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Locally Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement

by Fernanda DeSouza

posted on June 05, 2020

Photo Courtesy: iStock/frimages

To the Dorsia community,

We are deeply saddened and outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless individuals who have lost their lives to systematic racism and police brutality over the years. We are here to say that Dorsia stands in solidarity with the Black community.

There is a lot of work to be done and we understand that as a company, we need to do more, to listen more, and to understand more. At this time, Dorsia is stepping back and reassessing how to better use our platform to champion Black voices and this cause.

One of the first steps we are taking is joining our friends at Bandcamp by making a contribution to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

You can make a direct donation, or partake in Bandcamp’s efforts where, on June 19 of this year and every consequent year, 100% of their proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Our team has compiled an evolving list of businesses currently opened for takeout and/or delivery across major cities in the United States. The list also includes cultural institutions, landmarks, and other POC-owned businesses that may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but which we look forward to reopening in the near future. And don’t forget to check out other articles on our blog, The Corner, including our guide to Black History month landmarks in New Orleans and the culinary training program for inmates at a Michigan prison system.

We are grateful for our audience and look forward to working on a meaningful commitment that will help battle systemic racism in this country.

In solidarity,

Dorsia

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New York

Food & Drinks

  • Bate Nabaya (Bronx)
  • Bunna (Bushwick)
  • Peaches Kitchen & Bar (Bed-Stuy)
  • Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop (Bed-Stuy)
  • The Door (Jamaica)
  • Seasoned Vegan (Harlem)
  • Sol Sips (Bushwick)
  • Home Sweet Harlem (Harlem)
  • Peaches Hot House (Bed-Stuy)
  • Sisters (Clinton Hill)
  • Nûrish (Prospect Heights)
  • Happy Cork (Bed-Stuy)
  • The Bergen (Crown Heights)
  • Sip Unwine (Flatbush)
  • Le Succulent (Park Slope)
  • Zanmi (Prospect Lefferts Garden)
  • Kafe Louverture (Bed-Stuy)

Shops

  • Make Manifest Community Space
  • The Wrap Life (Sunset Park)
  • BGLH Marketplace (Bed-Stuy)
  • Moshood Creations (Fort Greene)
  • Byas & Leon (Bed-Stuy)
  • Sacred Vibes Apothecary (Flatbush)

Art & Culture

  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx)
  • Zion Gallery (Bed-Stuy)
  • Richard Beavers Gallery (Bed-Stuy)
  • Apollo Theater (Harlem)
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum (Corona)
  • Langston Hughes House (Harlem)
  • Studio Museum (Harlem)
  • African Burial Ground National Monument (Civic Center)
  • Weeksville Heritage Center (Weeksville)
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Hell’s Kitchen)

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Los Angeles

Food & Drinks

  • Chicken & Chips (Atwater Village)
  • Hotville Chicken (Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw)
  • Honey’s Kettle (Culver City)
  • Big Man Bakes (Downtown)
  • Orleans & York (Downtown)
  • Poppy & Rose (Downtown)
  • Fun Diggity (Compton)
  • Vurger Guyz (Downtown)
  • VanillaBlack Coffee (Echo Park)
  • Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (Hollywood)
  • Grilled Fraiche (Hyde Park)
  • Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen (Inglewood)
  • Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market (Little Ethiopia)
  • Sweet Red Peach (Inglewood)
  • Robert Earl’s BBQ (Long Beach)
  • Comfort LA (Downtown)
  • Bloom & Plume Coffee (Filipinotown)
  • Say Cheese (Silver Lake)
  • Alta Adams (Mid-City)

Shop

  • Kutula by Africana (View Park-Windsor Hills)
  • Carl’s Atelier (Century City)
  • CJ’s Elegance (Century City)
  • Lot XI (Compton)
  • Pinky Rose Boutique (Pico)
  • Union Los Angeles (La Brea)
  • Brigid Coulter (Santa Monica)
  • Eso Won Bookstore (Leimert Park)
  • 45 Three Modern Vintage Home (Mid-Wilshire)
  • The Plant Provocateur (Silver Lake)

Arts & Culture

  • California African American Museum (South Los Angeles)
  • Watts Tower/Watts Tower Art Center (Watts)
  • The William Grant Still Arts Center (Mid-City)
  • African American Firefighter Museum (Fashion District)
  • Museum of African American Art (Crenshaw)
  • The Underground Museum (Mid-City)
  • African American Firefighter Museum (Fashion District)

