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BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT

 

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400 Degrees
Relocated to North Nashville from SoBro, owner and Nashville native Aqui Hines’ 400 Degrees ...
8th and Roast - Melrose
Locally owned and operated 8th and Roast coffee shop has been a much-appreciated neighborhood spot ...
8th and Roast - Sylvan Park
Locally owned and operated 8th and Roast coffee shop has been a much-appreciated neighborhood spot ...
African American Cultural Alliance
The African Cultural Alliance is a cultural awareness organization based in the heart of Nashville, ...
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Nashville chapter, promotes scholarly ...
American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee
ACLU-TN is the only statewide organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the constitutional ...
Amy's Ethiopian Restaurant
Family owned and operated Amy’s Ethiopian Restaurant offers well-prepared, authentic Ethiopian ...
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
Real-deal Ethiopian fare can be discovered at South Nashville’s homey, no-frills Awash Ethiopian ...
Backfield in Motion
Backfield in Motion is a non-profit organization that combines academics and athletics to help ...
Bailey and Cato
East Nashville mourned the closing of soul food meat and three favorite Bailey and Cato in 2016, ...
Barr's Music City Soul Food
Bishop Frederick and Erica Barr’s takeout-only spot Barr’s Music City Soul Food features ...
Beehive Bistro
Opened in May 2020, Murfreesboro’s Beehive Bistro specializes in wings, soul food and comfort ...
Big Al's Deli
Alphonso Anderson’s Salemtown neighborhood favorite Big Al’s Deli serves satisfying breakfasts, ...
Big Bobby's BBQ
Food truck-turned brick and mortar site, Murfreesboro’s locally owned and operated Big Bobby’s ...
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and ...
Black Vision Collective
BLVC is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, ...
Blu Jays Catering Company
Smyrna-based Blu Jays Catering Company specializes in baked goods and crowd-pleasing comfort food ...
Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish - East Nashville
Bolstered by a visit from chef and author Anthony Bourdain and his “Parts Unknown” TV show in ...
Breaking Bread
Locally owned restaurant and caterer Smyrna’s Breaking Bread offers homestyle meat-and-three fare ...
Brother Z's Wang Shack
Expect masterfully prepared chicken wings, burgers, fried fish sandwiches, and thick-cut bologna ...
Bubba Gandy's Seafood & Cajun Market
Murfreesboro’s Bubba Gandy’s Seafood & Cajun Market specializes in fresh, wild-caught Gulf ...
Cal's Country Kitchen
Open since 1997, family owned and operated Cal’s Country Kitchen remains a Madison staple for ...
Catering Concepts by Timothy
Since 2001, Tim and Jewell Winn have been providing a variety of catering services to clients in ...
Chef Batts Catering
Chef Batts Catering is a full-service catering company and personal chef service from Keith Bates, ...
Chicken Shack Express
Family owned and operated Chicken Shack Express food truck in Murfreesboro has been offering hot ...
Choral Arts Link, Inc.
Mission Statement: To preserve and nurture singing and choral performance for children and youth ...
City Farm Co.
Family owned and operated City Farm Co. started as a pop-up at Nashville Farmers’ Market and has ...
Color Of Change
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national ...
Coneheads
Former Vanderbilt and NFL football player Marcus Buggs opened East Nashville’s Coneheads in ...
Couture Cakes and Sweets
Nashville’s Couture Cakes and Sweets specializes in customized cakes and confections for ...
Cupcake Collection, The
New Orleans native Mignon Francois’ charming The Cupcake Collection local bakery has lasted long ...
Dandgure's Cafe
Known by the more in-the-know downtown business crowd as Dan’s Cafe or just plain Dan’s since its ...
Deez Greek Cafe
Smyrna’s locally owned and operated Deez Greek Cafe specializes gyros, falafel, and other ...
Doll's Family Cafe
Doll’s Family Cafe, an unassuming homestyle spot in East Nashville, offer hard-to-find soul food ...
Ed's Fish House
You won’t find a better spicy hot fried fish sandwich on white bread in Nashville than at Ed’s ...
EV Originals
Locally owned and made in Middle Tennessee, EV Originals specializes in chef-inspired, small-batch ...
Fame-Us Caribbean Soul Food Cafe
Located near the Tennessee State University campus in North Nashville, Fame-Us Caribbean Soul Food ...
