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Black-owned businesses to support for Black History Month

Kara Lee

San Antonio is a city widely perceived as a Latin city. While its name has Latin roots, many different cultures, such as Black and African cultures, flourish in San Antonio. Between visits to art exhibits, shows, restaurants and stores, there are countless activities for people to celebrate different cultures. Here are some places where you can celebrate and support Black History Month by supporting these Black-owned businesses.


Organically Bath and Beauty

  • Vegan skincare
  • Products can be found at Target or through their website by the same name
  • Free shipping for orders over $100

Orange Noir

  • Clothing brand
  • Products can be purchased through website of the same name


  • Upcycled furniture
  • Artist Darryl Dunn can be reached through his Instagram DM’s @dunnswood

Industrious Interiors 

  • Curated interior design
  • Owner Cerissa Tate is an award-winning interior designer who designs homes based on client wants and needs

Arts and culture

Inflatable movies and more

  • Inflatable screen set-up service
  • Screens can be set up both inside and outside
  • Contact email is [email protected]

San Antonio African American Book Festival

  • Fifth annual book festival
  • Feb. 25 at the Second Baptist Community Center
  • The festival features over 60 Black authors

San Antonio African American community archive & museum

  • Showing “A Raisin in the Sun” at the public theater of San Antonio
  • Located at 800 W. Ashby
  • Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday

McNay Art Exhibit

  • Prints by contemporary Black artists
  • The exhibit will be on display until March 17
  • The Butt Paperworks Gallery


Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine

  • Full-service authentic Jamaican bar/lounge/restaurant
  • Located at North Hills Shopping Center

Mark’s Outing

  • Made-to-order burger restaurant 
  • Located on E Commerce St

African Village Ethiopian Restaurant

  • Serves authentic Ethiopian food and beverages such as traditional Ethiopian coffee
  • Open every day except Tuesday

Jerk Shack

  • Jerk chicken made daily
  • Small shack located at 10234 TX-151 Suite 103

Aside from the exhibits, the online shops and restaurants are open year-round, meaning there are endless opportunities to support Black-owned businesses outside of February.

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Haley Aguayo
Haley Aguayo, Assistant Sports Editor
Haley (she/her) is a senior at UTSA who is majoring in digital communications and minoring in marketing and will be graduating in December 2024. She joined The Paisano in the spring of 2023 and primarily writes for the sports section. Haley has since become the assistant sports editor at The Paisano. After she graduates, she hopes to work in sports journalism or do in-house marketing for a professional sports team.
Kara Lee
Kara Lee, Graphic Editor
Kara is a communication major on track to graduate in 2025. After graduating they hope to work for non-profits that specialize in environmental concerns so they can give back to the planet that provides so much for us. When Kara is not in school or working they can be found either drawing or hiking.

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