makes it easy to
Buy LOCAL | Buy BLACK
There are many ways to create positive social, cultural, and economic changes in our community and for ME, it's providing laser targeted advertising and networking-based solutions that give Black-owned businesses the global visibility and local consumer focus that results in sustainable new and repeat customers.
Whether our members are traveling or at home looking for new businesses to support, they depend on ME to help with their spending choices. Make sure they choose you, register your business. Need more info? Click here to send us a message!
APP FEATURES FOR BUSINESSES
APP FEATURES FOR MEMBERS
CONVENIENTLY find Black-owned businesses near you
READ, WRITE and SHARE reviews
MAKE reservations or appointments
CHECK-IN to businesses
FAVORITE business that you want to support again or in the future
NETWORK with like-minded people from around the country in our "REAL TALK!" group chat
LOVE MUSIC? Listen to unsigned artists on MelaninMusic, our in-app music streaming platform
RECYCLE your dollars in the black community while building strong community alliances!
GET TO KNOW THE MELANIN ENTERPRISE ECONOMIC IMPACT
# of Black-owned businesses receiving targeted advertising with a global presence and local focus
# of new & repeat customers that have invested their dollars into Black-owned businesses
Known amount of money circulated back into Black-owned businesses & Charlotte's economy
(numbers reflect reported revenue and customers only.)
10 Reasons to Support Local Black-Owned Businesses
"Having the opportunity to ride on the front, the back, or the middle of someone else's bus doesn't dignify you. When you have your own bus, then, you'll have dignity." Malcolm X
When we buy black, we exercise our self-determination that enables us to create, define, think, and speak for ourselves
We each feel like we matter more and we have responsibility & control over what's happening around us
More people have opportunity and access to wealth and our businesses have greater means of production and competition
Wealth is distributed in a way that is healthier and just and less destabilizing to humanity
We build stronger, safer communities
We create strong, inclusive local economies
We create jobs
If we do not build for ourselves, will be controlled by those that do
Supporting our businesses shows that we are invested in our communities and the future of our families
What We Have To Say About ME
Dir of Operations - Londa's Place
I posted awhile back looking for a recruiting service to help me locate talent to strengthen my teams. I had not had much luck with a few other agencies however I recalled a conversation with someone from the group referring EMichele Paul Howard and her business Melanin Enterprise. I could write a short story about how pleased we were with her work so I will keep it brief. She is VERY professional, Very detailed, sent quality candidates and Very affordable, even for a small business like us. She even has a replacement policy in case a candidate does not work out.
Blu Nail Laquer
CEO, Blu Nail Laquer, LLC
It was immediately obvious that this is a company that is willing to go the distance to help make the connection the Black Commerce Community. I really appreciated how easy it was to communicate with EMichele and how she made sure to promote my business to all that she came into contact with. I look forward to working with Melanin Enterprise in the near future.
I would recommend ME to any business owner who is looking to hire staff for their business. EMichele Paul is one of the best!!
CEO, Intuition LA
I was floored by EMichele's commitment to find, visit, and support black owned businesses. She is creating an amazing platform for us.
Working with Melanin Enterprise has been an "eye-opening experience!