As a way to become an ally with the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve compiled a list of black owned businesses in both the Houston and Austin area that you can support.
Here are a few black owned restaurants in Austin TX:
Big Easy Bar and Grill
Country Boyz Fixins
Down South Texas BBQ
The Rolling Rooster
For a more comprehensive list click here
Here are a few black owned restaurants in Houston TX:
Neyow's Creole Cafe
The French Fry House
210 Fusion Cuisine
For more than 50 different options click here
For an extensive list on black owned businesses in retail, hair/beauty and service providers in Austin TX: click here
For a colossal directory on black owned businesses in Houston TX: click here
You can also donate to local nonprofits and community organizations that help to fight injustice on a local level. Some organizations in Houston include: The Houston branch of the NAACP, Black Lives Matter Houston and Restoring Justice. Some organizations in Austin include: Austin Area Urban League, Six Square and Austin Justice Coalition.
Support also comes in the form of signing petitions that can help institute change. There are a ton of petitions you can find on Change.org that take very little of your time to sign but can push a petition that much closer to its goal.
Lastly, educate yourself, friends and family on the importance of the BLM movement. There are a ton of books, movies and scholarly articles you can find that talk about racism and an unconscious bias. Help to start a conversation that can spark change, even within yourself.