired art.
Gbenga the Author
Mellz Photography Ltd
Shanay Shanice Photography