BAOBOB - Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses Directory

BAOBOB - Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses Directory The Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) Directory strives to empower the Black community by supporting Black business and custom helping keep our dollars within our communities.
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Hello Business Owners! We are excited to forward some new grant information via our phone app!! Be sure to take action n...
10/23/2020

Hello Business Owners!

We are excited to forward some new grant information via our phone app!!

Be sure to take action now as grant submission deadlines are approaching fast.

We will be sure to pass on new grant information as received and let us know if you need anything!

Big thanks to all the funders who made this possible like Black Cultural Zone, City of Oakland and more.

Calling all Black & Brown Folks :Come Vend at AKOMA!⠀Live and in person!! Outdoor market vending opportunity!! Safe dist...
10/23/2020

Calling all Black & Brown Folks :
Come Vend at AKOMA!

Live and in person!! Outdoor market vending opportunity!! Safe distanced, masked but you can still see the smiles and feel the love.

First Sundays Liberation Park

Big shouts to AKOMA & @exoticlinx @thelemonadebar @blackculturalzone

We LOVE plugging our people. On that note, we have our “Getting Down to Business Series” starting back up again on Nov. 18th on WooCommerce.

Link in bio to sign up (go to website)

Consider these as critical portals to Black thought past, present and future.Marcus Books ✊🏿#therevolutionhasbeenwritten...
10/16/2020
An Official Guide to Black-Owned Bookstores in the U.S.

Consider these as critical portals to Black thought past, present and future.
Marcus Books ✊🏿

#therevolutionhasbeenwritten
#readingisfundamental
#supportblackownedbusinesses
#startnowdontstop
#holidaysarearoundthecorner

Shop now and always.

10/11/2020
COUNTDOWN: 1 DAY! 🥳Life is Living is a FREE celebration of Oakland life through Hip-Hop, intergenerational health, and a...
10/09/2020

COUNTDOWN: 1 DAY! 🥳
Life is Living is a FREE celebration of Oakland life through Hip-Hop, intergenerational health, and artistic expression.

Over the last 13 years, the historical festival has taken place at De Fremery Park in West Oakland.

This year is going digital for the first time ever with virtual activations of live music, theater, dance classes, kids activities, and our BAOBOB online marketplace!

It kicks off tomorrow! Registration link in bio!

@youthspeaks squad preparing for Life is Living Fest like...⠀that virtual life!⠀Y’all ready for the kick-off? Only TWO D...
10/08/2020

@youthspeaks squad preparing for Life is Living Fest like...

that virtual life!

Y’all ready for the kick-off? Only TWO DAYS!
Bringing you the Bay’s best vendors among some amazing programming.

Link in bio for more info. 🤗


#VirtualEvents #BAOBOB #LifisLiving #YouthSpeaks #CommunityEvents #BuyBlack #WeBuyBlack #BayArea #Oakland #SupportBlackBusinesses #Vendors #VendorsWanted #Jewelry #Accessories #LocalEvents #Booths #StartNowDontStop #LIL2020

@youthspeaks squad preparing for Life is Living Fest like...⠀that virtual life!⠀Y’all ready for the kick-off? Only TWO D...
10/08/2020

@youthspeaks squad preparing for Life is Living Fest like...

that virtual life!

Y’all ready for the kick-off? Only TWO DAYS!
Bringing you the Bay’s best vendors among some amazing programming.

Link in bio for more info. 🤗


#VirtualEvents #BAOBOB #LifisLiving #YouthSpeaks #CommunityEvents #BuyBlack #WeBuyBlack #BayArea #Oakland #SupportBlackBusinesses #Vendors #VendorsWanted #Jewelry #Accessories #LocalEvents #Booths #StartNowDontStop #LIL2020

10/06/2020

Counting down 3 days until @youthspeaks Life Is Living festival! 💜💜💜💜💜

We are excited to host an amazing array of vendors including:

Skin care, jewelry, home decor, gourmet lemonade, carribean food, cannibas wellness, and more.

Can you say variety?!

Link in bio for more information. 🏁

One more day to register as a Life is Living vendor (deadline is October 2nd)! Link to vendor registration in bio or her...
10/01/2020

One more day to register as a Life is Living vendor (deadline is October 2nd)!

