1619  |  New York Times
Code Switch  |  NPR
Intersectionality Matters!  hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Pod For The Cause  from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Pod Save the People  |  Crooked Media
Seeing White  |  Scene On Radio

Resources for Parents to Raise Anti-Racist Children

Check out  these books for children and young adults from the list of Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
Listen to  the Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt'
Listen to  the Fare of the Free Child podcast
Read  PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
Follow The Conscious Kid on Instagram

Black Owned Businesses & Organizations in the Bay Area


Anti Police-Terror Project
A Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.
People's Breakfast Oakland
Local Black org bailing out Oakland protestors
So Oakland
Local Black org distributing funds to Black-owned businesses that have been damaged.
Black Earth Farms
Local org delivering free food to Black people who have been arrested, bailed, injured, or traumatized during Oakland uprisings.
Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee
The Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee (ARC) stands against political repression and is in solidarity with all those who challenge the state, capitalism, and other forms of systemic oppression and domination.
San Francisco National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
Running a hotline to provide pro bono legal support for arrestees in the Bay Area.
Urban Peace Movement
Building youth power in Oakland to increase peace and end mass incarceration.
East Oakland Collective
100% Black-led nonprofit invested in deep East Oakland racial & economic equity.


Voted as "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Oakland Magazine in 2019, alaMar is known not only for our signature Seafood Boils but also dishes like our Braised Angus Oxtail and Fall-Off-The-Bone Chicken Wings. Their ingredients are locally and sustainably sourced.
Kingston 11
Kingston 11 Cuisine is an environmentally friendly, community-oriented, innovative restaurant.
Everette and Jones BBQ
Everett & Jones Barbeque was started by Dorothy Everett with her eight daughters, one son and one son-in-law (Jones) in Oakland, California in 1973.
Souley Vegan
Authentic Louisiana Creole Flavor. 100% Plant-Based.
Miss Ollie's Oakland
Miss Ollie's is a Caribbean restaurant in Old Oakland.
Vegan Mob
All-vegan, plant-based bbq and soul food fusion dishes such as smoked plant-based brisket, ribs, links, BBQ fried shrimp, gumbo, and po boys.
Brown Sugar Kitchen
New style, down-home soul food, community, and a welcoming vibe in sweet West Oakland.
The Cook and Her Farmer
An oyster and wine bar in downtown Oakland featuring local produce/seafood and natural wines.
The Veg Hub
Black-owned Vegan bistro & nonprofit.
Gregory Williams Desserts
Oakland's Underground Bakery. Serving the very best cobblers pies, cookies and treats.
Oeste Bar & Cafe & Rooftop
Oeste is a bar, rooftop bar, (yes, rooftop!) and cafe located in the heart Old Oakland.
Zella’s Soulful Kitchen
Farm fresh food that feeds the soul
Minnie Bell's Soul Movement
Southern comfort food!
Two Chicks in the Mix
Local & Organic. Made from scratch. Baking besties with roots in South L.A.
Lois The Pie Queen
Food That Warms The Soul 🥧 Since 1951
Cupcakin' Bake Shop
Artisan Cupcake Shop

Clothing & Shops

McMullen Boutique
High-end women's boutique carrying a selection of on-trend designer fashions, accessories & shoes.
Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply
Pollinate Farm & Garden is a nursery and urban homestead emporium located in the heart of Oakland.
Queen Hippie Gypsy
Oakland's 1st Black-owned crystal botanica
Marcus Bookstore
Historic independent bookshop, opened in the '60s, specializing in titles by & about Black people.
The Healing Place Apothecary
Botanical formulations for skin & hair rooted in holistic rituals of self-care from Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Beija Flor Naturals
Organic skin + hair care
Vintage Clothing Store
Black and Brown
Vintage Clothing Store
Peter Thriffin Vintage
Online Vintage Clothing Boutique
Buy, Sell, Trade Collectable Footwear


Brown Winery
Napa’s first Black-owned winery. It has established itself as a winery to watch in the Napa zinfandel space.
Mission Bowling Club
Retro bowling alley with 6 lanes, a full bar & attached restaurant serving upscale comfort fare.
Hotspot Yoga Oakland
Established in 2014, Hot Spot Yoga Oakland is a family of Ashtanga-inspired boutique vinyasa yoga studios.
Black To Yoga
Black to Yoga events, classes, and merchandise for black and brown yogis, particularly from the Afrikan Diaspora.


Jessica Kiyomi  Hair Stylist
Chelsey Poole  Hair Stylist & Braider
Fearless Artistry  Makeup Artist & Photographer
Blushed by Yvette  Makeup Artist
F.A.B Day Spa  Nail and Spa Services

Event Planning

Adrienne Free  Wedding Planner


Bay Area Black Market
Bay Area Black Market (BABM) is a directory designed to encourage Consumers within the San Francisco Bay Area to spend larger portions of their incomes with local Black-Owned Businesses.
Afro-Vegan Beauty  Afro-Vegan Beauty Magazine