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"Black women represent 42% times of new women-owned businesses—
three times their share of the female population..."
- Forbes.com

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Nubian Chic Designs

Clothing and Accessories

N.C.D. is an exclusive on-line boutique and pop up up shop, this stylish boutique carries the hottest authentic African print clothing with contemporary and traditional styles intertwined based in northern California. Most importantly our fabrics are imported from Nigeria and handmade here in Oakland California. Our mission is not only to help the economy in Nigeria by buying their beautiful textiles and fabrics, but to also inspire unity among all mankind and embrace the essence of beauty by adding these royal Afrocentric pieces to their wardrobe.

"Nubian Chic Designs is my go to for occasions when I really want to make a bold statement about who I am, where I come from, and my love for Nigeria, my home away from home. You can catch me channeling my inner Nubian Queen whenever I rock Tinu's designs."- Kehinde

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Goddess Crowns by Nakia

Artisan-Crafted Accessories

Goddess Crowns provides holistic beauty and personal development services for women seeking to embrace and demonstrate their Goddess energy. Product offerings include braiding & crowning, handmade jewelry, coaching and personal development, and group workshops.

"I definitely feel the power and magic of the goddess within whenever I rock Nakia's earrings, rings, and cowry shell hair adornments. Her hand-crafted accessories are always the perfect addition to my look and vibe. They make great gifts too!"
- Kehinde

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True Essence Multi-Ethnic Salon

Hair Salon & Products

We are a premium salon, offering professional services to all guests. We offer services to a broader range of diversity and hair textures. We offer industry professional products and over 18 years of beauty knowledge.

"Oakland native, Idowu Koyejo has taken such great care of my hair for years and I always look forward to sitting in her chair for my much needed pamper therapy. She provides quality services and products but the best part is that she creates a very calming and private experience that soothes my soul."
- Kehinde

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Teas with Meaning

Organic Loose Leaf Tea Blends & Authentic Tea Experience

Teas With Meaning is committed to providing organic loose leaf tea blends and authentic tea experiences. Developed in the heart of Oakland by educator and tea connoisseur, Kamilah Mitchell, a brain tumor survivor and cancer warrior.

"I love Teas with Meaning because it's grown, harvested, and prepared by owner Kamilah Mitchell, who is not only a cancer survivor but also a magical healer. Definitely a Black-Owned brand that I trust and that I proudly recommend to family and friends. Cheers!"
- Kehinde

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Hella Nuts

Plant-Based Eatery

Hella Nuts offers an alternative to existing vegan establishments in the Bay Area. We are 100% soy-free & have gluten-free options readily available.

"I have been gradually eliminating toxic foods from my diet for optimal health benefits and meeting Mieko Scott, co-owner of Hella Nuts, helped me see the many delicious and nutritional alternatives to meat, poultry, and fish. I loooove using their popular patent pending Ground Walnut Meat in my favorite meals like tacos, haystacks, and spaghetti. Yum-my!"
- Kehinde

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Soul Flower & Star Root Medicine

Herbalist & Farmer

We are a small organic farm located in the San Francisco East Bay Hills of California. We strive to incorporate biodynamic farming methods and permaculture design to be self sustaining. Our passion is living in connection with the land, giving back, sharing with community and practicing holistic medicine.

"If you are thinking about beginning your healing journey, want to learn more about the powerful benefits of herbs, or looking for a trusted Black-Owned holistic wellness brand that you can use to maintain the health of you and your family, I highly recommend checking out Soul Flower Farm. I have experienced great benefits from using Mya's hand-crafted star root medicine."
- Kehinde

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