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10 Female Black-Owned Businesses To Support This Month

If you have been keeping up with news and social media, then you are no stranger to the wave of support for black communities and the need to create lasting change for people of color. While the political climate can be overwhelmingly hard to impact, many encourage ‘voting with your dollar’ in order to show solidarity and support. This is, in fact, one of the best ways to show support because it empowers black communities from within and gives business owners an opportunity to flourish and become active participants in where the economy is moving toward.

Here are 10 female black-owned businesses you can support this month:female black owned businesses

Mented Cosmetics

KJ Miller and Amanda E.Johnson had the idea for Mented Cosmetics one day as they were enjoying some wine. For centuries, the beauty industry has been saturated with messages and images that only appeal to Western ideologies of beauty. The founders felt frustrated that they could not find lipstick shades for their skin tones and decided they could be the ones to create a change that would make people of all complexions feel like a priority in the beauty industry.

They provide a variety of eyes-shadows, lipsticks, brow liners, and other cosmetic products to make you feel beautiful and confident while still enjoying great quality. If you’d like to try some of their products, visit them at their website and find the perfect product for your needs!

Visit the Mented Cosmetics website

Hairbrella

For those with curly or dry hair types, this is the perfect solution to keep hairstyles intact during rain. Hairbrella’s custom hats are waterproof on the outside while still satin-lined on the inside to protect hair from damage. This is the solution we have all been waiting for because an umbrella simply does not prevent moisture from frizzing up your perfect curls. Their hats are adjustable and stylish which are the perfect combination to maintain hairstyles while still feeling beautiful.

Visit the Hairbrella website

Klur

Klur is a fusion of luxury and science, delivering products that care for the health and cosmetic needs. Their simple solutions to skin wellness are not just designed to deliver a luxurious experience, but they are also eco friendly.

The aesthetician who created the organization wanted to create products that would have health benefits and long-term effects. She says that she wants her products to be ethical, inclusive, and clean. You can follow their page to see some botanical products, serums, body oils, cleansers, and other skin-care products.

Visit the Klur website

Ateaelle

Aetaelle, pronounced A-T-L, is a clothing company that goes much deeper than fashion. Their designs compound hip hop, black excellence, urban culture, and a pride in Atlanta entrepreneurship. Their vibrant, thought-provoking graphic designs and comfortable fit exude a nostalgic and confident presence.

Moreover, their designs prompt important conversation, acting as a sort of social movement. If you visit their website, you will find caps, t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing items that unapologetically convey a message of pride.

Visit the Ateaelle website

K’dara CBD

Forbes, Observer, and The Beat are just a few of the prominent organizations supporting K’dara CBD products. This company encourages natural health and wellness through pharmaceutical-grade CBD products. Their hand in wellness also extends to provide educational resources to empower people to attain the best quality of life through ingesting products that are apt to provide the body with the necessary nutrients for health.

Their products come in the form of gummies, creams, bath bombs, and oils. Fortunately, they also have products for pets!

Visit the K’dara CBD website

Harlem Candle Company

Their candles, room sprays, reed diffusers, and gift cards pack luxury into a product with a vintage aesthetic. Teri Johnson’s pride in the company stems from her love for fragrances, jazz, and appreciation for Harlem’s history. Every step of her process is intentional, thoughtful, and rooted in rich historical foundations such as Billie Holiday and the Harlem Renaissance.

If you want to support a company that provides historical significance, luxury, quality, and a beautiful fragrance, Harlem Candle Company might be the one for you.

Visit the Harlem Candle Company website

Coloured Raine Cosmetics

If you love to hear a story about an individual who gave up the appearance of success to pursue purpose and impact, you might love the story of Loraine R. Dowdy. Initially, she began in the financial industry before she realized that she wanted to do something about the gap in the beauty and cosmetic industry.

She wanted to break all beauty barriers by creating products that appeal to those who are often negated from mainstream beauty ideals, and provide products that are cruelty-free, diverse, and high quality. She not only embodies the goal of black inclusivity in her products but also in the team she chooses to join her company. All the employees in her organization are black and 75% of them are women.

Visit the Coloured Raine Cosmetics website

Grace Eleyae

Modern hair protection that actually works is the slogan of Grace Eleyae. Those with curly hair or hair prone to dryness understand the frustration of having to sacrifice fashion in order to properly care for one’s hair. Their products such as caps are lined with satin so that those wearing them can show up confidently while still protecting their hair from damage that can be caused by rougher fabrics.

