Celebrate National Black Business Month in Cambridge

08/10/23  |  Rebecca Taplin

Cambridge is brimming with businesses that reflect a commitment to inclusivity and entrepreneurship. In honor of National Black Business Month (August), we want to help you find Black-owned businesses in our neighborhoods. From cozy cafés to cutting-edge tech companies, these establishments bring not only customers and revenue, but also diverse and culturally rich perspectives, to the streets and squares of Cambridge and beyond.

The following is a sample of the Black-owned businesses thriving all around you. Their descriptions come from their own marketing materials. Please make a point to visit, engage with, and uplift these and other Black-owned businesses now, and all year long. Their presence and success help make our city a great place to live!


For more information, and to peruse a directory of Black-owned businesses in Cambridge, go to the City of Cambridge web page here for all the details. If you’re interested in Boston-based Black businesses, go here. For information on other cities or towns, go to their chamber of commerce website, or call city hall. If they don’t have a directory, encourage them to create one!


New Chapter Services (Construction and Home Improvement): 

New Chapter offers high-quality Painting, and Property Maintenance Services to its Commercial, Residential and Federal clients in the Greater Boston area. 


La Fabrica Central (Dining):

Welcome to La Fabrica, where life is celebrated through our Spanish Caribbean cuisine and lively atmosphere! Feed your soul with our  flavorful dishes of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. There's always a seat for you "en nuestra casa" in the heart of Central Square, whether you join us on one of our beautiful patios or in our decorated dining room!


Zina’s Hair Salon (Hair, Nail, and Skincare): 

At Zina’s Hair Salon, our mission is to help you achieve healthy, strong, beautiful hair that makes you look and feel fabulous. We’re not just a salon, we’re your partners on your hair journey.


Diversity Development (Coaching and Consulting):

We develop compliance programs and standards for developers, owners and construction managers. We create and manage employment and training programs. We coordinate diversity studies and compliance reviews.


33Fusion (Gifts and Specialty Goods): 

A holistic, authentic, sustainable, and eco-friendly brand, the first of its kind to offer Fine Arts and Fashion, in a setting that is part boutique, part art gallery.


The Loop Lab (Media and Events):

A BIPOC-led nonprofit social enterprise specializing in media arts internships and digital storytelling in Greater Boston. Our mission is to empower Womxn and People of Color in the media arts to develop careers in audio/video through job training and job placement.

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