August is National Black Business Month, a time to honor and celebrate the entrepreneurial achievements of the Black community in America. Many Black entrepreneurs, artists, and restaurateurs have established impactful businesses in Prince George’s — and these places are absolutely worth a visit. Take the time to enjoy a delicious baked good, up your skin-care regimen, learn a new skill, get a fresh look, and so much more.

Show your support by heading to any and all of these 10 Black-owned businesses this August:

  1. Founded by a first-generation Nigerian American, Spice Kitchen Grill in Brentwood is dedicated to the reformation, education, and empowerment of Black people— and it showcases its mission through West African street food.
  2. Sign up for a sewing class at Sew Chic Fabrics and Crafts in Mount Rainier to learn, or advance your sewing skills — or attend a workshop for a specific project, like creating a leather tote bag or sewing a pair of jeans.
  3. The founder of Brookie Girl Bath & Body Care created her business after her daughter had difficulty finding products that weren’t too harsh for her skin. Now, the National Harbor company’s mission is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate life through luxurious, natural, and high-quality bath and body care products.
  4. Shagga Restaurant in Hyattsville specializes in Ethiopian cuisine, bringing the tastes of Ethiopia to Prince George’s. Order the sambusas, doro wot, kifto, gomen, or any of the other specialties.
  5. Zaaf, a shop in National Harbor, brings high-end products meticulously sourced and crafted in Africa to buyers in the U.S. These products create a wave of social impact and economic development.
  6. The mother-daughter duo who founded PHATVegan is working to impact eating habits by introducing delicious plant-based comfort food to the community. Try the PHAT Mac burger or the Chikk’n slider box.
  7. Book an appointment at House of Ketubah Bridal in Mount Rainier for a personal, private moment to find the wedding dress of your dreams, or head to the shop to browse the collection of luxury, designer gowns. You can say, “I do” in Prince George’s.
  8. Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Vault Desserts in Hyattsville, where you’ll find small-batch baked goods. While classics like banana pudding and cinnamon rolls are on the menu, you can also order inventive treats like a pie-stuffed cheesecake.
  9. Get a fresh look at the Hyattsville location of Ebony Barbers. The full-service shop provides any and every visitor with the grooming they aspire to achieve.
  10. Experience fine dining at Huncho House in Hyattsville, where you can try fusion dishes inspired by global cuisine. Start with the Wagyu beef cheesesteak egg rolls, continue with a spicy lobster mezzi rigatoni, and finish with a flaming banana foster cheesecake.

Deepen your connection to the Black community in Prince George’s. Follow the path of historic African American musicians.