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Black History Month 2024: Supporting and growing Black-owned businesses

Seattle has a rich and deep history of Black and African-American communities and businesses. We’re proud to celebrate that history and highlight events in the community. You can learn about more events from the Department of Neighborhoods 2024 Guide to Black History Month Events in Seattle. In addition to supporting… [ Keep reading ]

Carrying on a Community Legacy at the Barbeque Pit in Seattle’s Central District

Ed “Pookey” Whitfield,” owner of the renowned Barbeque Pit restaurant in Seattle’s Central District (CD), is a contractor by trade who’s also a great cook. Resilient and determined, Pookey has continued to operate a successful business despite two relocations in the last four years. He’s combated the gentrification-related displacement impacting minority-owned businesses and… [ Keep reading ]

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Spotlight: Jackie Christian’s Six17 Salon Serves an Untapped Market in the Seattle Hair Care Industry

This week’s #SupportSeattleSmallBiz blog celebrates a successful Black-owned business in Seattle: Six17 Salon, which is owned by Jackie Christian. With over 20 years of experience in the hair industry, Jackie moved to Seattle less than two years ago and has successfully built a local clientele of “more than 300 women and a few men” all of whom “want natural hair[care].” Jackie has been involved with and committed to the… [ Keep reading ]