Fat Boy's BBQ
Locals know the place to go for barbecue in Antioch is family owned and operated Fat Boy’s BBQ, ...
Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN, who ...
Fisk University
Founded in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Fisk University is a historically black ...
Free Hearts
Free Hearts is an organization led by formerly incarcerated women that provides support, education, ...
Germantown Pub
Ultra-casual neighborhood spot Germantown Pub fills the sports bar-and-grill niche in ...
Ghot Wingz
Open since 2005 in East Nashville, the husband-and-wife team of James and Sharonda Stone offer some ...
Gideon's Army
The mission of Gideon’s Army is to act collectively, boldly and strategically as a unified force ...
Global Education Center
The Global Education Center is a nonprofit arts education center for students, teachers and the ...
Gojo Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant
Longtime Woodbine neighborhood spot Gojo Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant — gojo is the name given ...
Gordon's - Melrose (CLOSED)
THIS LOCATION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED Open since October 2016 in Melrose, locally owned and operated ...
Gordon's Chicken - Smyrna
Open since February 2020 in Smyrna, locally owned and operated Gordon’s Chicken specializes in ...
Granddaddy's Famous Hot Chicken
Granddaddy’s Famous Hot Chicken may not be famous much beyond the friendly confines of Joelton in ...
H&T's Home Cooking
A South Nashville favorite since 2005, H&T’s Home Cooking serves Southern comfort food. ...
Helen's Hot Chicken - Clarksville
Nashville-based fast food collection Helen’s Hot Chicken features various degrees of hot chicken ...
Helen's Hot Chicken - Lebanon Pike
Nashville-based fast food collection Helen’s Hot Chicken features various degrees of hot chicken ...
Helen's Hot Chicken - Madison
Nashville-based fast food collection Helen’s Hot Chicken features various degrees of hot chicken ...
Helen's Hot Chicken - Murfreesboro
Nashville-based fast food collection Helen’s Hot Chicken features various degrees of hot chicken ...
Helen's Hot Chicken - North Nashville
Nashville-based fast food collection Helen’s Hot Chicken features various degrees of hot chicken ...
Honey Hole Soul Food
La Vergne’s Honey Hole Soul Food started with a food trailer and opened its own brick-and-mortar ...
Hook's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood lovers should find what they’re craving at Hook’s Seafood Kitchen in Bellevue, which ...
Hurt's Hot Chicken
Hurt’s Hot Chicken food truck is a go-to spot for hot chicken in the Hermitage area. Check ...
It'z a Philly Thing
Popular food truck It’z a Philly Thing has been on a roll since 2018, specializing in Philly ...
Jamaicaway - Farmers Market
For the next-best thing to dining in the Caribbean, head to Jamaicaway in the Nashville Farmers ...
Jamaicaway - Midtown
For the next-best thing to dining in the Caribbean, head to Jamaicaway in the Nashville Farmers ...
Jeff's Family Restaurant
Jeff and Jimi Sowell’s Jeff’s Family Restaurant remains a Murfreesboro favorite for ...
Jefferson Street Art Crawl
The Jefferson Street Art Crawl is a monthly event that will engage the North Nashville community ...
Jefferson Street Sound Museum
Jefferson Street Sound Museum (JSSM) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 established to preserve the music & ...
Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership
In 1993, a group of concerned citizens, homeowners, business owners, residents and developers met ...
Juice Bar - Carothers
At Juice Bar, “have fun, be amazing” isn’t just a tagline; it’s a goal they live out every ...
Kernels Gourmet Popcorn
Family owned Kernels Gourmet Popcorn shop in East Nashville features delicious sweet and savory ...
Kinfolks BBQ
Opened in 2013, Kinfolks BBQ in Smyrna specializes in smoked grilled wings, pork ribs, beef ...
Kingdom Cafe and Grill
Opened in 2016 in the former Harper’s location, Jefferson Street’s family owned and operated ...
Kleer-Vu Lunchroom
Family owned and operated Murfreesboro institution Kleer-Vu Lunchroom has been serving ...
Kool Runnings Jamaican Cuisine
Some of the most authentic Caribbean fare in the area can be found at Kool Runnings Jamaican ...
Lafayette Soup Company
A staple of the seasonal Richland Park Farmers’ Market in West Nashville on Saturday mornings, ...
Legin's House of Seafood
Legin’s House of Seafood in Goodlettsville prides itself on fresh seafood, with specialties such ...
