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These local resources connect Bostonians with black-owned businesses

Use these websites and tools to give your support.

Written by
Eric Grossman

Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to make a difference with their words and wallets. All across the nation, communities are putting together resources to support Black-owned businesses. Here in Boston, there are several lists and spreadsheets of Black-owned businesses, restaurants and organizations that you can support right now. Shop, dine and help spread the word about these businesses and communities.

Boston Black Hospitality Coalition: Help preserve Boston's Black history by donating to the Coalition, which aims to preserve the gathering spaces for the city's Black residents.

Crowdsourced spreadsheet: This spreadsheet includes Black-owned, Boston-area restaurants and businesses plus info on opening times, takeout and delivery. The City of Boston encourages Bostonians to support Black- and Brown-owned businesses and has compiled an extensive list of restaurants, contractors, architecture firms, skincare producers, and more.

Black Boston: This website has maintained a list of Black-owned businesses for years, plus news and other resources.

EatOkra: This mobile app lets you find Black-owned businesses in Boston and elsewhere, with links to ratings, delivery services, and other info.

Stay tuned to Time Out Boston to learn more about Boston's Black-owned businesses, plus more news about Boston.

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