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    Celebrate Black Lives
    Posted on 02/25/2021
    Support local Black owned businesses. Read Black Authored Books. Learn from Black anti-racist educators. Amplify and listen to Black Voice.

    Today and Everyday Celebrate Black Lives

    The business list provided is for north/northwest Seattle. For greater Seattle and additional helpful resources visit the following websites:

    Seattle Good website - support black-owned businesses and communities
    Port of Seattle website - Support Black-Owned Businesses
    Seattle Refined website - Support Black-owned businesses and restaurants

    If you know of a black-owned business that isn't on this list, please email orcaspotlight@gmail.com and we will add it to the list.

    Local Black Owned Businesses - North/Northwest Seattle

    • Ballard Beer Company, 2050 NW Market St
    • Black Coffee Northwest Cafe, 16743 Aurora Ave N
    • Geo's Cuban Bar & Grill, 10515 Greenwood Ave N
    • Heaven Sent Fried Chicken, 14330 Lake City Way NE
    • JuneBaby, 2122 Northeast 65th Street
    • Lucinda Grain Bar at JuneBaby
    • Mojito, 7545 Lake City Way NE
    • Salare, 2404 NE 65th St
    • Local Yokels (Farm Fresh Grocery Delivery)
    • Pam's Kitchen1715 N 45th St
    • My Sweet Lil Cakes Food Truck
    • Vasuda Salon, 12317 15th Ave NE #106
    • Bruja Salon, 511 N 85th St.
    • Garden, Herbal Teas, www.gardenbased.com
    • Yoga by Biola
    • Claudette Evans Yoga
    • Emazing Photography LLC
    • Sukie's Candle Co., sukiescandleco.com
    • The Seattle Medium, seattlemedium.com

    Learn from Black anti-racist educators

    Rachel Cargle
    ACADEMIC, WRITER, LECTURER
    RACHELCARGLE.COM
    IG: @RACHEL.CARGLE

    Ijeoma Oluo
    SEATTLE AUTHOR OF “SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE, ”
    IJEOMAOLUO.COM
    IG: @IJEOMAOLUO

    Blair Imani
    HISTORIAN AND ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS, GLOBAL BLACK COMMUNITIES, AND THE LGBTQ
    COMMUNITY
    BLAIRIMANI .COM
    IG: @BLAIRIMANI

    Taimani Emerald Reed
    CHILDRENS AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR.HELPING PEOPLE LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY & ACTIVISM THROUGH ART.
    EMERALDCREATIVE.ORG
    IG:@TAIMANIEMERALDCREATIVE

    DeRay Mckesson
    ACTIVIST, ORGANIZER, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR
    IG: @IAMDERAY

    The Conscious Kid
    EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND POLICY ORGANIZATION
    THECONSCIOUSKID.ORG
    IG: @THECONSCIOUSKID

    Black Authored Picture Books

    • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
    • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
    • Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
    • Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
    • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
    • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
    • We March by Shane W Evans
    • I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
    • I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown
    • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
    • The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and SK Ali
    • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
    • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
    • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
    • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    • Little Leaders: Bold Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    • The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
    • How High the Moon by Karyn Parsons
    • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
    • What’ Special About Me, Mama? by Kristina Evans
    • Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Nobel Maillard
    • All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
    • Firebird by Misty Copeland
    • Race the Frozen North by Catherine Johnson
    • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    • I Am Every Good Things by Derrick Barnes
    • Tar Beach by Faith Ringold

    Black Authored Chapter Books

    • One Crazy Summer by Rita William-Garcia
    • Nikki and Deja by Karen English
    • Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes
    • The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
    • Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
    • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Miami Jackson Gets It Straight by Patricia C. MsKissack
    • Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon G Flake
    • The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
    • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
    • Kickoff! By Tiki and Ronde Barber