Liz's Kitchen
Opened in 2010, family owned and operated Liz’s Kitchen has become a go-to spot in suburban ...
M&V Famous Soul Food
Smyrna’s M&V Famous Soul Food offers homestyle Southern dinner mains such as fried catfish and ...
Mac's Corned Beef
Located adjacent to Surreal Spice Creations on Murfreesboro Pike and The Bean Bag Coffee & Tea Shop ...
Mack's Hot Chicken
Popular food truck Mack’s Hot Chicken opened a brick-and-mortar location in Smyrna in 2019. ...
Meharry Medical College
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation’s oldest and largest ...
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant
When you ask an Ethiopian cabbie in Nashville where they go for the cuisine of their native ...
Mike's Place
Mike’s Place, a soul food and barbecue spot, opened in May 2020 in Springfield. Barbecued pork ...
Moore's Famous Fried Chicken
Named Nashville’s best hot chicken by The Tennessean, one-man-show Moore’s Famous Fried Chicken ...
Morning Brew
Murfreesboro’s Morning Brew coffee shop offers quality coffee drinks, smoothies, biscuit ...
Nashville Chicken & Waffles
Nashville Chicken & Waffles, a locally owned and operated food truck and catering service based in ...
Nashville Community Bail Fund
The Nashville Community Bail Fund provides financial support to individuals who cannot afford to ...
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry has provided quality healthcare to the Nashville community ...
National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM)
As the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music, The National Museum of ...
Ooh Wee Bar-B-Q
After years in and out of prisons and drug addiction, Freddie Waller turned his life around and ...
Poe Boy Luncheon
Located in a nondescript retail strip along Dickerson Pike in East Nashville, neighborhood treasure ...
Potato Mountain 615
Self-taught Chef Ralph has attracted a growing following for his fully loaded baked potatoes from ...
Prince's Hot Chicken South
Once merely a Nashville treasure and now a national phenomenon, hot chicken reigns supreme at ...
Radical Rabbit
From its base in Nashville Farmers’ Market, chef-owner Mariah Ragland’s vegan soul food purveyor ...
Rated V
Chef Danea Roberts founded Rated V as a health-conscious vegan meal prep and catering service for ...
Reclaim The Block
Reclaim the Block is a community coalition representing activists, organizers, faith and community ...
Rehoboth Ethiopian Cafe
Expect authentic Ethiopian fare at Rehoboth Ethiopian Cafe on Murfreesboro Pike, with menu ...
Rib Doctor BBQ
Popular food truck and caterer Rib Doctor BBQ specialties in pork and turkey ribs, and pulled pork ...
Riddim N Spice
After five years as a popular food truck, Caribbean spot Riddim N Spice opened a permanent location ...
Rocky's Wing Shack
Popular North Nashville spot Rocky’s Wing Shack offers outstanding chicken wings, as well as fish ...
Roscoe's Smoked Bar-B-Que
U.S. Navy Veteran and pitmaster-chef Roscoe Wilson’s popular food truck Roscoe’s Smoked ...
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc.
Salama is committed to improving each child’s life trajectory through Christ-centered academic ...
Sankofa African Drum and Dance Company
Sankofa African Drum and Dance Company is a Tennessee based performing arts company whose mission ...
Seafood Sensation - Antioch
Antioch’s fast-casual Seafood Sensation specializes in attractively priced platters of steamed ...
Seafood Sensation - Jefferson St
Jefferson Street’s fast-casual Seafood Sensation specializes in attractively priced platters of ...
Seafood Sensation - Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro’s fast-casual Seafood Sensation specializes in attractively priced platters of ...
Shugga Hi Bakery and Cafe
Sisters Kathy Leslie and Sandra Austin opened Shugga Hi Bakery and Cafe on Dickerson Pike in East ...
Silver Sands Cafe
Family owned and operated for more than 70 years, North Nashville’s Silver Sands Cafe — located ...
Sinema (NCVC Member)
Located since 2014 in the gorgeously restored historic circa 1942 Melrose theater space, Sinema ...
Slim and Husky's Pizza Beeria - Antioch
Longtime friends and fellow Tennessee State University grads Clinton Gray, E.J. Reed and Derrick ...
Slim and Husky's Pizza Beeria - North Nashville
Longtime friends and fellow Tennessee State University grads Clinton Gray, E.J. Reed and Derrick ...
