On Juneteenth on Friday, June 16, our country will commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, a date that became a federal holiday two years ago. It honors June 19, 1865, when the last Confederate community of enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, received word that they had been freed at least.
Here in Washington, D.C., we can celebrate Juneteenth in our own city by visiting businesses and restaurants that are owned by hardworking Black entrepreneurs who have put their all into their creative endeavors. Check them out here!
The Museum, located at 2014 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C. which will take you 10 minutes to get to via car, is a gallery and shop with works by established and emerging artists, plus premium clothing and collectibles.
Their mission is to offer an opportunity for local and international artists and designers to introduce, sale and market their products in their gallery while giving internships to high school and university students interested in fashion retail operations, merchandising, sales and marketing.
The Spice Suite, located at 2201 Channing St NE, Washington, D.C. which is a nine-minute journey from your RESA apartment, is the culminating vision of owner Angel Gregorio’s love of good food and people. Staying true to the motto “food is fashion,” Angel mixes spices and herbs to create couture blends and spice ensembles that inspire chefs and home cooks alike.
Angel is a mom, home cook, activist and educator with a knack for blurring the line between food and fashion. In 2015, she walked by a vacant store front with no plan or desire to be a small business owner and decided on the spot to turn it into a spice shop. That spice shop has become a dream incubator and haven.
2014 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20018
2201 Channing St NE, Washington, D.C. 20018