Online mall features black-owned businesses based in Halifax

With Black History Month in full swing, now is an even better time to support Black businesses.

This is just an internet search, thanks to locally created Ebony Shopping Plaza.

Created by local entrepreneur Jessica Bowden, Ebony Shopping Plaza showcases the region’s best black-owned stores, products and services while showcasing African life, culture and entrepreneurs. Creating a powerful and unique space, the platform provides exposure to black, brown and allied businesses while strengthening the black business sector.

On one website, shoppers can explore local businesses offering clothing, crafts, food, cosmetics, bookkeeping services and more.

Some of the businesses featured on the online mall include:

Bad Advertising Cosmetics

The first black-owned cosmetics line in Nova Scotia. Founded by CEO Ashley Miranda, the brand guarantees quality products at an affordable price. With over 20 different products, including popular sellers like the Scotian Potion Eyeshadow Palette, Luxe Matte Lipsticks (aka “The Toy Box Collection”), Browed and Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil and more again, it’s a beautiful thing – literally.

Sankofa Afrikan Gifts

Founded by Bernadette Hamilton-Reid, promotes African culture by offering Afrocentric products to complement any person or space. Sourcing top-quality products locally, as well as in Africa and the African Diaspora, the gift retailer offers everything from jewelry and clothing (including traditional Dashikis) to condiments and home decor, all representative of the motherland.

R&B cooking

The best soul food restaurant in Nova Scotia. Co-founded by local entrepreneur Nevell Provo, the restaurant brings a creative passion for food and music. Without a fixed menu, the company offers a new meal every day. Considering previous meals have included Honey Garlic Chicken, Rasta Pasta (with chicken, prawns or salmon), Beef and Broccoli and the iconic Soul Bowl, variety is definitely a spice incorporated. in this kitchen.

Lisa’s Holistic Rehabilitation and Neurofeedback

Owned by rehabilitation specialist Lisa Dennis, offers cutting-edge interventions to rehabilitate the brain by focusing on programs that improve neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to form new connections). Although not a product to taste or wear, the service is available for people of all ages with problems with balance, walking, reading, migraines, anxiety, trauma, sensory issues, learning issues, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more.

Sexual Erotic Massage Oils

A line of massage oils that aims to help connect partners in a relaxing atmosphere. Founded by Kyla Derry, it’s a must-visit store a few days away from Valentine’s Day. Packed with everything needed to set the mood, the brand offers two-in-one massage candles (which double as moisturizers), Sensual Body Oil and the brand’s signature Hues of Intimacy Massage Oil (including including a chocolate flavored option).

There are many other local black-owned businesses featured and showcased at Ebony Shopping Plaza. To see them, visit: https://www.ebonyshoppingplaza.com

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