Black-Owned Brooklyn is a digital publication spotlighting Black-owned, Brooklyn-based businesses and the people behind them. Run by husband-and-wife team Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, we also document Black life in the borough more broadly, from deep-rooted histories to beloved cultural gatherings and everyday lived experiences that contribute to the borough’s soul and vibrancy.
The site was founded in 2018 with photographer Glenn Alan (no longer affiliated with the project) as a small act of hyperlocal service journalism. It has quickly become the premier record for Black Brooklyn’s people, places and products.
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