Green Bay Black-owned businesses welcome community support
GREEN BAY - Dana Bell is one of many Black business owners in the Green Bay area who navigate a unique environment as a minority entrepreneur in this pandemic-era economy.
"The community can better support Black-owned businesses by giving African Americans a chance," Bell said. "We've been doubted so long that society doesn't give us any chances."
Bell's business idea for Candescent Cosmetics came from a very specific dream and goal — a cosmetics brand that encouraged women to embrace the skin they're in.
"I myself have very sensitive skin and the natural products I provide smooths my skin and leaves my skin feeling amazing," Bell said in a message to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I am overly passionate about my business and products because I know what I am capable of and I know that I can help women embrace their skin."
Bell said Green Bay's other Black-owned businesses might just have the product or service others are seeking, too. Businesses range from a cosmetics line for sensitive skin (Candescent Cosmetics) to a clothing line that donates a percentage of its profits so that low-income students can participate in sports (4th N Long).
Here is a developing list of some Black-owned businesses in the Green Bay area you can support.
Please help us add to the list. If there's a business that should be on this list, please email email@example.com for it to be added.
God's Purpose Apparel, 117 North Wisconsin Street, De Pere
Kocky & Konfident, online boutique based in Green Bay owned by Keisha Miller and Sasha Bleu
PLAGRND, 1489 W. Mason St., Green Bay
Struck Clothing, based in Green Bay
4th N Long, online business based in Green Bay (a percentage of profits go to supporting children from low-income families pay for the fees to participate in sports). You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for business queries.
Hair and cosmetics
Bibi's African Hair Palace, 424 S. Military Ave., Green Bay
Boss Beauty 920, online business based in Green Bay
Candescent Cosmetics, online business based in Green Bay
Hancan Barbershop, 340 N. Broadway, Suite 180, Green Bay
Imago Dei Barber Lounge, 211 N. Broadway, Suite 204, Green Bay
Six Shooter Grooming (at Hancan Barbershop), 340 N. Broadway, Suite 180, Green Bay
Starz Barber and Beauty, 755 Mike McCarthy Way, Ashwaubenon
TamikaTCollection LLC, online business based in University Avenue Green Bay
You Glo' Girl Lipgloss & Lashes, online business based in Green Bay
Xotic Kiss Hair, 410 S Military Avenue, Green Bay
Next Level Grind, 2500 S Ashland Avenue, Green Bay
Work Some More Basketball, 1265 Cass Street, Green Bay. Founder Harry Boyce teaches 3rd-12th grade students basketball.
Open Arms Child Care, 1651 Cass St., Green Bay
Compassionate Care Nursing Services, staffing agency based in De Pere
Crewl Art by Gregory Frederic, Green Bay-based artist
Eduin Fraga, Green Bay-based artist
Chef Ace Champion(cooking classes, personal chef, TV Series), S Erie St, De Pere
Lil Jamaica, food truck based at 1332 S. Broadway, Green Bay
Tigz Tastii Treatz, online business based in Green Bay that sells treats and sweets. You can visit their Facebook or the app Memobird to order (for app instructions, you can contact co-owner Tierra (Tig) Tinnon on Facebook.)
Pet care and services
GiantBullyKingdom, Green Bay-based dog kennel
Nonprofits and resource organizations
The following nonprofits benefit from donations and volunteers.
Better Days Mentoring LLC., 416 Crooks St., Green Bay
Community Services Agency Inc. (COMSA), 1600 W. Shawano Ave., Suite 108, Green Bay
My Brother's Keeper (male mentoring program), 1463 Main St., Green Bay
The Privilege Institute (dedicated to educating people and organizations about diversity, privilege, and accountability), 2221 S Webster Avenue, Green Bay
Transformation House (serves men with emergency and transitional housing needs), 430 S. Clay St., Green Bay
We All Rise: African American Resource Center, 529 S. Jefferson St., Green Bay
Some of the above organizations will be represented at the Green Bay Juneteenth Rally in Perkins Area Park on Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact Nusaiba Mizan at (920)-431-8310 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter at @nusaiblah.