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Celebrate Kwanzaa Year Round

Monica Memorial LTD/Monica Vernette Gray
Death care services

Naptural Tresses by JM/Mahogany Townsend
Natural hair care and beauty products

Oba William King/JUSTUSarts
Poetic Storytelling to inspire and ignite! Artist or ensemble comes to you. School Assembly, Workshops, Language Arts Events. Storytelling, Drama, Poetry

Paris Shelton
Lipgloss made in the USA, contains Jojoba oil which adds shine and the appearance of fullness to your lips.

Patrice Weatherly/Cosmetologist
Reginald Von’s
2600 S. State Street

Phoenix Diverse Holistics Collaborative
Dr. Pamela Charity Phoenix
Phone: 312.437.0796
Provides diverse services and promotes mental, emotional & physical wellness in the community.

Planned Essentials/Keinika Carlton
PO Box 2061 Chicago, IL 60690
Event, travel, and wedding planning.

Qi OneEarth/Qiana Frazier
Alternative Healing ranging from Breath work to Hypnotherapy, incorporating the use of gemstones herbs. Massage Therapy

Reggie Rays Catering/Chef Regg

Rosia's KTC Family Child Care Home
773-723-7075(Biz) 773-241-1315(C)
Providing quality home-based child care for fifteen years. DCFS Licensed - Star Level 3 - Accredited by National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

Sage Community Health Collective
2514 W. Armitage Suite 205 Chicago IL
312-582-4458 We provide sliding scale acupuncture, bodywork and nutritional and herbal consultations

Sandria Washington
FB: Sandria Washington
Yoga Instructor, youth and adult

Shanara The MouthPeace
MouthPeace Entertainment
Service/Specialty: Lyricist, Vocalist for hire. Can also include The Illa 100 Band, budget permitting. Other specialties include a voiceover/ theater actress, songwriter, speaker, workshop facilitator, model, hostess and media personality.

Shear Sapphire Salon
1712 North Avenue, Chicago

Sonya Tisdel-McNeil
773. 992. 7561
Photography, makeup, cosmetics

Sweet little Somethings/ Lana
Organic, Made to Order: Skin Care Products & Baked Goods *coming soon: organic baby skin care products and organic tea

Takara Designs
123 N. Marion St., Oak Park, IL
FB: Takara Designs

Tamika Hinton
7736205177 for text alerts
ardyss life international--body contouring

The Loctician & Barber inside Change Salon
Ms. Dana
7520 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, IL 60619
Loc starts, loc care, and all textured natural hair care and styles; barber services with a concentration on old fashioned straight razor shaves

The Music Experience
Dedry Jones
1959 1/2 East 73rd St. Chgo IL 60649
Retail Sales, Event Planning

The Polished Look/Theresa
By Appointment Only
Mani/Pedi/Full Natural Hair Services

The Youth Harmonizers & S.W.A.G.
Youth and Adult Singers for God. For Bookings contact Pilar Reed, Directors: Linda Brown & Juanita Underwood

Twisted Clay
Creations of Polymer clay and wall art

Two Sisters Catering
(773) 305-5782 (732) 753-5293
Online Delivery Caterer
Sweet & Savory Catering

Vernon Speller, ABT/LMT
CEO, Great Health
BS Food Science & Human Nutrition, "Bringing natural and holistic Traditional Asian Medicine to the modern workforce"

Veronica W. Robinson
PO Box 05223 Milw WI 53205
I do non-permanent beautification and adornment for both internal cleansing and external renewal. Feminine. Diverse. Modest. Inclusive. Headwraps. Jewelry. Make-up. Raw Foods. Make/Sell/Teach

Yoga Skills School of Kemetic Yoga/Yirsir Ra
4507 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL. 60653.
Specialize in Kemetic Yoga, Teacher Training and certification, Health and Wellness Services

Other Facebook Franchises:

Music DJs
Steve Maestro,

Braxton Holmes,

Ahav Shalom,

Craig Alexander,

Raj Mahal,

Laurencio Miguel Nalls,

Bill Parrish,

Antwan McHenry,

Laurencio Miguel Nalls,

Worsom Robinson,

Angel Renee,

Moe Mentum Garrett,

Ben Ammi  Israel,

Armen Rah,

Pilar Audain Reed,

Henny Elitepampering,

Phoenix Holistics,

Makeup Artists:
Tia Nance-Dantzler,


As we strive to exemplify the NGUZO SABA, or the 7 Kwanzaa Principles throughout the year, may this directory be a tool that will draw our communities of color closer in the name of collective commerce. May we continue forth in an effort to assist in the building of symbiotic relationships between Chicago based communities through mutual patronage.
Antony Carter
Insurance claims, repairs, remodeling, rehabs.
A+ BBB rating, licensed, insured, bonded

BabyVisuals/Sharonda "Shae" Underwood
Custom handmade decor for little ones

Barbara Bates Designs
2031 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL, 60616
Custom designed classic pieces

