As communities nationwide look for ways to support the Black community, you may be wondering what you can to show your support locally. Across the country, people are making monetary donations to organizations serving the Black community and fighting systems of racial inequality, educating themselves on issues facing the Black community in order to become a better ally, advocating for policy change, and more.
Locally, it’s just as important to show support, whether that’s by donating to Omaha NAACP, ACLU Nebraska or the Urban League of Nebraska, voting in the upcoming local election, or showing your support by patroning one of the many Black-owned businesses in the Omaha area.
To help you find a list of businesses you can support, we created the guide below. We know this is not a definitive list, so if we missed one of your favorite Black-owned businesses and organizations in our community, please let us know in the comments below. While this is a start, we encourage you to continue showing your support to these local business owners — long after the protests end.
For more resources, check out Connect Black Omaha’s list of Black-owned businesses + grub spots, Black Wall Street Omaha’s Facebook page, and Sarah Baker Hansen’s blog and her recent post “A list of Omaha and Lincoln black-owned restaurants for you to support” which highlights local businesses in Lincoln as well.
Restaurants, Food & Beverage | Retail Stores | Health, Wellness & Beauty | Fitness | Arts, Entertainment & Creative Services | Miscellaneous Services
Restaurants, Food & Beverage
B’s Bones & Sauce – family-owned, smokehouse catering business and dry rub shop.
Best Burger – family owned, fast-casual burger joint located in North Omaha.
Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering – family owned and -operated catering business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine.
Black Bottom Biscotti – small cookie business offering free local delivery and shipping.
Boiling Claws – seafood, wings and brunch food truck and catering business.
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Cajun Kitchen – Cajun carry-out restaurant serving fried catfish, shrimp, chicken and smoked ribs.
Cake by the Pound at Ruby’s Place – family-style takeout restaurant featuring catfish dinners and various baked delights.
Caribbean Delights – authentic Caribbean restaurant owned and operated by Jamaican locals.
Chaima’s African Cuisine – restaurant serving authentic African cuisine and cocktails.
The Cooler Sno-Balls – North Omaha destination for finely shaved ice or “Sno-Balls”, covered in handmade syrup.
Crum Cakes Bakery – small bakery handcrafting cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more for all occasions.
Dripped + Draped – coffee shop and clothing boutique located in the heart of Benson.
Emery’s Cafe – Omaha’s premiere soul food dining experience.
Get-N-Go Fish – fast-casual seafood restaurant famous for fried catfish, shrimp and more.
Huskerland Popcorn – local popcorn company offering more than 60 flavors of gourmet popcorn.
Jackson’s Takeout – ribs, wings and catfish takeout restaurant.
Jesse’s Place – classic bar serving up great drinks and pub grub everyday.
Jim’s Rib Haven – fast-casual rib joint serving Omaha since 1967.
JuJu’s Vegan, Cajun & Creole Cuisine – vegan New Orleans-style restaurant specializing in Cajun and Creole cuisine.
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K & K Cupcakes and Cakes – custom cake and cupcake bakery.
K Lee Sweet Sips – mobile slushy truck serving fun frozen drinks with a twist.
Krab Kingz – seafood spot offering fish & fry baskets, fish tacos, shrimp and crab platters.
Lady T’s Gourmet Creations LLC – local bakery and cupcake business offering gourmet cakes, pastries, hand-dipped chocolates and more.
Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine – Midtown restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine in a homey atmosphere.
Let Me Feed You – local catering company that specializes in Southern, Cajun and Creole dishes.
Lonnell’s Southern Delight – family owned restaurant offering soul food and other Southern delights.
Lutfi’s Fried Fish – locally owned fish restaurant specializing in farm-raised catfish and shrimp.
Mary Ellen’s Food for the Soul – food truck serving Southern food, including ribs, catfish, smoked chicken and more.
Mixins Rolled Ice Cream– unique dessert spot selling rolled ice cream.
Mosaic Pickle Food Truck & Catering – Asian fusion food truck serving everything from noodle salad to nachos.
New Orleans Sneaux – food trailer offering New Orleans-style Sno Balls.
Okra African Grill – authentic African restaurant paying homage to African cultures and Togolese foods.
