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A growing directory of Black- and POC-owned businesses and non-profit organizations in Brooklyn.
Please contact us if you’d like to add your business to this directory.

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Milk and Pull

Owned by Brooklyn-based couple Joe and Angela Austin, this coffee shop offers quality pastries and lattes in a stunning modern space.

181 Irving Ave
website - instagram

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The Trad Room

Fresh oysters for dinner and a delicious selection of teas and lattes during the day. Beautifully decorated by a Japanese family, who live next door.

266 Malcolm X Blvd
website - instagram


Playground Coffee

A coffee shop and community space whose attached store, Playground Annex, sells books by Black/Brown/Queer folx. They also organize a community org called Playground Youth that serves LGBTQ+ & POC in the neighborhood. Playground Coffee is owned by Zenat Begum, a Bengali-American badass.

1114 Bedford Ave
website - instagram


Cafe con Libros

A feminist bookstore and coffee shop owned by Afro-Latinx community leader, Kalima DeSuze. Support their crowdfunding campaign here.

724 Prospect Pl
website - instagram

Brooklyn Poets

A non-profit organization that hosts monthly poetry workshops and open mics, aptly named The Yawp. Spearheaded by a Leo angel, Jason Koo, their nurturing environment has helped many poets blossom.

Yawp: 2nd Monday of every month at 61 Local.
website - instagram

MacDonough Cafe

A quaint coffee shop with a health-centered, bangin’ smoothie and sandwich menu, owned by Brooklyn natives Nadia and Benoit Busseuil.

83 Saratoga Ave


Nostrand Cafe

A spacious, sunlit cafe with American dishes with a Korean twist, beer on tap and soju bottles, owned by Jiwon Choe and family.

261 Nostrand Ave
website - instagram


Imani House

Sister Bisi helms this vibrant organization that provides resources for POC + Immigrant Families. Notably, Sister Bisi also hosts writing workshops led by amazing Women of Color.

76A 5th Ave
website - WOC Writers


Sadé | Shaniya

Brooklyn natives, best friends and creative powerhouses: Sadé and Shaniya are true fashion visionaries. Peep their site to view their latest collection: Power Puff.

website - Sadé’s instagram - Shaniya’s instagram

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The Glam Femme

Patricia Martin’s online community of Black, queer femmes is vibrant, authentic and intersectional. Their Femme Voices series highlight Femmes of Color.

The Glam Femme blog - Patricia Martin



Co-founded by Cambodian-American Chary Sathea, thecnnekt bridges the gap between womxn & non-binary folx in New York who are looking for IRL communities.

The Cnnekt

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Bklyn Mavens

Brooklyn Natives Merlyn and Lauren show us the best of Brooklyn in their FOMO-inducing insta feed.




Domicile’s impeccably-designed interiors are second only to the cafe + shop’s commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious + healthy snacks and beverages.

185 Howard St.

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Girl Emboldened

Danialie writes a thoughtful, relatable, vulnerable, and all-around dope blog that uplifts fat women and femmes of color.

Girl Emboldened blog