Celebrating Black-owned Businesses
Advanced Sports Training Institute
Anthony Eggleton has been training High School and College level athletes for over 30 years. Olympic athletes, High School and College All-Americans, NFL and Professional Basketball players have all worked under the tutelage of one of the most creative sports performance coaches in the country. Photo by Lance Iversen/The SF Chronicle
Get your hair braided by someone with over 28 years of experience. Owner Mariam Compaore has been doing hair since she was 12 years old. Mariam’s source of inspiration is making sure her client have a happy ending and leave feeling beautiful and happy.
Mulu Reda, owner of Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she began her love and passion for cooking as a young girl. Mulu moved to America with her husband and two daughters in 1996 and took her passion for cooking and opened Barcote in 2014. Photo: D.Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group
Birthland is an Oakland based, women of color owned, midwifery practice. Kiki Jordan began her midwifery career in 2005 after feeling disappointed in the prenatal care she’d been receiving at a nearby hospital during her own pregnancy. Kiki believed that other women of color should receive the same level of attention during childbirth. Along with her partner, Anjali Sardeshmukh, Kiki opened Birthland. Photo by Photo by Sarahbeth Maney / HuffPost;Story by Elizabeth Edokwe
Owned and operated by Aderaw Yeshiwas, Brundo Spices brings spices directly from Ethiopia. All the ingredients are grown on site in Modjo or sourced from local surrounding farms. The high quality products get shipped then processed in Oakland where they’re sold.
Smokin’ Woods BBQ
Established in 2013 by James Woodward, Smokin’ Woods BBQ began as a catering company then pop-up. Due to popular demand, Smokin’ Woods found a permanent home in Temescal. Specializing in classic Bay Area BBQ including chicken, brisket, ribs and more, Smokin’ Woods delivers unforgettable savory taste. Photo: Michael Short / Special to The Chronicle
The Shot Shop
Photographer Hasain Rasheed has over 20 years of experience and has worked for the Oakland Tribune and other local news. The Shot Shop specializes in portraits using the wet plate collodion process from the 1850s. Using natural light, Hasain works carefully to produce images that are handcrafted, one of a kind pieces of art.
Universal Beauty Supply
John Sholes began Universal Style Center as a nine chair barber shop in the MacArthur/Broadway mall in 1972. In 1981 the business moved to 24th and Telegraph, then moved to its current Temescal location in 1994. Universal is still a family owned and operated business ready to take care of your hair care needs. (Photo via Google)
A haven for glamorous go getters who know that beauty is more than skin deep. Vanity Lounge is a Bay Area based salon that specializes in cuts, color, extensions, natural hair care, make-up application and it’s own line of premium virgin hair extensions.