Local Businesses to Support Throughout Black History Month – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Brandis Foodie Diary’s food blogger Brandi Barnett highlights a variety of black-owned businesses in North Texas for you to support throughout Black History Month.

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que – shoebox lunch

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking from Dallas publishes Shoebox Lunch in honor of Black History Month. Not only will this year’s Black Entrepreneur Edition feature items from Dallas-based black companies and farmers, Smokey John’s is also bringing out two different boxes for those interested to try the products nationwide.

The Dock Bookshop

The Dock Bookshop is the largest full-service bookstore in Texas, which opened in 2008. Our mission is to inspire, inform and entertain our customers through books and book-related events in a relaxed and spacious setting.

The Eans team – I LUV YOU (BLK)

We think of black people as coast-to-coast billboards sharing love with other people who share similar struggles. The phrase I LUV YOU (BLK) is a positive affirmation for yourself that puts self-love first. We counter self-hatred in our community by publicly reclaiming and proclaiming love. We pass this declaration of love on to future generations.

Dallas Public Library – Dallas Black Vegan Chefs

Believe it or not, the Dallas area has a phenomenal vegan scene. There are incredible chefs all over the city who prepare delicious plant-based dishes. Many of these fantastic restaurants are run by black chefs and owners, and we’ve invited a few to help us cook! Three amazing black chefs from Dallas’s growing vegan scene are featured at the Dallas Public Library:

  • February 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Chef Cynthia Nevels at Soulgood
  • February 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Chef Tisha Crear at Recipe Oak Cliff
  • February 27th – 11am – 12pm – Chef Brandon Waller from Bam’s Vegan

Pan-African Connection

The Pan-African Liaison Bookstore, Art Gallery, and Resource Center were founded in 2000 to fill a void: to bring a truly high quality, rare bookstore to the Dallas area. Often it is the most common products that have the greatest impact on our daily lives. At Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center, we believe that by offering the best of the best, even the simplest of products, we can make a huge difference in our customers’ lives.

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