The Congregational Church of Belmont, along with the United Church of Christ as a whole, is committed to standing against racism and injustice in America and around the world. Please see our previous post for further reading and resources, including donation links, for this cause. We are also gathering a list of black-owned businesses to promote and support. If you know of any local or online ones that we have not listed here, please leave us a comment or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that not all businesses listed have been vetted by CCB. As always, please use caution and common sense when doing business online.
Bay Area Black Market, a website listing black-owned Bay Area businesses
BAOBOB – The Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses, which includes a downloadable directory of both local and national businesses
Black-Owned Businesses in the South Bay and Peninsula, a curated list from Yelp
Bookstores That Specialize in Black Literature, a directory from the African American Literature Book Club (California is selected in the link, but they list bookstores nationwide)
The Ultimate List of Black-Owned Farms and Food Gardens, including five in California
60+ Black-Owned Breweries to Support Across the Country, including seven in California (and one in San Francisco!)
Online or National Businesses:
Five Fifths, described by co-founder Kyle Umemba as “the largest list of black-owned restaurants and online businesses on the internet.” The site also curates black business news and interviews with black entrepreneurs
An article from Finimpact: How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses
This is just a start – we are always looking for more resources to share!