Black-Owned Business Giveback

Black-owned businesses are the backbone of the Black community, and it is time we rebuild the backbone. The new 101.7 The Truth has teamed up with Associated Bank for the Black-Owned Business Giveback to help local businesses grow and succeed. If you own a Black-owned business, The Truth wants to partner with you. The home of Milwaukee Black Talk is giving away $2,000 worth of free advertising for one month to the first ten Black-owned businesses who sign up at Ten businesses will win every month from now through next year. Let’s rebuild our community backbone through exposure on 101.7 The Truth!

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Black-Owned Business Winners: 

Good Entertainment 

“Good Entertainment is a Multimedia production company that develops and creates original content.” – Justin Goodrum

The Skin Museum

“The Skin Museum is a black owned award winning tattoo shop that specializes in many different styles as well as all skin tones. Our shop was founder during the pandemic by Christian Massey who has a vision to educate the community on tattooing from the history of tattooing to the tools being used during a tattooing procedure. Also educate the black community on tattooing on darker skin tones from choosing the correct color pallet to high contrasting designs that will properly heal over the life time of each clients.” – Christian Massey

MKE Lawncare

“Here at MKE Lawncare, we cater to the everyday person outdoor needs. Lawncare, landscaping, tree removal, & snow removal etc. I have been working in this field for almost 20 years the beginning of this year we became fully licensed and insured and in the process really discovered the ins and outs of running a business. We are committed to customer satisfaction, cater to our veterans, elderly, and disabled at a discounted rate. My goal is to be able to provide more Milwaukee residence quality work at affordable rate because times is already hard enough for some.” – Kwame Stephenson

Kalm Wellness Services

“At Kalm Wellness Services, LLC our guests are invited to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing experience. As we specialize in relaxation massage, it is our pleasure to help facilitate a soothing opportunity to free yourself from the anxieties of life. We offer a variety of services that help to increase circulation, improve mobility and help to facilitate restoration from fatigue, neglect or post-acute injury. Nestled inside of KRS Hair & Wax Studio, we are able to compliment an already expanded salon and spa that features a full service bar for guests along with beauty and esthetic services. YOU are invited to join me for a tour of the space, Q&A of services, a bunch of GOOD VIBES and an opportunity to book your appointment so that you can #ExperienceTheKalm for yourself ❤”  – Patrice Green

Networx Wellness Services, LLC

“We provide state and registry approved courses for those who are interested in becoming a certified or licensed child care/early childhood education teacher or owner. We provide training, resources and consulting services to help early childhood professionals succeed!” – Tina Oliver

617 Dance Space

“617 Dance Space is a SPACE created for women to express and enjoy themselves. 617 Dance Space is a space offering movement classes and creative events designed to bring women together and allow women to find themselves outside of their daily lives. We offer weekly dance/cardio classes, monthly ladies night events , private dance parties and more!” – Brianna Washington

Exposed the Podcast Foundation

“ETPF using the podcast as a platform to bring awareness and education to domestic abuse. Our goal is to use our voice to promote healthy relationships through trainings, conferences and/or workshops. We want to lift the fear and stigma associated with domestic abuse.”  – Minnie LaVerne Badger

Soul Brew Kombucha

“Soul Brew Kombucha, Wisconsin’s first black-woman-owned kombucha tea brewery. Soul Brew was founded February 14, 2019, out of a sheer desire to share my healing with the world. We stand on INCLUSIVITY, promote WELLNESS, create CULTURE and we are the brand you can TRUST. Our story starts with access and ends in triumph.” – Alesia Miller

Black Arts MKE, Inc.

“Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts and culture. Each year, we collaborate with over 100 local artists and arts organizations to bring to our community renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, and composers. Our arts community outreach programs serve over 15,000 underserved neighborhood schools, youth and their families including our new Youth Performing Arts Camp. Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee featuring an all-black, MKE-based cast. Black Arts MKE is a recipient of the NEA Grant for Arts Works and The Black Seed national awards. We are a proud Member Group of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.” – Barbara Wanzo

Efficient Cleaning Service

“Efficient Cleaning Services deep down dirty boy cleaning services we do the heavy lifting when it comes to cleaning and rubbish removal. we cater to the restaurant industry and where food is cooked or prepared we keep it sanitary clean. We also work with social organizations public and private. We have an outstanding track record online and with the BBB. Our website speaks volumes about what we do and the clients we service so please look into our company and you’ll find us to be a good fit.” – Richard Webb

The Nest Culinary School

“We provide cooking Classes for children Ages 5-18. We use local food to prepare healthy meals or their family.” – Artanyia Westfall

La Posh Salon

“Our goal is to pamper you, give you prompt service, and to bring out your individual natural beauty. Experienced in the healthiness of the hair. Our mission is to make you look and feel good about yourself. La Posh Salon is qualified. Whether you need a completely new hairstyle, and healthy hair you’ll find it here. It’s all about you! Check out our services, and call to make an appointment today!” – Natasha Roper

Eclat Enterprises LLC

“Éclat Enterprises, LLC is located in Butler, Wisconsin and is an expert in all areas of accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, outsourcing, and business services. We specialize in supporting professional service providers and real estate investors in plain English.” – Jeneen Perkins

The Pink Bakery, Inc.

“We make premium top allergen free baking mixes for people who have food allergies. We only use organic, Non-GMO, gluten free and fair trade ingredients. Everything is naturally vegan and made in a dedicated top allergen free facility.” – Nubian Simmions

Basia Rose Designs

“Basia Rose designs is a local sewing service business in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We provide custom orders and alterations to help people prepare for their special occasion. We specialize in events such as weddings and prom but can prepare you for any event. Everything is done in house and usually is a four to six week turnaround for custom designs. Alterations may be done same day but can take up to a week for a turn around turnaround. Suits and gowns what we work with the most.” – Basia Spencer

Emmanuel’s Mix LLC

“Emmanuel’s Mix was created 13yrs ago by Jacqulyn Tucker as a gift of love to her son, Emmanuel. An amazing snack mix that he could share with his high school friends. Affectionally called “”The Mix””, this treat quickly became a family and friend favorite. An avid baker, Jacqulyn used her skills to create Emmanuel’s Mix, a delicious coated trail mix using corn rice cereal, pretzels and mammoth pecans. Adding her unique sweet and salty coating for an irresistible snack that many refer to as “”addictive””. – Emmanuel’s Mix

AREA Greetings

“AREA Greetings is having a vendor fair on May 14, 2022 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The purpose of this event is to showcase the smaller businesses by having them all in a central location for locals to shop. There are many different types of businesses that offer creative and amazing services that many do not know about, due to being unwilling to travel in unknown areas. AREA Greetings would like to create an event where people are comfortable and enjoy shopping and meeting new people. AREA Greetings creates cards for All Reason’s Events and Affairs. As well, AREA Greetings creates a series of activity books that encourage and create conversation between loved ones.” – Barseana Simond

Jamaican Fair Trade

“My roots are in Jamaica. Milwaukee is my home. I created this company to bring the Jamaican lifestyle of ‘attitude is gratitude’ to the land of opportunities.  We’re more than a cup of coffee, we want to be your daily dose of the Jamaican experience. Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts and the birthplace of reggae.  But it’s also known for providing the world with the most sought-after Blue Mountain Coffee bean.  It’s smooth, savory, has a delightful aroma and no bitter taste…it’s the GOAT of Coffee.    Give our JACRA certified Blue Mountain coffee beans a taste. You want 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, “NO PROBLEM MON”.” – Dave Bent

Brush Box

“Brush Box is a black, women owned, immersive art company that focuses on using art as a modality for healing. We sell a variety of products that promote community building and self expression. Our best seller is the Build Your Own Superhero Kit, within this kit we provide all the materials needed to envision your own super self.” – Kadijha Jones