DKC Voices: Black Business Month

3 min readAug 11, 2022

August is Black Business Month! For this month’s edition of DKC Voices, we asked for Black-owned business recommendations from our very own.

The Salt Eaters Book Shop recommended by Daedra Staten

Location: Inglewood California

“The Salt Waters Bookshop is an intelligent bookstore in Inglewood, CA prioritizing books, comics, and zines by and about Black women, girls, femmes, and gender expansive people. Inspired by The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara, our shop is working to create a resting ground for us all, a place to come home.” The store can also be shopped online.

Mensah Chiropractic — recommended by Drew Staten

Location: West Hollywood, California

Based in West Hollywood, Dr. Mike Mensah says, “I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself. The role of the chiropractor is to assist in this healing process.”

Rele M ‘Bèl recommended by Tyisha Donaldson

Location: Online

“Rele m ‘Bèl is a Black woman-owned, handmade, luxury, self-care, reiki-infused lifestyle brand. It is 100% natural and sustainable. Self-care is a priority, especially when discussing mental health. This brand was created in support of woman empowerment and overall self-love plus as the creator (a friend of mine) always said- “You’re already beautiful here’s a little reminder!”

The Harlem Candle Companyrecommended by Nichole Rhondon

Location: Online

The Harlem Candle Company is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem.

Negril BKrecommended by Jasmin Ramsey

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Negril BK is an upscale Caribbean restaurant where guests can enjoy original Caribbean-style cocktails in their welcoming Caribbean-esque setting which includes a mural paying homage to the Spirit of Carnival and Steelpan. Local DJ’s and weekend live music make for an energetic and lively island vibe. *Fun Fact* DKC Employee Jasmin Ramsey’s family is part-owner!




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