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Black-Owned Businesses That Flourished In 2021 – Forbes

Founder of Melanin Haircare Whitney White
Black Americans became business owners at a rate of 38 percent on average from February 2021 through the end of the third quarter. Hispanic business owners increased by 15% within the same time period, while White and Asian business owners decreased by 3% and 2%, respectively. The spike in success was aided by the Great Resignation, which occurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. 
For(bes) The Culture rounded up the year with Black-owned businesses that outperformed expectations while going above and beyond.
Love, Vera
Founders of Love, Vera Nate Johnson and Vera Moore
Love, Vera is a lingerie brand that offers both fashionable lingerie and everyday essentials. Founders Vera Moore and Nate Johnson are bridging the gap in opportunities for black women in the fashion industry and lifting the standard in terms of representation and diversity. The company embraces the usage of black models for all of our shoots to advocate diversity and inclusion. Moore, states the name comes from her boundless power as a problem solver, peacemaker, and unifier.
McBride Sisters Collection
Founders of McBride Collections: Andrea & Robin McBride
Half sisters Robin and Andréa McBride were fueled by a shared passion for all things wine, wine-making and a desire to shake up the industry with a blend of old-world elegance and new-world finesse. In 2005 McBride Sisters Collection was born. SHE CAN canned wine collection is part of the distinctive McBride Sisters Collection, which is inspired by all women who are pursuing their dreams and shattering barriers on a daily basis. And there’s the Black Girl Magic collection, which is based on the magic and tenacity of Black women and is meant to be enjoyed by everyone.
BLK & Bold
Founders of BLK & Bold Speciality Coffee: Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson
BLK & Bold was founded by Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson with the goal of popularizing purpose. The organization pledges to empower young people with tools to live their best lives and overcome common adverse circumstances by transforming a daily ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee or tea into a way of giving back. BLK & Bold donates 5% of earnings to programs that support youth programming, improve workforce development, and end youth homelessness.
Melanin Haircare
Melanin Haircare, founded in 2015 by sisters Whitney and Taffeta White, focuses on high-quality, natural products. The company’s enthusiasm stems from the desire to create products that assist the community. Their nutrient-dense products are designed for everyday women, men, and children who want healthy, thriving hair and scalp.


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