Today marks the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth. Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of African Americans.
And while anti-racism is a lifelong commitment to ongoing work in our homes and circles of influence, one of the most immediate ways we can help is by paying to enjoy the products, services, and other offerings of Black-owned wellness businesses in our own backyard.
Today we’re highlighting 5 Black-owned wellness businesses you can support, right here in the Twin Cities:
1. Trio Plant-Based
Craving a whole-foods approach to comfort foods like mac & cheese, burgers, and your favorite BBQ? Look no further than Trio Plant-Based, Minnesota’s first Black-owned plant-based restaurant. (And yes, they offer takeout!)
2. Roots for the Soul
With customized meals and menus to fit you and your family’s unique needs, Chef Helen’s personalized chef service focuses on healthy, organic, and delicious meals. Looking for help in your own kitchen? Roots for the Soul also features cooking lessons and kitchen/pantry organization classes.
3. Beauty Lounge Minneapolis
Owner Melissa Taylor is passionate about celebrating the inner and outer beauty in everyone. Serving as the “Twin Cities Multicultural Hair Destination”, her salon features a range of services, styling goods, and classes designed to help multiracial families and transracial adoptive and foster parents learn the fundamentals of styling their little ones’ hair.
4. Fit 1st Running
Featuring custom fittings and a wide selection of walking, running, and workout shoes, Fit 1st Running specializes in injury prevention and performance optimization for athletes of all experience levels.
5. Ahavah BirthWorks
Addressing stark racial disparities in women’s health care, founder Clara Sharp provides scholarship support, education, and clinical training to Black doulas to serve women throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey.
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