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Guide to Black Boston

Boston is rich with Black culture, heritage and history and it shows in our restaurants, boutiques and bookstores. Check out Black-Owned businesses in Boston. 

City of Boston - Black & Brown-Owned Businesses

The Office of Economic Development mission is to ensure that residents of color can share equally in our City’s economic prosperity.

Embrace Monument Apparel

Classic T-shirts and sweatshirts to celebrate the Embrace Monument on the Boston Common.

Visit Nubian Square

Nubian Square is the primary commercial center of the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Washington Street. It has long been the center of African American culture in Boston.


BlackBoston.com gets inspiration from the work the first Africans that set foot in Boston accomplished.

Boston While Black

A membership network for Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are seeking connection & community.

Boston Black Hospitality Coalition

Aims to preserve the few gathering spaces for the city's many black residents.

GK! Marketplace

Discover and shop locally with multicultural small businesses.

Black Owned Bos.

A platform and resource to highlight and lift Black owned businesses, places, spaces and the people moving the culture forward.

Black Owned Restaurant Guide

Guide includes black owned restaurants & food trucks in several Boston neighborhoods.

Black Economic Council of MA.

Advancing the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations that serve the Black community and Black residents of Massachusetts.

Black Biz Ball

The Black Biz Ball Awards Ceremony 2023 will feature speakers, dinner, dancing and more!

NAACP, Boston Branch

Ensures the political, educational, social, & economic equality and rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


The online directory of primarily Black owned businesses.

Black owned Bos Directory

Directory of Black owned businesses on the Black Owned Bos platform.

Black News Hour

Run by Black journalists at The Boston Globe, BNH delivers reliable community news.

Entrepreneurship Apprenticeship Practicum

The Mission of EAP-Training is to prepare today’s youth and families to make the transition from ideas and dreams to bringing businesses to scale with an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Bay State Banner

The Bay State Banner is an African American owned news weekly that reports on the political, economic, social and cultural issues that are of interest to African American and English speaking Latinos in Boston and throughout New England.

Spark Online Radio

Spark FM Online is a Boston based digital radio platform created to empower and amplify the underserved voices of the community.

Roxbury Memory Trail

Take a self-guided tour of Grove Hall and Nubian Square. Download the mobile app by visiting the Google Play or Apple app store · Download the 'Distrix' app · Make sure location is on · Select Roxbury Memory Trail · Have fun!

Community Spotlight: Roxbury

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen: More Than Just A Neighborhood Gem

Nia Grace: I'm Nia Grace, the proprietor of Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen. GBCVB:...

Frugal Bookstore: Changing Minds One Book at a Time

An Interview with Leonard Egerton & Clarrissa Cropper GBCVB: I'd like to first start by...

Black Market Nubian: Reigniting the Creative Economy

An Interview with Kai Grant and Rob Gibbs GBCVB: We've had a lot of people talk about the...

Roxbury Love Story

Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. King considered Boston his...

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Second Home - Boston, Massachusetts

Header photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts MLK Day is approaching and Boston is a special place to...

Community Spotlight: Dorchester

Black Heritage Trail

Walking tour explores history of Boston's 19th century African American community.

Martin Luther King Day in Boston

Take part in Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorations & celebrations. (Mural by Rob Gibbs)

Activities, Events & Attractions