BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY
Shauna Garrett | Actor, photographer, filmmaker, founder of Monday Routine Productions
Shauna studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, earning her degree in acting. She loves camera and stage acting and never wants to stop learning and growing as an artist. She works in the Los Angeles area as a freelance Gaffer, Set Lighting Technician, and Director. She also is a camera operator and photographer. Find her booking info below.
Bobby Milhouse Dance
LA-based In-Home Ballroom Dance Instructor Salsa, Swing, and everything in between! Wedding Dances, both private and group lessons. There’s no such thing as two left feet, but if you got ‘em, guarantee I can make ‘em dance.
Secret Garden Pique-Nique LLC founded by Miriam Webb
Secret Garden Pique-Nique LLC’s vision is to provide affordable luxury experiences to their community. They pride themselves on creating long lasting memories that can be cherished forever. From Birthday parties, wedding events, anniversaries, baby showers, prom send off, holidays any event you need or are considering…they can do it all!
Jermaine Stegall | Composer and Conductor
Jermaine Stegall is an accomplished and versatile composer and conductor. With over 50 projects to his credit, Stegall most recently completed the score for “Coming 2 America”, the highly anticipated sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic, with Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl-Jones all reprising their roles. Stegall’s recent scoring and conducting assignments have included “Senior Year” (2022) for Paramount Pictures, and the upcoming film “Oracle” for Universal Pictures. He has also had the opportunity to collaborate over the years with notable film composers including Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck, William Ross, Marco Beltrami, Harry Gregson-Williams, Christopher Lennertz, and Blake Neely.
JUNIE BEES BUTTA
Junie Bees Butta provides all-natural and organic body butters formulated with essential oils.
Est. 2019 in Mid-City Los Angeles by founder, Jennifer Archie
Mary Louise Cosmetics
Est. 2017 in Beverly Hills by founder, Akilah Mary-Louise Releford
Growing up with dry skin and eczema, Releford would make natural remedies along with using prescribed medications and topical creams. As a student at Howard University, she continued making face masks and began creating other skincare products. After sharing her “Mississippi mud masks” with the women on her dorm room floor, Releford began selling them online. Mary Louise Cosmetics grew from there, with Releford making skin care products in her dorm room instead of doing her chemistry homework.
1010 Wine and Events founded by Leslie and LeAnn Jones
A typical night out for sisters Leslie and LeAnn Jones includes great wine, great food and great friends at some of their favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Leslie, a luxury wedding planner, and LeAnn, an attorney, were tired of going outside of their neighborhood to enjoy delicious wine and food. With Leslie’s background in hospitality and LeAnn’s knowledge and love of wine, the sisters decided to open 1010 Wine and Events.1010 Wine is an upscale wine bar located in the heart of Inglewood, CA, the city that raised Leslie and LeAnn and where they still currently reside. 1010 Wine is the first and only wine bar in the City of Champions. The Jones Sisters can’t wait to welcome wine lovers and foodies from across the city to experience a truly special place without leaving their neighborhood.
MZ is a motion designer based out of Los Angeles. He has been working professionally for over a decade now. He has been privileged with the opportunity to work with some of the best brands in this city/ the world. In addition to being a freelance designer he is the founder of KnightVision (a production/tech start up) and an aspiring emcee.
REP.CLUB is a concept bookshop and creative space curated by blackness in Los Angeles, CA. Visit them at 3054 S Victoria Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Butter Bakery in Pasadena, CA
Butter Bakery desserts have a specialty taste and quality that remind us of Grandma, always homemade from scratch. Some of our most famous goodies are our delicious cookies with flavors such as, “Crownies” “Old Fashioned Oatmeal” and “Brown Butter Toffee”. Butter Bakery is a small business operated by a local Pasadena resident. The bakery has been involved in many community events and provided treats for lunches and gatherings all around town.
Nikki is fundraising to open the first-of-its-kind bookstore in the Pasadena/Altadena area. If you know her in real life, chances are she has gifted, loaned or recommended a book to you. As an early reader, books not only provided her with new worlds to discover but also allowed her to escape to places unknown. In these spaces, she was allowed to cheer for her favorite characters and mourn them, but more importantly, she could see myself and what my life could become.
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