Link to vendor registration in bio or here: lifeisliving.org

Who do you want to see in this virtual marketplace?

#VirtualEvents #BAOBOB #LifeisLiving #YouthSpeaks
#CommunityEvents #BuyBlack #BayArea
#Oakland #SupportBlackBusinesses #Vendors
#VendorsWanted #Jewelry #Accessories #LocalEvents
#LIL2020 #Booths #StartNowDontStop

Are you looking to support Black Owned Businesses, but you’re trying to keep your distance?Here is your chance to suppor...
09/29/2020

Are you looking to support Black Owned Businesses, but you’re trying to keep your distance?

Here is your chance to support some phenomenal small business and vendors of the Bay Area.
BAOBOB and Life Is Living/Youth Speaks are teaming to bring you the BIGGEST virtual festival
and online marketplace that the Bay Area has EVER seen.

Festival starts on October 9 and ends on October 12…BUT the online marketplace will be live as
of October 5 so you can have access to exclusive vendors and promos prior to the start of the
festival.
Mark your calendars because this is an event you do not want to miss!

Link in bio.

Be sure to tag all Black owned small business owners and vendors.

Have You Heard?⠀BAOBOB and Life Is Living/Youth Speaks are teaming to bring you the BIGGEST virtual festival and online ...
09/28/2020

Have You Heard?

BAOBOB and Life Is Living/Youth Speaks are teaming to bring you the BIGGEST virtual festival and online marketplace that the Bay Area has EVER seen.

Festival starts on October 9 and ends on October 12…BUT the online marketplace will be live as of October 5 so you can have access to exclusive vendors and promos prior to the start of the festival.

Mark your calendars because this is an event you do not want to miss!

Link - https://hopin.to/events/lifeisliving

Be sure to tag all you know who would be interested n attending the festival.



#VirtualEvents #BAOBOB #LifisLiving #YouthSpeaks #CommunityEvents #BuyBlack #WeBuyBlack #BayArea #Oakland #SupportBlackBusinesses #Vendors #VendorsWanted #Jewelry #Accessories #LocalEvents #Booths #StartNowDontStop #LIL2020

We love our Black owned Businesses! ❤️🖤💚Announcement: We will be managing the marketplace at this years @youthspeaks Lif...
09/15/2020

We love our Black owned Businesses! ❤️🖤💚
Announcement: We will be managing the marketplace at this years @youthspeaks Life is Living Festival. 🥳

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The Queen Yavette of @baobobdirectory has a vision for her Ankara wax print fabric to upholster her furniture in her message studio One Presence Message in Berkeley.

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By the way we Upholster furniture too!

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#ankarafabrics #ghana #nigeria #tanzania #senegal #maskswag #upholstery #funituredesign #africanfurniture

Join us this Wednesday for a free business education webinar we call "Getting Down to Business Series".In our next “Gett...
09/08/2020

Join us this Wednesday for a free business education webinar we call "Getting Down to Business Series".

In our next “Getting Down to Business Series” session, we are having a very necessary conversation with Reed Smith LLP [IG handle(s)]. We'll be covering how to understand the complexities of insurance claims and properly advocate for ourselves.
Some of the topics we will cover include:

● Business interruption coverage
● Components of small commercial policy
● Riot, civil commotion, and vandalism coverage
● Legislative and litigation developments
● The process of pursuing a claim

Sign Up Here: https://linktr.ee/baobobdirectory

Join us Wednesday for a free business webinar we can “Getting Down to Business Series”⠀⠀In our next “Getting Down to Bus...
09/08/2020
@baobobdirectory | Linktree

Join us Wednesday for a free business webinar we can “Getting Down to Business Series”


In our next “Getting Down to Business Series” session, we are having a very necessary conversation with Reed Smith LLP @reedsmithllp .
We'll be covering how to understand the complexities of insurance claims and properly advocate for ourselves.
Some of the topics we will cover include:

● Business interruption coverage
● Components of small commercial policy
● Riot, civil commotion, and vandalism coverage
● Legislative and litigation developments
● The process of pursuing a claim




#BuildWealth #supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome #blackowned
#onlineworkshops
#cultureforward
#bayareabusinessowners
#bayareaentrepreneurs
#bayareacommunity
#legacybuilding
#wealthbuilding
#blackandeducated
#instaevents
#buyblack
#thebay
#countdown
#financialeducation
#covid19resources

Linktree. Make your link do more.

