There’s only one Black-owned business you need to know if you’re looking to support Black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh. And it’s not a brick-and-mortar operation; it’s more like a resource. 

Launched at the end of May 2020 by Kyley Coleman, BlackOwnedPGH is an Instagram account that showcases Black-owned businesses in the Pittsburgh area. So if you’re looking to buy Black, finding those to support is as simple as opening your phone. 

“It’s fulfilling to know that BOPGH has played a critical role in the importance of helping business owners gain customers,” Coleman wrote in a VisitPittsburgh piece. “Additionally, it is rewarding to know that so many people in the Pittsburgh community are actively spending their dollars to accomplish a goal of economic equity for these businesses.”

Say you’re in the market for a few fresh baked goods, and you actively want to purchase from a Black baker. You can open BlackOwnedPGH’s IG feed and scroll until you see the words “bakery.” Each square holds the name of the business and what type of operation it is. If you click on it and swipe through the carousel, you can also see photos of the company. When scrolling for “bakery,” in less than a minute, I found Shell’s Sweets and Treats, Dana’s Bakery, and Cakes by Joelisa. 

With BlackOwnedPGH on your side, buying Black is made easy.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Jordan Snowden

Jordan Snowden is a Pittsburgh transplant who loves all things literature and music-related. She runs @jord_reads_books, a thriving bookstagram (book Instagram) account where she shares her love for reading and connects with other bookworms. You can usually find her at a concert, nose-deep in a book, or hula hooping.

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