Explore

How To Spend The Day In Black-Owned Louisville

By Rachel George

Share

Louisville is the unofficial backbone of Kentucky, being that it’s the largest city in the state. Louisville is a city full of promise, potential, and burgeoning success amongst the black community.

Last February, Louisville launched a 10-week program dedicated to helping local food entrepreneurs open their business. As the entire city begins to get on board with helping black businesses thrive, here’s a quick rundown on how you can spend your dollar within Louisville’s black community.

Get Your Boujie Biscuit.

Grab the best biscuits in town at this multi-cuisine restaurant with Caribbean influences, like the new mouthwatering Curry flavored or seafood biscuits, served alongside freshly brewed tea.  There’s also they Brooklyn Biscuit and the Caribbean Sea biscuit with lobster, shrimp, and crab in a mild bisque.

Tour the Muhammad Ali Center.

The Muhammad Ali Center offers thrilling exhibits, video footage of his fights, and other interactive exhibits. Louisville’s Music Row offers a bundle deal including access to six other popular attractions in the Downtown area.

Visit the The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

Preserving the history of African Americans in Kentucky, the center shares stories about our accomplishments, heritage, history and more through unique exhibits, and leveraging programs and activities and encourages an appreciation for African American culture.

Savor The Flavor of Louisville

Make your reservation now at this trendy, chic restaurant in the Highlands. Owner Cyndy Joyner takes traditional Caribbean, Creole, and other soul food cuisines to create her own authentic culinary experience. Check their Facebook for hours, as they are only open Wednesday- Sunday.

Laugh at Frank’s and Niddy’s Comedy Club

Comedian Rico Lovelace is amongst the few comedians that have performed at the first and only black-owned music and comedy club. The club also hosts open mics and Saturday night R&B and comedy improv sets.

Share
Travel Noire

Rachel George

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

One Of Oakland’s Favorite Black-Owned Coffee Shops To Open A New Café In San Francisco

One Of Oakland’s Favorite Black-Owned Coffee Shops To Open A New Café In San Francisco

In 2014, Keba Konte founded Red Bay Coffee Roasters, one of few black-owned coffee shops in the United States. In a world full of pumpkin-spice,  Konte has stuck to his African origins and is managing to stand out in the Bay area with his candied yam lattes. RELATED: 15 Black-Owned Coffee Shops Every Traveler Should […]

Parker Diakite

Here’s What The First Black Woman To Run A Billion Dollar Business Travels With

Here’s What The First Black Woman To Run A Billion Dollar Business Travels With

Janice Bryant Howroyd is the founder and chief executive officer of ActOne Group, an employment agency that provides consulting and business services to a variety of industries. Operating in 19 countries across the world with more than 17,00 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide, Bryant Howroyd is the first African American woman to operate a company […]

Parker Diakite

How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Phoenix, Arizona

How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Phoenix, Arizona

Despite the low population of Black people in Phoenix, where roughly 6 percent identify as African American, minority-owned businesses are thriving in Arizona’s capital city. In fact, the 25 largest minority-owned companies in Maricopa and Pinal counties generated $524.9 million in revenue in 2017, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. If you’re looking to take a […]

Parker Diakite