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Want to support a black-owned business in Bloomington? Here are some to consider.


Many people are looking to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are also looking to support black-owned businesses in their communities as a result of the recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and other acts of police brutality against black people.

Bloomington has over 30 black-owned businesses ranging from hair salons to food trucks to legal services. Here is a categorized list to check out.


Carson’s Catering & BBQ

3878 W. Third St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 369-4449

Status: Delivery and curbside pick up available.

JD’s Taste of Chicago

(812) 325-4859

Status: The food truck is active with updates of location on their Facebook page.

Top Shotta Jerk Chicken & Cuisine

(812) 361-3912

Status: As of June 6, they announced they will be closed to the general public until next week. Locations and times will be posted on its Facebook page. The restaurant encourages customers to preorder by calling them to avoid a long wait.

PopKorn Kernels with a Twist

112 S. College Ave.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 318-3945

Status: The business ask customers who come to the store to wear a mask and they will supply hand sanitizer at the door. Orders can also be called in or placed online. It is open Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m.

Rasta Pops

(812) 597-0445

Status: Rasta Pops said in a Facebook post they are unsure whether they will return for the summer season if large gatherings are not allowed. More announcements may be made on their Facebook page.

Dreamers Delight MeSorrel Jamaican Tea

Available at stores, such as Big Red Liquors and Bloomingfoods.


Angela’s Ebony Hair Designs & Barber Shop

534 S. College Ave.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 331-2472

Status: Appointments must be made in advance. Guests are asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry, wear a mask, and not bring any extra guests. There will be a wireless temperature check before all appointments.

Btown Beauty Supply & Salon

805 S. Rogers St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 361-7929

Status: They are open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. They also have Trendin Vendin LLC vending machines with beauty supplies and self care products available anytime.

Razor Image Barbershop & Salon

223 S. Pete Ellis Drive #1

Bloomington, Indiana

(812) 287-7166

Status: Appointments must be made and can be done by calling or booking online. All customers' temperatures will be checked upon entering. They ask customers to wear a mask and not bring extra guests.

Empress A’Shauntess Beauty Supply & Natural Hair Studio

1328 N. Woodburn Ave.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 369-2431

Status: Appointments can be made on their online booking website. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hoosier Barber Shop

908 N. Walnut St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 332-0444

Status: The shop is taking appointments and is open Tuesday through Saturday.

The Waxing Studio II

421 E. Third St., Suite 5

Bloomington, IN

(812) 339-7040

Status: They are taking appointments only Wednesday through Friday. All customers are asked to wear a face mask.

Cry Babies Electric Tattooing

116 S. Grant St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 361-7940

Status: The shop is open for appointments only.

Lawyers & Consulting

Alphonso Manns Esq.

(812) 336-8076

William R. Morris, JR. Esq.

(812) 345-2361

Construction & Home Improvement

Jeff Clark Painting LLC

(812) 327-3677

Clark’s Concrete

Sheer Elegance Draperies, Blinds and More

(812) 331-9190

Business run out of owner's home


Southern Indiana Family Practice Center & Rejuv Aesthetics

1403 Atwater Avenue

Bloomington, IN

(812) 339-6744

Status: They are only conducting telemedicine appointments at this time. This can be scheduled by calling or requesting a session on their website.

IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians Family & Internal Medicine

1302 S. Rogers St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 353-3700

Status: Most visits are being conducted through IU Heath Virtual Visits or by phone. If an in-person visit is necessary, patients will be screened upon entry and required to wear a facemask.

Thelma Lynn Young-Bolden, RN, MSN, CS

 (812) 334-3342

Virshawn Champion, LCSW, ACSW, LLC

(812) 327-7409

Various Other Services

Griffin Realty

735 S. College Ave.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 323-7232

Status: They are routinely sanitizing their office and maintaining social distancing with clients. They are also wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Virtual tours may also be offered.

Ampersand Weddings & Events


C&T Clean Team, LLC

(812) 219-8843

Status: Workers are wearing masks and gloves. They ask if a customer is sick or has recently traveled to social distance while they are cleaning. CDC approved cleaning products are used and equipment is disinfected between customers.

Divine Transformations

223 S. Pete Ellis Dr.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 203-2089

Status: They have online training programs and one-on-one nutrition coaching available.

PJ’s Tax Service, LLC

(812) 325-9165


Business run out of owner's home.

Sew Secret

908 N. Walnut St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 671-2200

Status: Business still operating under COVID-19.

The Bike Shop

209 S. Rogers St.

Bloomington, IN

(812) 674-1136

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