#Repost @larenztate said it best・・・CHADWICK BOSEMAN. May The Creator Watch Over Your Family And Loved Ones As You Contin...
08/30/2020

#Repost @larenztate said it best
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CHADWICK BOSEMAN. May The Creator Watch Over Your Family And Loved Ones As You Continue On Your Journey King...! Thank You For Sharing Your Great Spirit And Talent With Us. You Made An Incredible Impact On The World! Much Gratitude. Love! 🖤
#ChadwickBoseman 👑🙏🏾✊🏿

#blackhistory

We pray for people who have lost homes, firefighters, farmworkers, and wildlife in California.We pray for the cultivatio...
08/24/2020

We pray for people who have lost homes, firefighters, farmworkers, and wildlife in California.
We pray for the cultivation of rich soil and healthy land and environmental resilience.

We pray for people who have lost homes, firefighters, farmworkers, and wildlife in California.We pray for the cultivatio...
08/24/2020

We pray for people who have lost homes, firefighters, farmworkers, and wildlife in California.
We pray for the cultivation of rich soil and healthy land and environmental resilience.

What Now?

Food banks are accepting donations
Disaster Relief Funds are Active
Local community gardens, farms and CSAs are active

#prayforcalifornia #californiafires #fireseason #2020fires

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week is Here!Here are some restaurants featured in our directory that are also a part of @visi...
08/22/2020

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week is Here!

Here are some restaurants featured in our directory that are also a part of @visitoakland's Black Restaurant Week collection.

Who's ready to chow down? 😋🍴

#bayareablackrestaurantweek #blackrestaurantweek #blackrestaurantoakland #baobobdirectory #blackbusinessapp #blackownedapp #bayareacommunityresource #bayareacommunity

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week is Here!Here are some restaurants featured in our directory that are also a part of @visi...
08/22/2020

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week is Here!

Here are some restaurants featured in our directory that are also a part of @visitoakland's Black Restaurant Week collection.

Who's ready to chow down? 😋🍴

#bayareablackrestaurantweek #blackrestaurantweek #blackrestaurantoakland #baobobdirectory #blackbusinessapp #blackownedapp #bayareacommunityresource #bayareacommunity #foodie

Happy Black August! ❤️💚🖤Swipe for some powerful Black History. #blackhistory #blackeducation #baobob #everforward #black...
08/01/2020

Happy Black August! ❤️💚🖤

Swipe for some powerful Black History.

#blackhistory #blackeducation #baobob #everforward
#blackaugust2020 #whatsthecall #freethemall #freemumia

Amplifying the Movement for Black Lives through The Breathe Act 📣⠀⠀⠀The Act is a call to: ⠀⠀1. Divest Federal Resources ...
07/27/2020

Amplifying the Movement for Black Lives through The Breathe Act 📣⠀


The Act is a call to: ⠀

1. Divest Federal Resources from Incarceration and Policing and End Criminal Justice Harms. ⠀❌

2. Invest in New Approaches to Community Safety through Funding Incentives ⬆️⠀

3. Allocate Money to Build Healthy and Equitable Communities for All People 🔄⠀

4. Hold Officials Accountable and Enhance Self-Determination for Black Communities 🤝⠀

It is backed by Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Representative Rashuda Tlaib of Michigan. ⠀



Text DEFEND to 90975 for mobile BLM updates⠀

#BREATHEAct #DefendBlackLives
#defundthepolice

California State closed outdoor dining on Friday July 10th for several counties on the COVID watch list.Alameda county a...
07/23/2020

California State closed outdoor dining on Friday July 10th for several counties on the COVID watch list.

Alameda county appealed and was granted permission to resume outdoor dining, as of 7/15.

