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50+ Black-Owned Eateries & More

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THE ROYCE

Columbus, Ohio

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BURGERIM

Columbus, Ohio

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LALIBELA

Columbus, Ohio

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CULTURE MARKET

Columbus, Ohio

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SHRIMP LIPS

Columbus, Ohio

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LIFESTYLE CAFE

Columbus, Ohio

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STADIUM

Gahanna, Ohio

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ICE CREAM ROLLERY

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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FLAVOR 91

Whitehall, Ohio

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J’s SWEET TREATS

Columbus, Ohio

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WAY DOWN YONDER

Columbus, Ohio

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HEN QUARTER

Dublin, Ohio

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CRAFTED CULTURE

Gahanna, Ohio

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SC BAR & KITCHEN

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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BLU NOTE JAZZ CAFE

Columbus, Ohio

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SUPERCHEF’S

Gahanna, Ohio

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DRELYSE 

Columbus, Ohio

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NILE VEGAN

Columbus, Ohio

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THE PIT BBQ GRILLE

Columbus, Ohio

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WHAT THE WAFFLE

Columbus, Ohio

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CHEZ RAMA

Columbus, Ohio

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BUCKEYE CRAZY

Columbus, Ohio

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UPPER CUP COFFEE

Gahanna, Ohio

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WILLOWBEEZ SOULVEG

Columbus, Ohio

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CREOLE KITCHEN

Columbus, Ohio

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LA GLORY’S 

Columbus, Ohio

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LINKS-N-LEMONADE

Columbus, Ohio

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ISLAND VIBES 

Columbus, Ohio

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ADDIS 

Columbus, Ohio

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BAKE ME HAPPY

Columbus, Ohio

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& JUICE CO.

Columbus, Ohio

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OUR BAR & LOUNGE

Columbus, Ohio

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IRIE JAMERICAN CUISINE

Columbus, Ohio

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B & K SMOKE HOUSE

Columbus, Ohio

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LINCOLN CAFE

Columbus, Ohio

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THE GOOD KITCHEN 614

Columbus, Ohio

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WYCLIFF’S KITCHEN

Columbus, Ohio

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FEED ME SANDWICH KINGS

Columbus, Ohio

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QUEEN’S TABLE

Columbus, Ohio

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TOO GOOD EATS

Columbus, Ohio

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JNY BAKERY

Columbus, Ohio

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THE RIBMAN

Columbus, Ohio

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TASTE (Trotwood)

Dayton, Ohio

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AGNES GRILL

Dayton, Ohio

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SAUCE THE CITY

Cleveland, Ohio

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CONSCIOUS KITCHEN

Cincinnati, Ohio

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#HowWeFight CBUS

CALL-TO-ACTION. #HowWeFight is a common sense response to injustice. Black people are being asked to intentionally and exclusively support Black-owned food establishments in Central Ohio. The overall goal is to uplift, empower and redirect dollars to the Black community.

No more reliance on others. We must build, protect and save ourselves. Anyone regardless of race, religion or gender affiliation is welcome to participate in this economic movement for justice and empowerment. However, the success of this movement is not dependent on the support of non-Black allies.

Central Ohio (Columbus) has over 305,000 residents of African descent. According to BlackDemographics.com, Columbus (Cbus) has the 26th largest concentration of Black people in the United States, comprised of African-Americans (FBA/ADOS), Jamaicans, Senegalese, Ghanaians, Nigerians, Haitians, Ethiopians and Eritreans to name a few. Cbus has the second largest Somali population in the nation with estimates at 60,000.

With the police killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Sam Dubose in Cincinnati and John Crawford in nearby Dayton, the State of Ohio has had high profile cases of extreme injustice. Columbus (a city named after known terrorist Christopher Columbus) has experienced the police lynching and executions of 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr., 47-year-old Andre’ Hill, 23-year-old Henry Green, 13-year-old Tyre King, 36-year-old Jaron Thomas. All five were killed by law enforcement officers in Columbus and no one has been held accountable to date. Unfortunately, there are many more examples of injustice and police violence within KKKolumbus.

One day before he was assassinated, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pleaded with the community to “Redistribute The Pain”.

In response to injustice MLK said “Now the other thing we’ll have to do is this: always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal… Never stop and forget that collectively, that means all of us together, collectively we are richer than all the nations in the world, with the exception of nine. Did you ever think about that? 

We don’t have to argue with anybody… Now we must kind of redistribute the pain…

Now not only that, we’ve got to strengthen black institutions. I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank (a Black-owned Bank)… I’m not asking you something that we don’t do ourselves… We are telling you to follow what we’re doing, put your money there.” Now these are some practical things that we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base, and at the same time, we are putting pressure where it really hurts. And I ask you to follow through here…

Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.

It’s been over 50 years since Dr. King delivered this message on April 3, 1968. For whatever reason the Black community has failed to follow through. The time is now. Share Black-owned businesses on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and use the hashtag #HowWeFight.

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