Black-Owned Businesses We Love

February 22, 2023
By iQ Staff
A smiling woman presenting three bottles of "Black Girl Magic" wine, with a glass of red wine in hand.

February is Black History Month, an annual observance in the United States that honors the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout the nation’s history. To encourage support for the Black community, our team gathered some of our favorite Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. Please join us in supporting them!


BoxJelly team photo



Why we love this business

BoxJelly is Hawaiiʻs premier coworking, event, private office space and community space designed to inspire innovation and foster community and productivity. Set in urban Kakaako, BoxJelly is a community of creative minds and supportive people. In a time when connection feels more important than ever, BoxJelly creates space for friendships to grow and ideas to progress. The space includes panoramic views of Ala Moana Beach Park and its very own TRY Coffee bar.
Photo via BoxJelly's Instagram


Two Black women holding wine glasses

McBride Sisters Wine Company


Why we love this brand

As crisis communications professionals, we always have good wine on hand. McBride Sisters started in 2005 and has grown into the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States. Its mission is to transform the industry, lead by example and cultivate community, one delicious glass of wine at a time. McBride Sisters is dedicated to being sustainable, inclusive, accessible and socially aware. Its Black Girl Magic collection is an ode to the founders’ culture and story, inspired by the magic and resilience of all Black women.
Header image and photo via McBride Sisters' Instagram


Micah Edwards


Why we love this artist

Micah Edwards is an up-and-coming recording artist and pioneer of the ‘Texas Soul’ genre – a blend of neo-soul, jazz and a repertoire of live instruments. Edwards’ debut album, Jean Leon, released in 2022 and “is a nod to the artists before him, as a young virtuoso who understands not just the heart, but the musical precision of retro-soul and country music.” We’re excited to see this rising star add to his musical catalog.
Video via Micah Edwards' YouTube


Black woman tasting a food sample.

Tabitha Brown


Why we love this brand

Tabitha Brown is an entrepreneur and influencer famous for her positivity, colorful style, and joyful embrace of veganism. We love the bursts of inspiration that she shares with her followers, as well as her product lines. Her ongoing partnership with Target has yielded three successful collaborations. Firstly, a size-inclusive apparel line with summer styles and accessories in trendy tropical prints. Later campaigns featured a housewares collection as well as vegan prepared food items such as soups, sauces and snacks. Tabitha is also a successful actor and author. We can’t wait to see what’s next for her.
Photo via Tabitha Brown's Instagram


Terra-Tory body care products



Why we love this business

Terra-Tory is a hypoallergenic body-care brand that improves skin health, especially for people with sensitive skin. The products, including soap, moisturizer, and exfoliants, are plant-based and made with the highest quality ingredients. They pride themselves on their “100% natural, 0% bullsh*t” ethos. A sustainable business, Terra-Tory embraces transparency in process and a firm commitment to zero waste, derivatives, preservatives and synthetics. We’re excited to see Terra-Tory continue to inspire change in the beauty industry.
Photo via Terra-Tory's Instagram