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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Susan Post Susan Post Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Stems & Stone Owner Rhonda Reese says one of the most amazing parts of launching her plant subscription service during the coronavirus pandemic has been the joy and excitement on customers’ faces when she delivers their plants. It’s a big part of why she launched Stems & Stone – to foster a little bit of […]

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Browndages Fills Gap for Bandages in Brown & Black Skin Tones

Susan Post Susan Post Browndages Fills Gap for Bandages in Brown & Black Skin Tones

Band-Aid recently announced it would be launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones. However, a Columbus-based business was already working towards a world where bandages come in more than just white flesh-tones. Browndages sold its first Black and Brown flesh-toned bandages in November of 2018. […]

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Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Shaundretta House Boykins was raised in an entrepreneurial household, with two grandparents who were entrepreneurs themselves. So even though she started her career in financial services, she says, “I have always had a love and a respect for business owners, because it takes courage, it takes tough skin.” After 20 years in the financial sector, […]

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Black Owned Businesses to Support in Columbus

Susan Post Susan Post Black Owned Businesses to Support in Columbus

As protests continue in Columbus and across the nation supporting Black Lives Matter and condemning police brutality, many individuals are looking for additional ways to support the black community by supporting black owned businesses. Launched in 2018, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce (COAACC) offers a one-stop-shop for black-owned businesses in the area. Not only […]

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