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New Orleans

Food & Drinks

  • Cafe Dauphine (Holy Cross)
  • Compère Lapin (Central Business District)
  • Bywater American Bistro (Bywater)
  • Neyow’s Creole Cafe (Mid-City)
  • Sassafras Creole Kitchen (Gentilly)
  • Willie Mae’s Scotch House (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Barrows Catfish (Gert Town)
  • Boswell’s Jamaican Grill (Mid-City)
  • Praline Connection (French Quarter)
  • Bennachin (French Quarter)
  • Dooky Chase Restaurant (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Morrow’s (Marigny)
  • We Dat Chicken & Shrimp (French Quarter)
  • Stuph’d Beignets & Burgers (Gentilly)
  • Vegan Wit a Twist (Mid-City)
  • Fritai Haitian Street Food (St. Roch)
  • Second Vine Wine (Marigny)
  • Lil Dizzy’s Cafe (Seventh Ward)
  • Loretta’s Authentic Pralines (French Quarter)

Shops

  • Material Life (Seventh Ward)
  • Community Books (Seventh Ward)
  • Odie NOLA (online)
  • Studio Be (Bywater)
  • King & Queen Emporium International (Esplanade Ridge)
  • Kay’s (Garden District)
  • Mona’s Accents (Seventh Ward)
  • Cuban Crafters Cigar Lounge (French Quarter)

Art & Culture

  • New Orleans African American Museum (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Stella Jones Gallery (Central Business District)
  • Louis Armstrong Park (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Tremes Petit Jazz Museum (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Backstreet Culture Museum (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Le Musée de f.p.c. (Tremé / Lafitte)
  • Candlelight Lounge (Tremé / Lafitte)

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Chicago

Food & Drinks

  • Mikey’s Retro Grill (Indian Village)
  • Give Me Some Sugah (South Shore)
  • Soulé (West Town)
  • Denden Eritrean Restaurant (Rogers Park)
  • Demera Restaurant (Uptown)
  • Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine (Uptown)
  • 6978 Soul Food (Galewood)
  • Mr. Brown’s Lounge (Ukranian Village)
  • Sizzlin’ Skillet (Chatham)
  • Miss Lee Good Food (Washington Park)
  • Vee Vee’s African Restaurant (Edgewater)
  • Soul Vegan (McKinley Park)
  • Gorée Cuisine (Kenwood)
  • Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant (Edgewater)
  • Batter & Berries (Lakeview)
  • Brown Sugar Bakery (Greater Grand Crossings)

Shops

  • Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery (Fulton River District)
  • Kiwi’s Boutique (Near West Side)
  • The Frock Shop (Hyde Park)
  • The Silver Umbrella (Hyde Park)
  • The Silver Room (Hyde Park)

Art & Culture

  • Black Ensemble Theater (Sheridan Park)
  • Red Clay Dance Company (Hyde Park)
  • Essential Elements Chicago (Avalon Park)
  • Johnson Publishing Company Building (South Loop)
  • Chess Records (Chess Records)
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett House (Bronzeville)
  • First Church of Deliverance (Bronzeville)
  • DuSable Museum of African American History (Hyde Park)
  • National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (Roseland/Pullman)

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Washington D.C.

Food & Drinks

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl (U Street Corridor)
  • Fishscale (Shaw)
  • Roaming Rooster (Woodridge)
  • Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen (Park View)
  • The Kitchen Jerk (Edgewood)
  • Tsehay Ethiopion Restaurant (Park View)
  • Backyard Smoke Spot (Petworth)
  • Jerk at Nite (H Street Corridor)
  • District Soul Food (Capitol Hill)
  • Hype Cafe DC (Capitol Hill)
  • Pleasant Pops (Adams Morgan)
  • Service Bar (U Street Corridor)
  • Teddy’s Roti Shop (Shepherd Park)
  • Senbeb Cafe (Brightwood)
  • DC Puddin’ (Near Northeast)

Shops

  • Mahogany Books (Anacostia)
  • Nuebian Hueman (online)
  • Lee’s Flower Shop (U Street Corridor)
  • Frères Branchiaux Candle Co. (online)
  • District of Clothing (online)
  • Lettie Gooch (Shaw)
  • Brown Beauty Co-Op (Dupont Circle)
  • Sankofa (Pleasant Plains)
  • Loyalty Bookstore (Petworth)

Art & Culture

  • National Museum of African Art (National Mall)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (National Mall)
  • Busboys and Poets (Cardozo)
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (National Mall)
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Anacostia)
  • Marcy McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site (Logan Circle)
  • The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (Shaw)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (National Mall)
  • Anacostia Community Museum (Anacostia)
  • Howard Theater (Shaw)
  • Twins Jazz (U Street Corridor)
  • Malcolm X Park (Columbia Heights)
  • Emancipation Monument (Lincoln Park)

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