August is Black Business Month, a month that both acknowledges and appreciates Black-owned businesses across the country. The month was created in 2004 by Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton, two entrepreneurs who understood how important Black-owned businesses were and wanted to celebrate them. 

As part of this year's Black Business month, the ACLU of Wisconsin has compiled a list of some popular Black-owned businesses throughout Wisconsin. This month, take time to go visit one of these businesses or find a Black-owned business in your area to support!


The Cozzy Corner - Appleton

Daddy’s Soul Food Grill - Milwaukee

Yogi’s Pud’n

Dragon Pitt BBQ - Racine

The Main Project and Cafe - Racine

Golden Chicken -Racine

Twisted Plants - Milwaukee area

Burgers Custard and More - Racine

Jovada’s Place - Sheboygan

Mz. Nita's Desserts - Sheboygan

Falbo Bros. Pizza- Madison

Miss Ella’s Cake Bar - Madison

Just Veggiez - Madison

Lush Life Vegan Bakery - Madison

Maiden Rock Apples Winery & Cidery - Stockholm

Immy's African Cuisine - Milwaukee


Coffee Makes You Black - Milwaukee

BLAK Coffee - Kenosha


Root City Shop - Racine

Lornacopia - Racine

Happy Ever After Children’s Boutique - Madison


Petals by Felicia - Racine

414loral - Milwaukee


Beauty on the Square - Racine

Marie Hunter Beauty - Madison 

Kneaded Relief Day Spa and Wellness - Madison


Bonafide Nutrition - Racine


Smoke’d on the Water - Racine


Ye Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast - Elkhorn


Sherman Phoenix Marketplace - Milwaukee

Bronzeville Collective - Milwaukee


Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC) - Milwaukee

African American Roundtable (AART) - Milwaukee

All in Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Leaders Igniting Transformation - Milwaukee

Leaders of Kenosha - Kenosha