The purpose of the Play Pits’ Black Business Lift-Up Challenge is to "lift-up" Black-owned brands that we admire and respect during Black History Month. We want to unify our voices, power and reach to bring more exposure and awareness to our businesses. This is a collective celebration of US!    

Meet The Featured Brands

The Black Coffee Company

Launched in 2018 with the freshest organic coffee beans and #BlackCoffeeCo branded merchandise as a way to create resources and opportunities for our communities.

IG: @blkcoffeeco

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Selfe Steam Nola

Selfe Steam Nola is a wellness studio basked in Kenner, LA. Specializing in Yoni steams as well as self-care products and events.

IG: @selfewellness

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CEV Collection

CEV is the acronym for 'Clear Eye View' - Jaylon Smith's mantra. CEV is about the focused vision of accomplishing anything life has planned for you. About achieving the impossible and manifesting your vision.

IG: @cevcollection

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The Black Toy Store

Curated children’s toys, games, books, and gifts that reflect the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora.

IG: @theblacktoystore

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The Cooking Code with Chelsea; CC: 1103

As a self-taught chef, Chelsea creates healthy, delicious meals for for her clients.

IG: @thecookingcodewithchelsea

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Black Girl Sunscreen

Our story begins with the need for a sunscreen brand that caters exclusively to women of color.

IG: @blackgirlsunscreen

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Tame The Storm

Beauty, cosmetic & personal care.

IG: @tamethestorm

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Frères Branchiaux

Vegan candles by 3 bros. 10% of sales go to homeless.


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Green Top Gifts

Providing diverse gift wrap for every celebration.

IG: @greentopgifts

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Happy Flo

Daily vitamins for a happy, healthier period. My parents deaths at the age of 41 and 42 from illnesses that were caused by poor nutrition and lack of education really was the catalyst for me venturing into a holistic health journey at the age of 35.


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From The States

We are here to own who we have become. Our history has tried to define who we are. Over time, we have developed and grown. Our lived experiences have created American culture. So when they see us anywhere in the world they know.... it’s From The States.

IG: @fromthestatesusa

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Grady Baby Brand Co.

The Grady Baby Brand represents the soul of a city, the heartbeat of a culture, and you don’t have to be born at Grady to wear it. If you want to be fresh for a summertime cookout or warm for a winter hang out, we got you. The Grady Baby Brand – buy it, wear it, rep it!

IG: @gradybabyco

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IVLeague Marketing

IVLeague Marketing is dedicated to leveling the playing field for minority-owned businesses. We provide marketing & business development services to BIPOC owners who face start-up woes such as, lack of capital, marketing experience, time and/or connections to scale at the pace of corporate conglomerates.

IG: @black_ivleague

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Ruby Love

An apparel company rooted in the belief that periods should never stop women from doing, being and going. She developed a smart, intuitive, patent-pending technology that offers maximum absorption, protection against leaks and stains, peace of mind, and complete discretion, so period days can be like every other day.

IG: @shoprubylove

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Confidence by Gabby Goodwin

I am the CEO of Confidence and a keynote speaker. My Mommy and I solved the AGE OLD PROBLEM of disappearing hair barrettes by inventing GaBBY Bows, the first and patented Double Face-Double Snap Barrette. We've also created girls' natural hair products to make styling easier.

IG: @gabbybows

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High Five Sports Zone

It’s designed specifically for younger children with everything from the field size – the height of our hoops – and incorporation of our lovable mascot, Murphy. Our unique approach to sports programming and birthday parties will give families a truly unique experience.

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Latched & Hooked®

A 100% woman-owned brand. Latched & Hooked's patented curls are non-toxic, stress-free, affordable and designed with the highest quality of synthetic fiber for women who wear protective hairstyles.

IG: @latchednhooked

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KAZMALEJE (Pronounced: Cosmology) is helmed by 3 sisters on a mission to make hair tools for kinky, coily, curly, and textured hair. Kazmaleje is your go-to brand for innovative at-home or travel tools and accessories.

IG: @kazmaleje

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BookDawg Sports

1st Black-Owned Athletic Supply Company. The Home of BookDawg Sports.

IG: therealbookdawgsports

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Natural World Essentials

Handmade Natural & Organic Luxury Body Care Products to awaken & heal the MIND,BODY& SOUL!

IG: @natworldessent

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Healthy Hip Hop

Countless hours of original music that creates an enjoyable experience at home and in the classroom.

IG: @healthyhiphop

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Koils By Nature

Blending the essence of beauty with the purest of nature is the motto and mission of Koils by Nature the brand.

IG: @koilsbynature

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SKINCARE FOR THE FORGOTTEN HUES, I'm passionate about sustainability, clean skincare & creating a more inclusive range of beauty products.

IG: @shopjacqs

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Rock Solid Reboot

I committed to a complete lifestyle change. Juicing, along with switching to a whole food, plant-based diet, helped me improve my quality of life and lose weight.

IG: @rocksolidreboot

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Offering a diverse array of skin-toned bandages.

IG: @browndages

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Supermom Culture

Streetwear Clothing to celebrate moms & their families.

IG: @supermomculture

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Sweet Monroe’s Bakery

High-quality custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pastries that keep everyday health challenges in mind.

IG: @sweetmonroesbakery

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Audrey Clark

Empowering women to build their communities through training for spiritual, mental and physical growth.

IG: @audreylorane_fitness

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FBF Body

FBF Body was created to provide apparel solutions for women on their wellness journey, to encourage them to love the bodies they have right now, while also working on the best version on themselves.

IG: @fbfbody

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Puzzle Huddle

Frustrated with the lack of diverse images shown on commercially-produced puzzles, our family began creating unique puzzle designs. We are so proud to provide puzzles that showcase inclusive images that our children, and yours, will love.

IG: @puzzlehuddle

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Fruition Hat Company

A lifestyle hat brand that encourages freedom of expression through style and accessories; no boundaries attached. The only rule: Be you, Be True.

IG: @fruitionhatco

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