Slim's Smoque Signals BBQ
East Nashville-based Slim’s Smoque Signals BBQ has opened a brick-and-mortar location while also ...
Slow Burn Hot Chicken - East Nashville
Open since 2016 in a suburban Madison strip mall and now with an East Nashville location, Slow Burn ...
Slow Burn Hot Chicken - Madison
Open since 2016 in a suburban Madison strip mall and now with an East Nashville location, Slow Burn ...
Smokin Buttz
Popular Murfreesboro-based Smokin Buttz food truck and takeout shop specializes in slow-smoked ...
Soul of America Tours
African-American themed Nashville sightseeing tour. The Soul of Music City Tour is our SOULfully ...
Soul South Entertainment
  Soul South Entertainment is an Independent Booking Agency based in Nashville TN: Current roster: ...
Southern V, The
Relocated in spring 2018 to bigger digs on Buchanan Street in North Nashville, locally owned and ...
Southern Word
Vision, Mission, & Overview Through words, all youth claim the power and hope to determine their ...
STAND UP Nashville
Stand Up Nashville is a coalition of community organizations and labor unions that represent the ...
STF Events & Catering
Founded in 2005 by owner-operator Chef Eleni Vavouris, Murfreesboro-based STF Events & Catering is ...
StrikeOut Wings
Locally owned and operated food truck StrikeOutz Wingz serves a mighty fine rendition of chicken ...
Surreal Spice Creations
Family owned and operated Surreal Spice Creations in Antioch offers customized wraps, salads, and ...
Swett's (Nashville Originals Member)
North Nashville meat-and-three and soul food mainstay Swett’s has been owned and operated by ...
Tacos With a Twist
Fast-casual Tex-Mex spot Tacos With a Twist opened in August 2019 in the steadily growing Melrose ...
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University, located in Nashville, is a major, comprehensive urban land-grant ...
Tequila's Upscale
Murfreesboro-based Chef Tequila “Chelle” Yancy’s Tequila’s Upscale works closely with local ...
The Bean Bag Coffee & Tea Shop
Located next to Surreal Spice Creations and Mac’s Corned Beef on Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch, ...
The Cake Project
East Nashville dessert shop The Cake Project promises more than 40 different flavors of cheesecake, ...
The Dive Motel
Dive Bar, Motel and Swim Club in Nashville, TN. Diving is not just for Motel guests, the Bar, Pool ...
The Equity Alliance
The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to ...
The F.I.N.D. Design
The F.I.N.D. Design’s foundation is to provide gender-based programming that empowers, elevates, ...
The Fish House & More
Murfreesboro’s locally owned and operated The Fish House & More specializes in fried whiting, ...
The Local Distro
The Local Distro, a combo market-restaurant-caterer in the trendy Salemtown neighborhood of North ...
The Peach Cobbler Factory
Popular locally owned and operated food truck The Peach Cobbler Factory bases itself on food-rich ...
The Tasty Wheel
Soul food catering food truck The Tasty Wheel offers chef-driven, health-conscious, Southern-style ...
The Urban League of Middle Tennessee
The Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) has served the greater Nashville community for 42 ...
United Street Tours
United Street Tours offers a unique angle to Nashville tours by introducing you to the people, ...
Urban Cowboy Public House Bar and Kitchen
Located in the back of Urban Cowboy bed and breakfast in East Nashville, Urban Cowboy Public House ...
Vegelicious Cafe
Homestyle vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free fare share the spotlight at Vegelicious Cafe, opened in ...
Veggie Village and Caribbean Cuisine
Locally owned and operated Veggie Village and Caribbean Cuisine in Germantown features a range ...
Wildman Smoothies
Locally owned and operated delivery service Wildman Smoothies specializes in health-conscious ...
WKND Hang Suite
WKND Hang Suite — pronounced weekend — a Midtown bar, restaurant and lounge, offers an ...
Women of Color Collaborative
The impact of generational and societal trauma on the Black Woman is evident everywhere from our ...
Youth Activism Project
Today, the world has the largest youth generation ever seen in history. Young people face the brunt ...
YWCA Nashville and Middle Tennessee
For 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, children and families in ...
Zilla's Pit BBQ
Brownsville, Tennessee born and Nashville raised, Terrance “Big Perm” Nicholson was born to be ...