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Support and shop local black-owned businesses, restaurants and services.

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Try Atlanta Breakfast Club for breakfast and Southern food, including fried chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, peach cobbler french toast, fried green tomato BLT biscuit, shrimp po boy and more. This restaurant is owned by Anthony Sanders and O. Osiris Ballard.

Atlanta Kruzin Kids

This kids transportation service helps parents by providing transportation in the metro Atlanta area, and you can create or join an existing carpool. They provide transportation for kids ages 5-18 on Mon.-Fri. from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Auntie Renee Storyteller

Auntie Renee is a captivating storyteller who uses her creative skills for performances and motivational speaking. She performs storytelling for festivals, schools and birthday parties, and she does monthly workshops.

Ballethnic Dance Company

Founded by Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath, this dance company and academy performs culturally diverse performances and provides professional training for children and adults. Training in dance techniques include Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Pas De Deux, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, African and Ballethnicize.

the beehive

the beehive

This boutique, owned by Malene Davis, features local, independent designers offering apparel, housewares, accessories, baby goods, food goods and jewelry. They’re open Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and from noon-5 p.m. on Sun., or you can shop online.

Brave + Kind Bookshop

This Decatur bookshop is owned by Bunnie Hilliard and offers activity books, board books, books for middle grade, young adult, adults, toys, graphic novels and more. They also have a monthly book subscription service with littleLit Story Club for ages 0-3, BigKidLit StoryClub for ages 4-7 and more for all ages. Shop online, or browse in-store Wed.-Sat. noon-4 p.m.

Cascade Fun Center

Owned by Greg Alexander, skate and play at this Atlanta skating rink offering Family Roller Skating, Teen Dance and Roller Skating and Adult Roller Skating. Enjoy music, gaming, inflatables, food and more, and hold your next party here.

Clowning 4 You

For more than 15 years, Clowning 4 You has offered their entertainment services for children’s parties, themed parties, wedding sitters, grand openings and more. They provide a variety of entertainment for parties and events, including costumed characters, bubbles, balloons, face painting, music and more.

CreativeSoul Photography

Regis and Kahran Bethencourt specialize in lifestyle photography and visual storytelling, and their work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Italia, Black Enterprise and more. Check out their project “AfroArt,” a photo series empowering young women to love their natural hair.

Fun Weird Science

Fun Weird Science’s mission is to train K-12th grade students to be proficient in STEAM through hands-on learning. Started by Ronnie Thomas, programs and products include online STEM courses, STEM Saturdays, summer camps, field trips, Fun Weird Science Kit and more.


Founded by R. Gregory Christie, GAS-ART GIFTS is a traveling children’s bookstore, gallery and art studio offering BYOB Painting Sessions, Children’s Paint Parties and Play-Date Bookbinding. Shop art and books online.

Happy Mango

Happy Mango is an eco-friendly baby, pregnancy and kids boutique in Kirkwood with strollers, car seats, clothing, toys and more owned by Phnewfula Frederiksen. Shop brands like eco kids, Nuna, Veer, Plan Toys, Tegu and more.

Images by N’neka

N’neka Scruggs, an Air Force veteran and mechanical engineer, specializes in wedding photography, family portraits, headshots, retouching, custom framing and more. Her work has even been featured on several Atlanta Parent Magazine covers.

Jacobs Digital Concepts

Joshua Jacobs is a photographer specializing in portraiture, weddings, event coverage and more. His work is even been featured on Atlanta Parent.

Just 4 Girls Salon

With three Atlanta locations, this salon offers haircuts, braids and twists and press and curls for healthy, natural hair for all girls. Shop their hair care products online, and check out their blog for tips on hairstyles to try, how to care for your hair and more.

Just Add Honey Tea Company

Shop delicious sips, including black teas, green and white teas, herbal and fruit teas, wellness herbs, honeys and tea accessories. The BeltLine café offer teas, lattes, chai teas, coffees, hot chocolates and more, and you can host an afternoon tea, tea tasting or tea experience.

Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia

An affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia’s teachers, actors, drummers, biblical pundits, educators and librarians share and spread the love of storytelling. Kuumba Tattle Tales for ages 7-15 is part of their Kuumba Youth Storytellers program.

Listening Tree Owners Omar and Kimberly Finley

The Listening Tree

Owners Omar and Kimberly Finley created The Listening Tree, a children’s bookstore committed to Black authorship. The store offers a B-Boys & B-Girls Club membership for a monthly book selection and “Your World News” reports, as well as virtual meetups.

Ms. Lisa’s Cuts for Kids

This Decatur salon caters to kids who have a hard time sitting still for their haircut. Each station has a TV to keep kids distracted, toys available for play and are rewarded with a special treat, and smaller children can get their while sitting in a car or plane.

The Pink Hotel

The Pink Hotel is a 10,000 square foot party facility offering themed kids parties, like The Ultimate Spa Photo Package, The Cupcake Wars Baking Package, The Slime Class or Cake Pop Class and more. Owned by Tiffany Young, adults can also rent the facility for their own party.



Franchise owners Charel and Jamaal Palmer run the first and only Popbar location in the Atlanta area. Cool off with tasty popGelato, popSorbetto and popWiches in chocolate, green tea, hazelnut, pistachio and more.

PopUp Baby

PopUp Baby is a mobile playground for babies and toddlers available for parties, special events, weddings, playdates and more. Owned by Glenis Decuir, the gym includes soft play equipment, ball pit, ride-on toys, trampolines, slides and more for sensory play.

Sublime Doughnuts

Founded by Kamal Grant, treat yourself to a yummy treat from Sublime Doughnuts at their North Druid Hills or Georgia Tech locations. Delicious flavors include Orange Dream Star, White Chocolate Peach Fritter, Deep Dark Chocolate and more, and you can also try ice cream and doughnut “burgers.”

Tenderheadz Children’s Salon

With two locations, Tenderheadz Children’s Salon provides healthy and stylish hair care for children ages 2-17. The salon offers braids, twists, hair breads, full crochet, partial crochet, crochet ponytail, deep conditioner, blow out and more.

Who’s Got Soul Southern Café

This casual neighborhood restaurant was founded by owner and executive chef Keith Kash. Focusing on family and food, this southern café features local ingredients and special seasonings and sauces to spice up your traditional favorites with three different locations.

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