A PDF with all of the mandates is available here:https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-outdoor-restaurants.pdf

Sending Big Love to our healing (s)heroes keeping us strong, fit and healthy inside and out. ⠀❤️🖤💚⠀Visit the link in bio...
07/16/2020

Sending Big Love to our healing (s)heroes keeping us strong, fit and healthy inside and out. ⠀❤️🖤💚

Visit the link in bio to access our app for more!⠀






#stayheakthy #supportBlackownedbusiness #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome #blackowned⠀
#cultureforward #bayareabusinessowners⠀
#bayareaentrepreneurs⠀
#bayareacommunity⠀
#legacybuilding⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#instaevents #buyblack⠀
#thebay⠀
#covid19resources

Today we celebrate 106 year anniversary of the U.N.I.A., one of the most influential movements in Black history.  Swipe ...
07/15/2020

Today we celebrate 106 year anniversary of the U.N.I.A., one of the most influential movements in Black history. Swipe for some literary gems by Marcus Garvey.

#unia #marcusgarvey #blackhistory #baobob #blackbusinessbayare #bayareablackbusiness #bayarea

There’s been a lot of talk about a Black dollar #blackout today, Tuesday, 07.07.20, and we’re all in.Really, there’s no ...
07/08/2020

There’s been a lot of talk about a Black dollar #blackout today, Tuesday, 07.07.20, and we’re all in.
Really, there’s no question that with capitalism, respect is connected to economics. But don’t y’all get it twisted. A day off from commerce doesn’t equate to a day of rest. Put that time you would’ve spent shopping to work demanding #justiceforBreonnaTaylor #sayhername
Today is the day to work that keypad!
s/o @kelseyulrich for the concise call list.
#arrestthem
#nojusticenopeace
#blackouttuesday
#nocommerceallcalls
#07072020

Our roots are in UBUNTU!  Today especially, that's our cause to celebrate INTERdependence over INdependence.  Here are f...
07/04/2020

Our roots are in UBUNTU! Today especially, that's our cause to celebrate INTERdependence over INdependence. Here are four ways you can be in UBUNTU, too!:

1. Buy with intention to support your community
2. Invest in Black owned business fundraising campaigns (1000 $1 investments is a $1000 dollars!)
3. Share positive reviews publicly, give constructive feedback privately.
4. Expand your barter network

What would you add to our UBUNTU list?

(photo from Scott Olson/NPR)

New BAOBOB App ❤️🖤💚Download it here: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com/With more than100 businesses listed, it's a good s...
06/29/2020

New BAOBOB App ❤️🖤💚
Download it here: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com/

With more than100 businesses listed, it's a good start but we want the app to work for everyone! Don't see a biz that you know should be on here? There's "suggest a business" tab. Please use the feedback tab to share thoughts on clean up. Let us know!! Tag ya' folks! Thank you!!

#blackbayarea #blackowned #bayareabusinessowners #bayareacommunity #wealthbuilding #blackownedapp #mobileapp #mobiledirectory #freedownload #supportblackbusiness

06/26/2020

Major Announcement!

Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Click this Link: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com

#blackownedapp #mobileapp #mobiledirectory #freedownload #supportblackbusiness #supportblackownedbusiness #supportblackownedbusinesses #baobob #bayarea

06/21/2020

We are highlighting #blackbusinessdads on Father's Day. First up is @exclusiveshoesrich!
🖤❤️💚

#baobob #blackbusiness #blackdirectory #supportblackbusinesses #supportblackowned #supportblackownedbusinesses #blackowned #blackfathers #blackfathersmatter

EXCITING NEWS!  This Friday is Juneteenth and to celebrate,  we are launching our Black Business Directory beta APP!What...
06/17/2020

EXCITING NEWS! This Friday is Juneteenth and to celebrate, we are launching our Black Business Directory beta APP!

What to do now? Visit our site to recommend a Black Owned Business! Especially service providers (mechanics, cleaning companies, electricians, etc.)

Juneteenth is a week away and we are here for this @youthspeaks x @bvoperahouse collab event!⠀⠀Also community call out! ...
06/13/2020

Juneteenth is a week away and we are here for this @youthspeaks x @bvoperahouse collab event!⠀

Also community call out! If you want to be part of this event you can submit a video by 6-14 at 5 pm. ⠀

#juneteenth #freedomaintfree #baobob #onlineevent ⠀
#juneteenth2020

06/10/2020

Who do you know that's a Black business owner who's also a father? Tag them below!

