Back To School Shopping With Black-Owned Businesses

It's that time of year again: back-to-school shopping.

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, we've created a list of Black-owned businesses that cater to your back-to-school shopping needs.

Keep scrolling to check out 10 Black-owned businesses you can support this school year.

The Real RJM

It may be hard to believe, but it's time for many students to head back to school. While the pandemic is still very much a factor in society, many colleges and universities are asking students to return to campus for in-person instruction. As a result, it's time for a few college students and boarding school students to get their dorms in order for the fall. Look no further! Howard University's own Rachel Motley has put together a number of art pieces that will make your dorm room pop on move-in day. Don't take my word for it. Just ask the NBA, ESPN and a few other major businesses that have used her artistic skills to better their brands.


As previously mentioned, COVID-19 is real and it is here to stay, for the time being, so many states will be introducing mask mandates for students. Walking into class on the first day, students can still look good with masks made by KeneDBoutique. This small, Black-owned boutique has a number of custom masks, dope book bags and notebooks. There are also coffee mugs available for parents who need some caffeine to get their day going and their kids out the door.

Coco & Breezy Eyewear


Eyewear is incredibly important for everyday educational needs. If a student can't see the board or struggles to look at a laptop for a good period of time, there will be issues. Address those concerns now by grabbing a pair of glasses from Coco & Breezy eyewear. Their glasses can be a bit pricey, but they are certainly worth the cost.

Because some schools lack financial literacy programs, Sense2Cents is a fun way to educate kids on the importance of money. The company offers a board game, flash cards and other accessories dedicated to financial literacy.


A company owned and operated by Black women, NikNax sells school supplies, stationery, and greeting cards with customized looks. You’ll find empowering messages, fun prints, and images of famous Black people on the front of notebooks, cards, and more.

Just Be Hue

This business is selling all kinds of school supplies for your needs. Backpacks, binders, folders, notebooks, and other products are available, and they feature Black people in various roles, from military and sports to science and the arts.

Cocoa Cuties features fun, stylish, and inclusive designs for all your school supplies needs. From backpacks, to lunch bags, and masks, the company has something for all your students.

Brown Girls' Stationery

For all the planner and agenda lovers, this one's for you! Brown Girls' Stationery has unique notebooks and planners to help keep your school year organized and full of Black Girl Magic.

Oh So Paper, LLC has got you covered for all your calendar, and organizational needs. Check out the company's fun stickers, too.

Blended Designs includes representative book bags and school supplies to inspire your young scholar to achieve greatness.

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