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The holiday season is here and with it comes shopping! However, have you considered the buying power of the African American community? The Black community has a history of buying and spending money in America and this year is no different. The time to support Black owned businesses are here and is more crucial more than ever before as we need to keep the dollars in our community.

The holidays present not only a opportunity to shop til you drop but to spend much needed money to support black owned businesses more than that have suffered at the hands of the pandemic. Local black owned businesses in Tuscaloosa need your help to stay above water.

The internet has become the much needed ingredient to help black owned businesses who may not have a physical location. Many businesses provide products and services through online shopping stores. Before COVID-19, there were about 3% Black-owned businesses in the United States with more than 80% failing in the first few years. The term Buying Black has become a important call this year especially with the corona virus destroying Black-owned businesses.

Check out the local black businesses in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama that you can patronize below: 

KSV Restaurant-local great soul food with awesome food for your soul and belly by Joe Taylor located on Culver Road in West Tuscaloosa.

Catfish Heaven-Want a great place for great catfish, fish and wings? Try Catfish Heaven located off of Greensboro Ave, a great small place to get fresh hot food and a local African American restaurant.

Oak City Barber Shop-long time Tuscaloosa black owned barber shop that was once located Downtown Tuscaloosa and is now located on Highway 69 South. Get a fresh cut there!

The Coley Agency-Allstate Insurance from agent Michele Coley, a longtime Tuscaloosa citizen provides residents with auto insurance and more located on Hargrove Road.

Colvin's Auto Sales-the local used car dealer can find cars from everywhere. Colvin's has been on the corner of Skyland Blvd for 20 years or so and can help you find your next car.

Bail Bonds Express- Have a family member or friend in jail? Jerry Giles at Bail Bonds Express is a expert bondsman and can help with that and notary services too.

There are so many black owned businesses in Tuscaloosa from stores to restaurants to funeral homes and many online as well. Support and Buy Black this holiday season!

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