Trese Approved Black-Owned Brands and Businesses to Support

Updated: Oct 23

I have been a long-time supporter of "All Black Everything," With all the lists and promotions circulating, I wanted to comprise my "Trese Approved" list of black-owned businesses and brands that I love.

Please know that this list is not ALL inclusive. There are many other great black-owned and led businesses and brands out there; I'm just highlighting ones that I support regularly.

I'm including their Instagram handles as IG is currently my favorite social platform (hoping that a black-owned platform is created soon… I digress) These are in no particular order.

Community Outreach – For me, it's important to donate to organizations that have a proven record of doing what's right for the people. Here are a few I have and will continue to contribute to.

@untilfreedom – Led by Tamika Mallory, they are a group of organizers, lawyers, artists, and journalists committed to bringing awareness to the injustices in the world.

@colorofchange – Committed to black issues, for the people by the people (scroll through their "Our Team" page)

@changedotorg – For me, they cover a myriad of problems that plague our country. It means something to me to cover many of the issues I have with current policies (i.e., my recent post about the FDA's recommendations that could impact children with allergies)

@equitablegivingcircle – Committed to feeding BIPOC families with food from BIPOC farmers. Understand that you are supporting them in two ways when you donate to them. You are ensuring black people are both eating and can sustain their businesses. Bomb!

@fatedetroit – Born and partially raised in the outskirts of Detroit, D-Town will always have a special place in my heart. Run by giving Merit – this is a program for Detroit youth for mentorship and enrichment.

@releafassist - My small community outreach program to assist with bail, natural disaster aid, and anything else we see a need in the community.

Bloggers – I want the blogs that I read to cover a myriad of topics and be open and transparent with their truth. Here are some dope bloggers to follow

@mommyonthemove – Tierra gives us #blackfamily vibes all day mixed with the best memes you'll see. She is unapologetic in her truth of what life looks like as a Christian mompreneur, boy mom, and coach's wife. The beauty of her page is that she is honest in her feelings, never backing down from her beliefs.

@damonyoungvsb – A published author and journalist for The Root, Damon is literally the black man in my head saying everything I think daily.

@thefunnymomma – Katryce never disappoints with a laugh or 10 in her stories. She gives us everything, including recipes, mom hacks, and tons of friendship and family vibes.

@xonecole – This is a collective of black women truly meant for uplifting our souls. With their truths across the board, they give me nuggets to charge and challenge me.

@brooklyn.cocoa.mommy - Letitia is so New York, and I LOVE it! She is a huge activist in the fight and awareness of HG, which I am a two-time survivor of. She gives us knowledge as a degreed librarian (yes, that's a thing; put some respect on it) as well as a bomb wife and mom to 2 beautiful girls