About Black-Owned Syracuse

Black-owned Syracuse is a space dedicated to celebrating Black-owned businesses and brands in Syracuse, New York and the people behind them.

What Does “Black-owned” Mean?

A business or brand that is solely owned by a Black adult or child is considered "Black-owned".  

What does “Syracuse” Mean?

We list any businesses in the Syracuse, New York area and any area within a 30-50 mile radius. For example, Black-owned businesses in Dewitt and Liverpool are considered "Syracuse" as well.

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“Black Joy Week”: August 4th-August 11th

Black-Owned Syracuse has declared August 4th-August 11th "Black Joy Week". The week will be filled with "Black Joy" events. The week will end with our first annual food & drink festival "Coming Back Together: A Taste of Black 'Cuse". If you are a Black business owner and you have an event during that week, email [...]

A Letter From The Founder: Happy Anniversary, Black-Owned Syracuse!

May 04, 2019 Hey, Do you know what today is…?! *Cue Tony Toni Tone* Exactly a year ago today, I posted my first social media posts for Black-Owned Syracuse. I was completing my Master’s in Journalism Innovation at Newhouse (Syracuse University) while pushing through the pain of a really tough year. My vision of Black-Owned [...]

#BuyBlackSYR Pop-Up Shop @ WildFlowers Armory

Here is our first of many pop-up shopping events! Come and bring friends and family to support local Black-owned businesses and meet our executive committee members! If you would like to be a vendor at a future event, apply here. See you there!

Meet Us at The Harriet Tubman Museum!

March is Women’s History Month! Our executive committees members are heading to The Harriet Tubman Museum on March 16th, and would love for you to join us! The museum is family friendly, so bring the kiddies, too. Here is information for Saturday: The Harriet Tubman Home Museum Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm Tours are conducted at 10:00am, 12:00pm, [...]

Support Local Black Creative Melquea Smith of PrettyKitty Commissions!

Local illustrator Melquea Smith of PrettyKitty Commissions is raising funds for our uplifting art book! This is what she told us: My name is Melquea Smith and I am a local female black illustrator. I am currently running a crowdfunding campaign for my first self-published art book. This art book is a collection featuring 14 of [...]

Help Gun Violence Victim Terry Durham With Recovery!

In order to keep a strong community that can support entrepreneurship, it's important to keep it safe environment for our youth. When unfortunate events happen, coming together as a community makes a big difference for the victims.  Read Gun violence victim Terry Durham story: On January 14th, 2019 the city of Syracuse had another tragic [...]

Help Local Model Mecca Mozelle Take Her #ImWithYou Movement to NYC!

Syracuse Native and Model Mecca Mozelle is taking her mental health movement #ImWithYou movement to New York City! This is the message she wrote on Facebook on Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Here is information on the event happening today, February 2, 2019 from 3pm-6pm at The LikeMinded Workspace (2223 South Salina Street).  NOTE: If you [...]

Help Corcoran High School Junior Compete in Australia!

Malique Wilson, a junior at Corcoran High School, has been chosen to compete in Australia on 7/10/2019 for Hurdles. He needs to raise $5,000. Here is an excerpt from his GoFundMe Campaign. Dear friends, In this day in age we hear so much tragedy in the news concerning our youth. Malique Wilson is a junior [...]

Event Recap: Checkz N Balances Winter Drive Distribution

One of our volunteers Rhison Williams (Instagram: @gsnubbzmiifaverit) covered the Checkz N Balances Winter Drive Distribution event at Cougars on Butternut Street. Checkz N Balances was recently featured on Spectrum News for their efforts. Read here.   If you are interested in covering an event for us, email us BlackOwnedSyracuse@gmail.com. Check out more coat and toy [...]

New Year Travel Opportunities

  Fearless Queen Presents Washington, DC Takeover  Mother's Day Weekend 2019 Join their Facebook group!     The LikedMinded Presents An Experience in Los Cabos, Mexico Sign up here.

Join our Executive Committee!

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for these positions. New positions will be announced soon! We are want to fill the following positions:  Vice President This position has the most responsibility besides the President/Founder. You will be expected to help manage the team, attend and plan every meeting, and be willing to help with [...]

Black-Owned Syracuse Collaborates With XoShavon.com for Gift Giveaway

Black-Owned Syracuse is collaborating with XoShavon.com to offer a chance to win some handmade decor, art, and an authentic Cuban cigar that was purchased during a trip to Cuba. Proceeds will go towards AfroCubans in Cuba and the Black community in Syracuse. Cash App: $XoShavon or PayPal.Me/GreeneStyleMedia to enter. No limit on entry amounts. The winner will [...]

Art by Jaleel Campbell

https://youtu.be/EC4zU0HsGnI Watch Jaleel Campbell talk about his journey to one of the biggest moments of his career as an illustrator. Buy his artwork at JaleelCampbell.com. Submit a Black-Owned, Syracuse-Based brand or business here. Follow us on Instagram: @BlackOwnedSyracuse

Black Cu$e Episode ONE: “A Perfect Storm” with Certified Life Coach Tyrone Dixon

https://soundcloud.com/blackownedsyracuse/episode-one-a-perfect-storm-with-life-coach-tyrone-dixon Certified Life Coach Tyrone Dixon discusses how a "perfect storm" in Buffalo, New York, lead to reconnecting with his community, learning about emotional intelligence and becoming a certified life coach. Dixon is the owner of Aroze Through Concrete Consulting. Visit ARozeThrough.com/ for more information. He can be reached at (315) 278-2993. Listen to more episodes here.