Apart from being functional, their beanies, scarves, and baseball hats are also cute and stylish. If you had planned on buying a new hair accessory, be sure to scroll through their page and see what they have to offer!
Jumping Jax Taxes

This company is different from what has been mentioned so far, however, it is filling a huge need in the community. Jumping Jax Taxes uses technology to connect people with professionals in the area who can provide financial literacy and tax assistance. Their main goal is to bolster up generational wealth within families and keep money within communities.

If you’re not already in love with their long-term goal, you might fall in love with husband and wife Donnell and Dana Chanel! This couple is a good example of becoming a team that builds up each other and creates impact.

Visit the Grace Eleyae website

Black Girl Sunscreen

If the name doesn’t already give it away, perhaps their slogan will; Sunscreen made by women of color for people of color, because we get sunburned too.

While many sunscreens can dry and leave a tint on the skin, this brand dries completely clear so that it doesn’t affect your make-up look, or alter your complexion. Their products have been adopted in Nigeria, Essence magazine, and Target. They are plowing through barriers to provide skin protection for those who have not felt represented when it comes to sun protection needs.

Follow their page and get inspired!

Visit the Black Girl Sunscreen website

BLM Emoji

As an emoji app for African Americans, during this difficult last few months, we’ve obviously added BLM emoji to the app. It can’t be said louder and prouder, but BLACK LIVES MATTER. To help you bring that message across to whoever needs to hear it, we’ve made it easy for you with some great black lives matter sticker designs.

black lives matter stickers

Stand together and use BLM emoji

Now more than ever, we need to unite as a community. Stand together to create one unit against the police violence that’s a regular occurrence in our community. Use the AfroMoji stickers to send a message via Instagram & Twitter. Send them directly to your friends, family, and contacts.

If there are more BLM emoji that you would like to see added, please send us a message via the contact form and we will make sure to add them for you!

we stand together

How to download our BLM emoji

If you would like to use our emoji stickers like we displayed in this blog post. Then go and download our free apps. Simply go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and click download.

AfroMoji is an Android and iOS app that can be downloaded for free. It features black emojis, realmoji stickers, afro emojis, African American gifs & many more fun stickers to share with your friends. Your messaging and chatting will never be the same after you install the black emoji stickers app called AfroMoji.

AfroMoji hits 500.000 downloads on Google Play

afromoji 500.000 downloads

It’s been a bit of a dream so far. It’s been about two and a half years now since we launched the AfroMoji app in its initial form. It was a very simple app with a bunch of emoji with afros. We soon realized that people liked our app and started adding in new features and sticker designs.

black emojis for android   black emojis for iphone

We’ve now had our 500.000th download on our Android app and the support you guys have shown has been fantastic. We have people joining our AfroMoji Facebook page, liking and commenting on our page. Our community is growing and our apps are evolving.

In the new year, 2020, we will be adding a keyboard functionality where you can access all our stickers inside the keyboard, ad-free. We are hoping to roll this out in February and are expecting this will address some of the issues people are having with our app at the moment.

If you don’t have our AfroMoji Android app yet or our iOS app, please download it and leave an honest review on the app stores. It helps us so much! We truly appreciate all your support, your downloads, your reviews, your likes & your comments. We hope you have a magical Christmas and a happy 2020! See you in the new year, with new hopes, dreams & goals!

How To Use Our Black Emojis For iOS

We understand that our apps reach a large group of diverse people. Quite a few people have asked us how do you use the AfroMoji black emojis for iOS. Some are exceptionally talented with mobile devices and the internet and then there are some that are not. For those people that are having difficulties with using our iOS apps, we have written these steps to help you use AfroMoji for iOS.

Steps on how to use black emojis for iOS:

  1. You start by downloading our free app from the Apple App Store.
  2. Once the app is finished downloading and has installed, you will find our app icon on your home screen.
  3. Tap on the app icon to start the app.
  4. You can now scroll through all our emojis, below the top bar you will find the categories which you can scroll through horizontally.
  5. Once you’ve found an emoji that you like tap on the emoji, a new screen will open with the emoji.
  6. In the bottom right corner you will find the share button, tap that.
  7. A screen will pop up with all your apps that you can share this emoji to, select the app which you want to use.
  8. Now in the last step you select the contact person you wish to send you emoji to.

