Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans. One way to do this is to support the African-American community by supporting Black-owned businesses. Here are just a few Black-owned businesses that provide exceptional service and making a difference in the community.
The Rose House is a (powerful) non-profit with the mission of empowering single mothers for life self-sustainability. Founded by Omaha native Tarae Peoples, they don’t just offer a handout and a hand up. In addition to the pantry that offers diapers, formula, and other items to single mothers, they also provide parenting coaching and training and financial literacy classes, mental health support, and education support.
The Rose House is trying to raise money to purchase a temporary housing facility for its participants.
Donations of diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food can be dropped off at their physical location, but if you’re not in Omaha and would still like to make a difference, you can donate here.
This 9-year-old self-proclaimed “Boss With The Gloss” is the owner of an online vegan and cruelty-free beauty line. Having been featured in the Columbian and AList, this miniature (boss) maximizes her (influence) by donating a portion of each sale to help children in the foster care system.
Check her out on Instagram @boujeevegangirl.
Taste of New Orleans
6023 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104
After relocating to Omaha from New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the owners of this Omaha staple are still serving up some of the most delicious, fresh recipes from the bayou right here in Omaha. Their menu features classics like Po Boys and Jambalaya while also putting a fresh NOLA twist on other favorites with their bold-flavored 504 Tacos. Mention that you saw them on Omaha Mom to receive a special offer.
You can find them in Ted & Wally’s at 6023 Maple St. Omaha, NE, 68104, or follow the food truck on Facebook
5907 Maple St. Omaha, NE
This hair salon has been a staple in the Benson neighborhood since 2006. They service all types and textures of hair. They are also really good with kids, so the next time you or your little one needs a trim, give 3N1 Salon a call!
Founders Asia and Aledia teamed up to create Omaha Black Doula Association in 2019. Their mission is to “decrease infant mortality rates by creating the standard for healthy birthing experiences through education for our underrepresented communities.” Contact them on Facebook or through their website.