Buying Black is about great taste, cool energy and yes, ownership. Not just because it's Black, but because it’s good and Black.

Many Black businesses claim to have made more money on Juneteenth 2020 than they had the whole year, or ever. This year, so far, the same applies. In an effort to consciously or naturally buy Black the entire year, EBONY focuses on destinations in major urban centers with a photo series supporting local Black businesses. As African Americans, whose ancestors built this country, it’s our time to build our own wealth as well as support our own.

Consciously and naturally, EBONY starts this visual series with the joy of buying Black in Harlem, USA.

Photography by Jazmin Maço. Additional photography by Harlem Scene

Home to Harlem

Features hand-crafted beauty, clothing and accessories.

Location: 246 Malcolm X Blvd

Owner: Maria Granville

NiLu, Harlem's Gift Store

Books, candles and gifts curated for the culture.

Location: 191 Malcolm X Blvd.

Owner: Katrina & Mark Parris


An exquisite and cool dining experience.

Location: 300 114th Street

Owner: Melba Wilson

COVE Lounge

Caribbean meets Southern cuisine and cocktails.

Location: 326 Malcom X Blvd.

Owner: Alyah Horsford-Sidberry

Make My Cake Bakeshop & Coffee Shop

Desserts made in the tradition of the South with Harlem soul.

Location: 2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Owner: Aliyyah Baylor

The Brownstone

Clothing boutique, dressing women for those important moments in life.

Location: 24 E. 125th Street

Owner: Princess Jenkins