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Links to businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, & other People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ community, and other people of various cultures, identities and abilities
Links to businesses for people of color, LGBTQIA+ community, and other people of various cultures, identities and abilities
Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement. Research businesses using resources such as:
– Larimer County Grocery Store and Restaurant Inspections
– The Better Businesses Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming
“White people’s privileges are bestowed prenatally. We can’t not get them and we cannot give them away, no matter how much we do not want them.
“For example, if I walk into any drug store in the country that carries hair products, I can be sure that I will find something that was designed for my hair.
“Black hair products are much harder to find; often African Americans have to drive for miles to buy what they need.
“Further, I know that when a Band-Aid box says “flesh color,” it means my skin color, not those of my Asian or Latina friends.”
– from “Understanding White Privilege” by Francis E. Kendall, Ph.D (c) 2002
Black-Owned Businesses – Local
Dec 5-6 Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show featuring Fort Collins artists
Black-Owned Businesses in Fort Collins list by CSU Black African American Cultural Center
Four Reasons Why Black Owned Businesses Are Essential in Fort Collins
LGBTQ+ Safe and Owned Businesses – Local
NoCo Safe Space is compiling a list
Black-Owned Businesses – Colorado
Chubby Curls (Denver) (We love the leave-in conditioner! All natural and toxin-free ingredients)
My Black Colorado Marketplace (120 vendors; virtual marketplace)
Black-Owned Businesses – U.S.
125 Black-Owned Bookstores in America That Amplify the Best in Literature (Oprah Magazine) (Including Marcus Books, the oldest Black-owned bookstore in the U.S.)
Black-Owned Bookstores across the U.S
Other BIPOC-Owned Businesses – U.S.
Other BIPOC-Owned Businesses – Worldwide
United Kingdom: Black-owned bookstores
Australia: Magabala Books, Aboriginal-owned and led publisher
Other BIPOC-Owned Businesses – Local
Teresa R.Funke (Books)
Trash It All Hauling and Junk Removal LLC
Cira Ltd (Boutique-Women’s Clothing)
Colorado Proud (Support Local Businesses and Keep Colorado Strong)
Maxine’s Shears & Wigs Hair Salon (recently moved to Loveland)
- (Read the Culturs Magazine article “Curly Hair Controversy” about Maxine’s owner and founder)
- Article Coloradoan June 10, 2020
Jolie’s World of Beauty, 140 W. Oak St. #120
Bawarchi Biryanis Indian Cuisine
Black-Owned Eateries in Colorado
Café de Bangkok authentic Thai cuisine
Maza Kabob authentic Afghan cuisine
Raska Sauce and International Cuisine unique Ethiopian spice blends/healthy gourmet
Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project advocating for antiracism and racial equity.
We connect people with resources and each other.
Let’s co-create an inclusive community! All welcome! All cultures, identities, and abilities.