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9 MAG Tattoo

2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Black owned Tattoo franchise, whose brand includes the incorporation of clothing, art, and the urban Chicago lifestyle.


Community newsletter subscription, talking about any and everything Chicago.

Midwest Gap Media 

Black owned news company talking about black news going on not only in Chicago but in other inner city neighborhoods.

Black Pages

One of largest black owned search engines used to brand, network, and search for black businesses and people across the nation.

The AFrican Life

FB: @theafricanlife

Organization whose goal is to keep the black youth connected with African cultures. Branded off the idea of black society/culture, fashion, and entertainment.

The AC Green Show

Media personality, entrepreneur and community activist. 

 The Black Mall 

533 E 79th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Online based directory and marketplace that connects Black communities to Black businesses. Branded on community, businesses opportunities, black communal development.

Evolving Diva

Organization that guides and mentors African Americans, specifically young women, through life. Educating them on the importance of self care and sisterhood. This company is branded on community and support.

Jessie B Photography

Photography services.

Daft That Punk 

Graphic design and fine arts business whose goal is to create a visual outlet for others.

Bean Soup Times

Lifestyle based newspaper that caters to the black consumer.

LEGACY Awards 

A gala celebrating black entrepreneurs within the Chicago area. Form Leadership, Education, Growth, Advocacy, Community and Youth, there is a wide range of categories recognized and celebrated at this event.

Upscale art gallery located in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood

Shaniqua Jones 

Author, motivational speaker, and activist and active organizer/ philanthropist within the Chicago area on social justice. 

The Violet Book Series

Children’s book series catered to young African American girls growing up trying to understand life. 

Anderson’s First Account by Andrew Pugh 

A children’s book focused on teaching kids about banking. 

ABJ Community Services, Inc

1818 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Non for profit youth and family center that uses the arts as a platform for communal growth/development.

Deja Hue

Art studio and event space.

Contact: 10505 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 609-1869  

2nd City Tattoo Club

Female owned tattoo shop in Chicago. They specialize in a number of styles form color art to black and grey work

IG @2ndcityink

Bronzeville Life

Community magazine centered on lifestyle.