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ABOUT

LOVE LETTERS TO BROOKLYN’S PEOPLE, PLACES + PRODUCTS

 

Black-Owned Brooklyn is your guide to Black-owned, Brooklyn-based brands and the people behind them. We curate the best in local food and drink, home and design, style, beauty, wellness and culture — making it easier to discover and support small Black businesses.

In addition, we document the diverse stories and contributions of Black Brooklyn, from little-known histories to the everyday lived experiences that bind our community. Why? Because we believe our world is just as interesting as any other world.

 

You can enjoy Black-Owned Brooklyn's fullest content on Instagram at @blackownedbklyn.

 

WHO WE ARE

Cynthia Gordy Giwa co-founded Black-Owned Brooklyn in 2018 with photographer Glenn Alan. She is a marketing executive and former journalist who has written extensively about issues at the intersection of race, culture and policy. Tayo Giwa is a media and technology lawyer. They live in Bed-Stuy.