Business Spotlight: Good Sister Shop

Meet Ennjoili Fleck, the owner of Good Sister Shop in West Seattle. At Good Sister Shop you can find a variety of lifestyle goods as well as clean beauty and wellness products. Ennjoili is dedicated to supporting POC-owned brands and stocking products that support sustainability, community, and a love for the planet. Fun-Fact:...
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Business Spotlight: Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar

Meet Milen Gebreselassie, the owner of Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. Milen’s business is named after the Kaffa region in Ethiopia, which is recognized as the birthplace of coffee. In addition to Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, Milen also offers...
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Ten Black-owned Seattle Businesses Recommended by Marcus Green

Photo: Marcusharrisongreen.com We recently caught up with Marcus Green to talk about 10 of his favorite Black-owned small businesses in Seattle and why he loves to support them. Marcus is the founder and publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, columnist with the Seattle Times, and an author....
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Business Spotlight: Mojito

Meet Luam Wersom, the owner of Mojito in Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood. When Mojito opened in 2000, Luam began working at the Latin American and Cuban restaurant as a dishwasher. Twenty one years later, he has been the sole owner since 2017. Luam was born in Ethiopia to Eritrean parents, and came to the U.S. by way of Greece as a refugee....
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Historical Black-owned Small Businesses

Black-owned small businesses have historically been essential in many ways — they’ve served as cultural hubs, meeting places for activism, family gathering spaces, and have played vital roles during the civil rights movement and beyond.  From 1900 to 1930, Black-owned businesses in the U.S. grew by the thousands. Jim Crow laws forced...
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Business Spotlight: Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen

Meet Tina Fahnbulleh, the owner of catering company and pop-up Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen. Tina founded her catering company when she moved to Seattle in 2016 and saw the city’s lack of West African cuisine. Born in Liberia and raised in Ghana, Tina's love for food and cooking stemmed from spending time with her maternal grandmother...
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Business Spotlight: SpoonFed Training

Meet LaTaunya Witherspoon, owner of SpoonFed Training in Renton, WA. LaTaunya, a former track and field athlete, has always had a passion for supporting others on their journeys towards healthier lifestyles. In 2022, LaTaunya hopes to mentor a young woman on how to run a business to share the knowledge she has gained and the community she has...
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Business Spotlight: Warrior Wellness

Meet Lisa Hernandez, licensed massage therapist and owner of Warrior Wellness in Lower Queen Anne in Seattle. As a single mother, Lisa graduated massage school two weeks before lockdown last March 2020. She said going back to school and only being able to work part time was one of the most difficult things she's done, but she knew she wanted to...
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