How to support black-owned businesses, organizations and artists in Dayton

The George Floyd protests have sparked a reckoning across the world, as well as here in our community.

People have reached out to us and others, asking for ways they can support Dayton’s black community.

Audrey Ingram from Launch Dayton started this list of Dayton's black-owned businesses and artists as a reference point for food, shopping and cultural experiences. We added some of our own too, and included links to local racial justice organizations.

While this list is by no means exhaustive, we will be adding more to this list as we learn about them on the Launch Dayton page hereAnd of course,  please let us know which businesses we've missed.


Shutter Eye Photo/Dayton Wedding Photographers

Food & Drink:

Credit: Anthony Head

Credit: Anthony Head


Credit: Photo: Bethany Ramsey

Credit: Photo: Bethany Ramsey



Christopher & Mae Design Company (marketing/branding/web dev)

Concept N Design (screen printing)

TyYanna Sharp (realtor)



Some additional resources for those looking for black-owned businesses to support:

Black Owned Business Network (local)
 National Black Business Directory (local)
 What's The Biz with TJ (local)
 theList.Black (local)
 We Buy Black
 Shoppe Black

Local Racial Justice Organizations:

ABLE (Advocates  for Basic Legal Equality)

Dayton Unit NAACP

YWCA of Dayton

Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists

The Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists invites the community to join in the Black Male Media Project for 2020.

The goal is showcase a positive narrative of black men in media and society. The conversation will take place virtually on social media platforms.

Launch Dayton is a collaborative effort to connect entrepreneurs to peers, resources, and supporters, and to tell the stories of our region’s thriving startup community. Launch Dayton's partner organizations believe everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to determine their own economic prosperity. 

This community exists to support and inspire Daytonians who are building businesses. Launch Dayton partners collaborate to build an easily accessible environment, run high-caliber programming, and connect a network of champions, mentors, and resource providers.

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