Black-Owned Businesses

Black-owned food-related businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area compiled from posts in the Lansing Foodies Facebook group. Last updated in February 2023.

Why support Black-owned businesses

Supporting Black-owned businesses is important for several reasons:

  • Addressing systemic racism: Black-owned businesses have historically faced systemic barriers and discrimination, such as lack of access to funding, discrimination in lending, and limited access to networks of influence. By supporting Black-owned businesses, we can help to address these disparities and create a more equitable business landscape.
  • Community development: Black-owned businesses are often located in under-resourced communities, and supporting these businesses can help to stimulate economic growth and development in these areas.
  • Cultural preservation: Black-owned businesses often reflect and celebrate Black culture, which is an important part of our collective cultural heritage. Supporting these businesses helps to preserve and celebrate this culture.
  • Diversity and innovation: Supporting Black-owned businesses helps to promote diversity and innovation in the business world. Black entrepreneurs bring unique perspectives and ideas that can lead to new products, services, and business models.
  • Economic empowerment: Supporting Black-owned businesses helps to create economic empowerment within the Black community. It allows Black entrepreneurs to build wealth, create jobs, and provide goods and services to their communities.

Supporting Black-owned businesses is important for economic empowerment, addressing systemic racism, preserving culture, promoting diversity and innovation, and fostering community development.