Celebrating National Black Business Month: Charleston Edition ⭐

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Hey Charleston, Vagney here. 👋 August is National Black Business Month, and we are shining a light on Black-owned businesses right here in the Lowcountry. It is reported that Black-owned businesses have been almost twice as likely to close up shop during the current pandemic, due to weaker financial conditions in cities that have been hit hard by COVID-19. Thankfully, some Black-owned businesses in South Carolina are seeing a surge in support. ⭐

Pandemic or not, there are many ways to support + celebrate diverse Black-owned businesses in the community every month. Major props to Charleston City Paper for curating this awesome list of Black-owned businesses here in Chucktown. 

Explore these businesses that offer everything from hand-blown colored glass, natural soaps, jewelry, clothing, artwork, and even tours of the city’s African-American history + more. 🛍️

Check out the 15 businesses we have listed, and here’s the complete list of resources that can help you shop local + support Black-owned businesses. ♥️ 

 Note: Due to COVID-19, some businesses may currently be closed or offering limited services.

Shops + Makers


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Health + Beauty


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Creatives + Business Services


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Of course, food is in a category of its own. For all of our foodie friends, K.J. Kearney, Charleston City Paper columnist, created a map of 80 Black-owned restaurants in the Charleston area, too. Map out your food here. 🍽️