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Juneteenth, our true Independence Day, is here, let us rejoice and support Black businesses.

Pattern Beauty

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The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery is officially here, so it’s time for BOSSIP’s annual Best In Black-Owned gift guide.

Juneteenth, observed annually on June 19th and declared a federal holiday by President Biden in 2021, is a time when we celebrate the slaves of Galveston, Texas finally learning of their freedom years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

It’s also a time when we can commemorate being Black by fellowshipping, sending someone a gift, and working on ways to create generational wealth in the Black community.



The first Juneteenth in 1866 was celebrated with food and singing, and allegedly slaves “threw their rags into the river” and dressed as freedmen after learning that they were free.

While you might not be getting dressed up for Juneteenth 2023, you might be looking to celebrate Juneteenth in style by putting the power of the Black dollar to work. If that’s the case, this is the gift guide for you.

BOSSIP’s “Best In Black Owned” includes makeup, skincare, clothes, alcohol, home goods, accessories, and more.


Just like in 2020, 2021, and 20222, the list is not comprehensive and is consistently being updated; let us know in the comments other black-owned brands to support!


Nikki Greene—Created by Dominique Side, Nikki Green is a high-end women’s collection that is 100% vegan and aims to work towards higher levels of sustainability. The fully vegan line features ready-to-wear, gowns, tops, pants, denim, and accessories, bringing luxury earth-friendly materials, custom hardware, and figure-enhancing cuts to a new generation of chic, environmentally conscious shoppers.

Nikki Green

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The Natural Swim

Curvy Fox–Swimsuits & Lingerie 

The Mie-— A lifestyle brand focused on resort wear that provides design and fashion made to be nature-friendly. All of their clothes are locally made by seamstresses and artisans in Lagos.



Fruition Hat Co.

Ashli James Collection –Head Wraps & Face Masks

Support Black Colleges

Shapes Design Company-–HBCU, Black Movie & TV Show Inspired Buttons and tees.

The Lavish Brand—Lingerie 

Love Vera—Lingerie


Melange Mode

Fe Noel


NudeBarre—Intimates, bodywear, and hosiery made in 12 shades of nude to match all skin tones often worn by celebs like Lizzo and Doja Cat.

Brandon Blackwood


Hogoè Kpessou- —unique handbags designed by Hogoè Kpessou.

Food, Alcohol & Other

Mama’s Biscuits— A black-owned, women-led brand offering America’s first gourmet biscuits.

Owned by “biscuit darling” Lesley Riley, the brand has garnered partnerships with various big box stores such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, and more. Lesley also gives back to the community by partnering with local agencies for her Feeding Faith Initiative to mentor entrepreneurs in the brand new Mama’s Biscuits Culinary Incubator that lives on the campus of Hagerstown Community College in Maryland.

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Brown Estate Wines

Equiano Rum—the world’s first premium-aged African and Caribbean rum company is award-winning and has a goal of respecting rums’ past, crafting its future, challenging boundaries, while celebrating freedom as they go.

Equiano Rum

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In honor of its namesake, 18th century writer, abolitionist, and entrepreneur, Olaudah Equiano, 5% of total company profits $2 of every bottle sold through equianorum.com goes towards Equiano Rum Co.’s charitable grant dedicated to helping raise awareness of global injustices.

La Fête Rosé

McBride Sisters—Black Girl Magic Wine

Uncle Nearest

Ezra Coffee—Speciality coffee line that combines coffee history and culture.


Canna Haute—Black-owned CBD oil

B. Condoms—The only Black-owned condom brand

PO’ UP! Card Game—created by a Black woman, PO’ UP! Card Game is a party game that celebrates the legacy, culture, and traditions of Black college students and graduates. It’s all about reliving those memorable college days and toasting to Black Excellence. Whether you attended an HBCU like Howard or a PWI like Harvard, this game brings the spirit of homecoming to any gathering, a release notes.


Pattern Beauty—Tracee Ellis Ross’ brand has been in business and buzzing since 2018. She offers a variety of products including conditioners that vary from lightweight to heavy, scalp serum and a treatment mask.

Pattern Beauty

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The brand’s best selling Palo Santo Leave-In Conditioner is now available exclusively at Sephora.

EDEN Bodyworks


Jasmine Lawrence founded her popular brand after suffering from terrible chemical burns as a result of a relaxer. EDEN Bodyworks offers products that target breakage, dryness, itchy scalp and other issues.


Camille Rose Naturals

Nancy’s Kitchen Products

Karen’s Body Beautiful

Oyin Handmade


PLANTMADE!—Ama Amo-Agyei created PLANTMADE! after struggling with hair loss caused by alopecia. She blended her science background with ancient Ayurvedic and African ingredients inspired by her Ghanaian heritage and offers products like “Inches Hair & Beard Oi” to help regrowth and repair damaged strands and “Soil Souffle” hand-whipped butter and herbs in this rich mask add volume and density.

Alikay Naturals

Jane Carter Solutions

Design Essentials “Brush with the Best”

Pattern Beauty

This natural hair, and eco-friendly beauty brand has been around for years and people still flock to it for good reason.

Founded by Mahisha Dellinger, a former Marketing Manager at a Fortune 500 Company, she created a new brand that resonates with women like her and offers curl nourishing products. CURLS’ collections like Blueberry Bliss and Poppin’ Pineapple are used on the likes of Doja Cat and Cardi B.

For Juneteenth, CURLS’ starter kit is on sale for $63.

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