Café Corner
2144 W. Van Buren, Chicago, Il
Sandwiches, Soup and salad

Christine Whack
Vocal, piano, performance and instruction

Chleeart, Candace Hunter
FB: Chleeart
Visual Artist/Painter

Chocolate Sushi Couture
Chicago’s most styish line for curvy, confident, full figure fashionistas

Cynthia Boykin
What U Need Is…
“The Master Networker” connecting businesses to new customers.
Over 56K subscribers in database

Dayo Fine Art/Adedayo Laoye
FB: Dayo Fine Art
Visual Artist/Painter

Double Stitch Twins (Erika and Monika Simmons)
Designers of Hand Crochet Apparel/Crochet patten

Earl Winfrey
Online, meaningful talk radio, host your own show!

Emon Fowler
Natural Hair/Locs

E. Sa'alek DeSylva
SayAshe boutique and style bar
456 E 75th street Chicago IL 60619.
Great selection of loc care products, unique jewelry, art, men's accessories and more

Upscale loc care

Faie African Art/Faye Edwards
1005 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL, 60653
African Art & Accessories, Custom Framing

Flying Turtle Publishing, Mari L Barnes
Author/Publisher/Publishing Services

Glo On Braids & Natural
Hairstyling/Shavon Akhan

Goddess Light LLC/Stacy Patrice
Contemporary Holistic Lifestyle Programming
Soul Healing YogaTM, Fourth Eye PhotographicsTM,
From The Soul CoachingTM

Imania Detry
The Abyss Salon
67 E.16th Chicago Il 60617

Indigo Spins/Barbara Pillow Sidibeh
FB: Indigo Spins
Home Food Preservation Practioner

Iris Berry
Wellness & Lifestyle Coach

Isis Media Consulting/E.Brandi Horton
P.O.Box 1685, Calumet City, 60409
Small business consulting, specialized marketing
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

High Style Marketing/Jada Russell
47 W. Polk St., Suite 103, 60605
Media outreach, branding, promotions

Kelli Kolors

P.O. Box 681434

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Makeup Artist

Khadijah Kysia

2415 W. Armitage, Chicago 773.633.8946

Licensed Acupuncture, Anxiety, weight loss, addiction KI Massage and Body Work

Kimosha Murphy
1525 E. 53rd, Ste 810, Chicago, IL
Deep tissue, Sport, Circulatory, Stress relief, Myofascial release, hot basalt stone & cool marble stone, hydrotherapy, arthritis, carpal tunnel, degenerative disk

Kim Taylor
Seamstress, Stylist

Kreative Soul
Pilar Audain Reed
Healing stones/amulets, waistbeads, spiritual advisor, costume designer, writer, Artist…your SPIRITUAL neighborhood onestop.

Krista Franklin
Collage art

Laura E. Knights
888.661.7104 888.619.5747(F)
MSW Coaching & Consulting, career and life coaching for individuals and groups, workshop facilitation & keynote speaking, Mastermind circle for women entrepreneurs
The Destined D.I.V.A. Lifestyle System (Daughters of Integrity, Virtue, and Anointing)
855.201.4940 888.619.5747(F)
Christian books, t-shirts, and events for teen girls and women; leader's training for faith-based girls' mentoring groups, program development support for girl-specific programming

Little Legacy Learning Care/Chantal Martin
Phone: 773-255-2717
Quality Home Childcare Serving West Garfield & North Lawndale Neighborhoods

MAAT/ Veronica Precious Bohanan
Art therapy, life coaching, youth development, girl and womyn-centered programming

Majani Catering, Inc./Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel
5032 S State Street Chicago Il 60609
Vegan/Vegetarian caterer

Marquese Martin-Hayes
The Proper Physique
Nutrition Coaching Program
The Final Fitting
Nutrition Program combined with Yoga fitness classes
Jus Juus
1442 N. Milwaukee (In The Silver Room)
Juice Bar, Certified Raw Nutrition Coach, UltraMarathoner, Author, Life Coach

Michael Nwoke1000 North Lorel Avenue
There's more to life than dollars + cents.
I make brands + communications to make a difference

Michelle Byrd GEMs Girls Empowered and Moving
3300 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL, 60624
Fb: gems Michelle Byrd
Youth Mentoring and Empowermen

AJA (Aluminum Jewelry Art) 709.528.0260
One-of-a-kind aluminum wrapped jewelry
Akeem Khan 773.406.8611 
Construction: Management, Remodeling/Rehab, Carpentry, Painting, Interior Design and Jewelry
Alabasta Lifestyle Salon/Boutique 708-445-1425
Haircare, wholistic beauty, wellness, education
Adrienne Powers 773-597-7272
Visual Artist/Painter
Angel Renee 
Hatha Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga and Children's Yoga, Photography
Aniba Hotep & The Soul Collective
R&B/Soul, Live Band Booking contact: Ishmael White