Quick Bites Soul Food – Bellevue soul food destination with an in-house candy shop.
Sapphire Grill – food truck serving cheesesteaks, nachos, skewers, wings, crab cakes and much more.
Sarah’s Southern Comfort Foods – food truck serving comfort food favorites like catfish, fried chicken, waffle fries, mac and cheese and more.
Skeet’s Ribs & Chicken – one of the oldest restaurants in Omaha serving barbeque tri-tips, pork and chicken.
Smoking Jay’s BBQ – downtown Omaha destination for smoked meat and barbeque sauce.
Soular Power Plate – vegetarian and vegan restaurant offering catering, meal planning and holistic nutrition classes as well as a full menu.
Still Poppin Gourmet Popcorn – gourmet popcorn shop offering fun flavors and fundraising programs.
Sudanese African Food Market – African market and grocery store.
A Taste of New Orleans – Cajun & Creole food truck selling seafood baskets, cajun fries and vegetarian options.
Time Out Foods – fried chicken spot that has been serving the Omaha area since 1969.
Wayne’s New Skoo BBQ – fast-casual restaurant, catering business and food truck serving delicious barbeque eats.
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Aframerican Bookstore – independent African American bookstore selling books written from African-centered perspectives.
closeCULTURE – online shop selling trendy appeal, phone cases and accessories.
Fair Deal Village Marketplace – pop-up retail space inside an arrangement of shipping containers in North Omaha.
FancyStyles Boutique – online women’s boutique selling women’s fashion and accessories.
Fashionably Late Boutique – online unique shopping boutique for the modern contemporary woman.
Fashun Freak Boutique – online women’s fashion boutique.
Frontier Bag Company – local 60-year-old bag manufacturer creating backpacks, briefcases, tote bags and more, including custom products.
Graceful Bodies Bath Products – all-natural body care company selling soy-based candles, bath bombs, body butters and more.
Kreative Ways – crafty retail shop providing custom coffee mugs, bags, T-shirts and more to online shoppers.
The King’s Clothes – gently used and custom-made suit destination selling shirts, slacks, ties and more.
Love Yo Pup – small pet business selling humanely harvested, sustainable, gluten-free, handcrafted dog biscuits.
Onyx Street Boutique – online fashion boutique with a signature T-shirt line.
Pishon Boutique – women’s fashion boutique selling casual, business, evening, dressy and elegant fashions.
Taylor’s Flower Shop – locally owned flower shop that has been serving the Omaha area since 1950.
Wolf of Bees – modern designs and wearables house from Muammar Menice Blackman, a local artist.
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Anding Family Dental – local family dentist with a knowledgable staff and friendly customer service.
Arlan’s Barber Shop – Midtown Crossing barbershop offering haircuts, plus mustache and beard trims.
The Dae Spa – local makeup artist and certified lash technician offering a wide range of services and an online store.
D-Marie’s Hair Boutique – 100% human hair retail boutique and online store providing high-quality Brazillian and Peruvian bundles.
Hand of Gold Beauty Room – natural nail art and beauty room.
iBeauté – Omaha-based spa specialized in the most advanced skin, lash and body treatments.
I Lash & Skin – Omaha spa offering services like facials, Henna, chemical peels and more.
In Touch Wellness – local massage therapy clinic.
Jadomte’ Mobile Nail Bar – full-service mobile nail salon that comes to you.
Keelan’s Barber & Beauty – Omaha barbershop reshaping thecommunity one cut at a time.
Koko’s African Braiding – African hair braiding salon.
Littlefield’s Beautyrama – cosmetics and beauty supply shop and salon.
Lewis Counseling Services – local counseling services providing therapy, anger management and parenting classes.
Lyle’ Stylez & Cutz – modern hair salon and barbershop.
M-N-S Beauty Supply, Discount Hair & More – beauty, cosmetic and personal care supply shop.
Noire is Gold – natural skincare and beauty brand.
Palm and Sole Massage – Bellevue massage studio offering a wide range of services.
The Pretty Life Make-Up Studio – Omaha makeup artist empowering women by helping them discover their true inner and outer beauty.
