As Black History Month comes to a close, it is important to ensure that what has been learned about racial equity stays at the forefront of people’s minds throughout the year. One way to do this is to support Black-owned businesses. Raleigh is home to several Black-owned businesses; the following are a few establishments near Meredith College.
Wingz American Grill is a family-owned business that first opened in 1997 in Durham, NC. It was known as Dave’s Wings and Grill at the time of opening. Today, you can find this franchise all over North Carolina, including in Raleigh. Their customer favorites include Dave’s Famous Mac & Cheese, Crispy WoW Wings and their fries.
Results Fitness is a gym in Raleigh that was established in 2012. Results Fitness has been rated five stars on their Facebook page. They offer a variety of in-person and virtual class options including boot camp, cycling and personal training.
Sircastleteees is a shop in Raleigh that sells custom game controllers and sneakers. They also have an online store available to those who prefer virtual shopping. This option allows customers to have a COVID-safe experience while still having the chance to get awesome shoes.
As shopping online has gained popularity since the pandemic began, it is important to mention Black-owned online businesses, such as TrêsLife. TrêsLife is a hair and body care line founded by LaTanya Lodge. The goal of the business is to provide products that are natural and safe for the hair and body.
These local, Black-owned businesses help to provide the customer with a more personal experience and support owners who must compete with larger companies. In celebration of Black History Month, shop local and support Black-owned businesses.
By Anna Prince, Contributing Writer