Call for Black Wealth-Builders!⠀Webinar this Thursday 4-5 PM PST. ⠀⠀Register using link in bio!⠀⠀Swipe to see a new book...
06/02/2020

Call for Black Wealth-Builders!⠀
Webinar this Thursday 4-5 PM PST. ⠀

Register using link in bio!⠀

Swipe to see a new book by our guest, Wealth Builder, Jasper Smith.��⠀
You can win a free copy and here’s how:�⠀
1. RSVP for the webinar at baobobdirectory.com/gdtb (or link in bio)⠀
2. Share the flyer to your page and tag us plus 5 friends⠀
�⠀
We'll randomly choose three winners after the webinar on June 4th. 🖤❤️💚⠀


We understand that chaos and some confusion is eminent during this time. So it is essential to FOCUS our EFFORTS into supporting Black businesses. Thank you!⠀






#BuildWealth #supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome #blackowned⠀
#onlineworkshops⠀
#cultureforward⠀
#bayareabusinessowners⠀
#bayareaentrepreneurs⠀
#bayareacommunity⠀
#legacybuilding⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#blackandeducated⠀
#instaevents⠀
#buyblack⠀
#thebay⠀
#countdown⠀
#financialeducation⠀
#covid19resources

Let’s be clear, EVERYTHING we do to live safely and comfortably in this country nourishes the racist system that oppress...
05/29/2020

Let’s be clear, EVERYTHING we do to live safely and comfortably in this country nourishes the racist system that oppresses Black people. Our dollars literally prop it up. Every permit we pay, every license or degree. Every paid ticket, every late fee, every dollar in interest, tax or tuition. Everything. The more we value what the system says we should, the more under the knee of the system we are. We just want to live but over and over again, we can’t breathe.

Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery and George Floyd did not intend to be revolutionaries. They were just living their lives. But today they are at the front of the revolution, along with Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Oscar Grant, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Nia Wilson and too many others.

We have to take seriously what it means to build our own. To stand firm on our boundaries and intentions. Riotous outrage is more than justified. Now we have to add to it a fiery commitment to collective responsibility, To protection. To vitality.. Make no mistake, we are neither at the start nor the finish line. We are in the long haul, the marathon… for our children’s children’s children and beyond. When harnessed, our focused collective buying power is the ultimate clapback. It’s our way out of the burning house.

#supportblackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #buyblack #baobob #everforward #collectivebuyingpower #economicliberation #intentionalspending #mutualbenefit #mutualaid

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Today, #Entrepreneur Magazine provided a list of black owned #businesses and #restaurants. They wrote, "This year has been trying for all of us, and it’s been especially difficult for black Americans, who have had to endure the worst of #COVID-19 (according to the CDC, 33 percent of hospitalized patients were black compared to 18 percent in the community) while being largely overlooked in the federal government’s initial round of CARES Act funding. The tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have only served to reinforce the pattern that the black members of our communities are all-too-often placed in disadvantageous or impossible positions. One simple way to make a positive impact is to patronize and support African American businesses. "
Hello BAOBOB Members, I am a filmmaker working with a team of documentarians on a project that speaks to the power small and large businesses have to help the world avert global climate disaster. It will feature real people who influence business (all of us) and their views that ultimately influence financial institutions to make investments that promote sustainability and green business practices. We need people of color who believe this is an important issue to bring their opinions on sustainable business practices to this project. We are especially interested in people who are business owners and professionals who make financial decisions for their own or other businesses. But with that in mind you would not be required name or speak about your business on camera if you choose not to. Yours could be an important voice in this series of films that will foster a candid and thoughtful conversation about sustainability and our responsibilities as business people in this time of climate crisis. It has been said, “Want to Do Something About Climate Change? Follow the Money”. The conversation will revolve around this topic, but invites your unique voice to help influence the business leaders and others who will be shown the films at business conferences and in one-on-one meetings with senior executives from various industries and will exponentially heighten awareness of how high stakes investment practices are changing the outlook of sustainable business success. It also offers an opportunity to promote your own your sustainable business practices. We’d like to include you and or someone you know as one of our on-camera people to talk about your view points and the message you would want to convey to the financial businesses that will shape the future of our world’s climate landscape. We will be filming over the weekend of Feb. 22 & 23rd in Oakland. If this sounds like something you have passion for please let me know a good time to talk and I’ll fill you in on more details. Thank You in advance for your time! Michele Dennis 510-220-3892 [email protected]