Coach Moe Athletics – total athlete and basketball academy taught by a certified speed and agility coach.
Championship Martial Arts – family-owned martial arts school and dojo.
Dvlp Basketball – basketball player and team development company.
Gorgeous Gains Fitness – online store selling fitness gear, self-care items, workout guides and more.
Leona’s Dance Company – local hip-hop dance studio offering a wide range of classes and workshops for all ages.
Master Bridges Martial Arts Academy – martial arts school specializing in Budokan, Sa Bak, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Karate and Muay Thai.
Muscle House Fitness Center – personal training studio specializing in 45-minute weight loss group training sessions.
S-Cape Fitness – destination for fitness and nutrition that combines strength training with metabolic conditioning.
Arts, Entertainment & Creative Services
A Foreign Taste – unique wine bar offering numerous wine tastings, pairings and education every month.
Afro Swag Media & Magazine – local source for profiles, listings and events of African Diaspora professionals and business in the U.S.
B Star Sewing Studio – Bellevue boutique and sewing studio now offering classes online.
Culxr House – local creative space giving artists and creatives a safe space to grow their talent and obtain necessary resources.
Divine Events by Rayna – event planner specializing in weddings.
Love’s Jazz & Arts Center – center dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting African American art and jazz.
Mise En Scéne Events – full-service event planning company with an in-house design team.
Omaha Star – Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper, working to improve the lives of African Americans in Omaha since 1938.
Pear Tree Performing Arts – performing arts school offering programs in jazz, hip hop, step and more.
ReapALife – education multimedia company creating music, computer art and software and offering workshops, virtual education, public speaking, poetry, and other creative activities.
The Union for Contemporary Art – nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the cultural and social landscape of the Omaha community.
A & B Movers – moving company servicing within 100 miles of the Omaha area.
AD Concrete – individually owned concrete company specializing in decorative concrete, concrete flatwork, home remodeling and more.
Business Seals – organization providing business owners the tools and training necessary for success.
C4 Photography – Omaha photographer capturing life’s most important moments.
Catapult Consulting Solutions – Black female-owned company providing tech solutions.
Certified Plumbing & Drains – fully licensed and insured plumbing company.
Crown Trophy & Awards of Omaha – locally owned and operated trophy, award and sign printing shop.
Demo Lives Photography and Multimedia – Omaha photographer and multimedia company capturing events, families, weddings, graduation ceremonies and more.
Detail Oriented – mobile car detailing business.
Dotkom Studios — photography, videography and photobooth company.
Gala Painting – residential and commercial painting service.
Grant Taylor Made – carpentry and home remodeling.
Hayes & Associates – a CPA firm with locations in Omaha and Council Bluffs.
The Lab Recording Studio – music production studio providing audio recording, mixing, mastering, production, and equipment rental services.
LovelyNai Photography – local photography company specializing in high-quality portraits.
Maurice Baily Productions – audio and music production company.
North End Teleservices – North Omaha call center bringing jobs to the area.
Phoenix Under Fire LLC – graphic marketing company.
Prestige Tax Services LLC – individual and business tax and notary services
Quality Clinical Research – local research center performing trials in therapeutic areas like arthritis, diabetes, migraines and more.
Ranny Auto Sales – Lincoln car dealership specializing in used vehicles.
Reflections by Nikki Photography – family-owned and operated company specializing in high-quality graduation, family, headshots and boudoir shoots.
Rixx City – web developer and designer.
Robinson Insurance Agency – independent insurance agency offering auto, home, kife & commercial insurance.
Satellite Commercial Cleaning – local commercial cleaning service providing a wide range of services.
Simply Owning L.L.C. – credit repair service.
Showtime Photography Studio and Art Gallery — Veteran family-owned business offering Portrait, Wedding, Model, Maternity, Headshots, Passport, Bou/Du-doir, Product, Wildlife, Event, Landscape and Real Estate photography services.
Who did we miss?
Don’t see your favorite Black-owned Omaha business? We want to know about it! Leave recommendations down in the comments and we’ll get them added to this list ASAP.
In addition to other businesses, if you know of any local nonprofits and organizations currently supporting the cause that need donations—let us know! We would love to mention them in our post.