Thats it! Now you know how to send our black emojis for iOS.

When you download our AfroMoji app, please consider leaving an honest review for us. Reviews help us improve our apps and emojis. Thank you, we appreciate it.

Download our emoji apps

If you would like to use our African American emoji like we displayed in this blog post. Then go and download our free apps. Simply go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and click download.

AfroMoji 100.000 Downloads On Android

AfroMoji has officially passed 100.000 downloads on our Android Google Play Store listing. It is the second time AfroMoji achieves the 100k download mark after first launching under the Afmob banner and being removed by the Google Play Store.

It is quite remarkable to get this many downloads on a small emoji sticker app but clearly shows that there is a big need for an African American focused niche app. The app allows users the natively share black emoji stickers to their contacts.

Weekly or bi-weekly AfroMoji will add new sticker designs to its app to continue serving a growing user base. We hope you will celebrate this small success with us by sharing our app with your friends and family. We’re sure that they will enjoy it as much as you do. Spread the word!

How To Use Our Black Emojis For Android

We understand that our apps reach a large group of diverse people. Quite a few people have asked us how do you use the AfroMoji black emojis for Android. Some are exceptionally talented with mobile devices and the internet and then there are some that are not. For those people that are having difficulties with using our Android apps, we have written these steps to help you use AfroMoji for Android.

black emojis for android

Steps on how to use black emojis for Android:

  1. You start by downloading our free app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Once the app is finished downloading and has installed, you will find our app icon on your home screen.
  3. Tap on the app icon to start the app.
  4. You can now scroll through all our emojis, below the top bar you will find the categories which you can scroll through horizontally.
  5. Once you’ve found an emoji that you like tap on the emoji, a new screen will open with the emoji.
  6. In the bottom right corner you will find the share button, tap that.
  7. A screen will pop up with all your apps that you can share this emoji to, select the app which you want to use.
  8. Now in the last step you select the contact person you wish to send you emoji to.

Thats it! Now you know how to send our black emojis for android.

When you download our AfroMoji app, please consider leaving an honest review for us. Reviews help us improve our apps and emojis. Thank you, we appreciate it.

Download our emoji apps

If you would like to use our African American emoji like we displayed in this blog post. Then go and download our free apps. Simply go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store (coming soon) and click download.

African American Emoji!

We got the idea just about a year ago. We thought, with so many different emoji apps out there why is there no good app with African American emoji? An app that is easy to use and has relevant emoji stickers for the African American community. So we decided to create it. See for yourself, tell us what you think!

african american emoji

Getting the app right

It was not easy to develop the app in such a way it was easy to use and even today we are still learning how people prefer to use our app. For example, we missed that people want to use our emojis to respond on Facebook, however, our app only supports Messenger.

Many other people have indicated that they would prefer to have a keyboard app where they can access our emojis within the keyboard rather than going to a stand-alone app.

Why African American emoji?

The African American population is enormous and has often felt excluded in the digital/tech space. Many apps and websites don’t take their culture and preferences into account. So felt that we could make a difference in this space. So we started making African American emoji that actually looks like you!

Download our emoji apps

If you would like to use our emojis we displayed in this blog post. Then go and download our free apps. Simply go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store (coming soon) and click download.

Dab Emoji!

It has been one of the most requested emojis in the last year or so: the dab emoji! With the dab being a very popular expression amongst young people at the moment, it would only make sense if we could use this way of communicating through chats as well. That’s why we introduced our own dab emoji sticker. See for yourself, tell us what you think!

dab emoji for android

Online petition for the dab emoji

Someone has actually taken this a step further and filed an official petition on change.org in order to get Apple to add an official dab emoji to the system default emojis. We certainly support that cause!

The dab has originated in Atlanda by an artist called Skippa Da Flippa. It then really became mainstream in 2015 when Jason Derulo taught James Corden on his show. America never looked back since and is still dabbing all the way!

Getting arrested for dabbing!

The dab might seem like an innocent “dance”. The authorities in Saudi Arabia disagree. In 2017, Abdallah Al Shaharani was arrested for doing the dab at a music festival. The National Committee for Drug Control says that it “alludes to weed and other illegal substances”.

Download our emoji apps

If you would like to use the dab emoji like we displayed in this blog post. Then go and download our free apps. Simply go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store (coming soon) and click download.