Honor Juneteenth with #ShopLocalColorado

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, has long been celebrated in communities across Colorado and commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and declared that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people were free. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation having been issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, many enslavers continued to hold enslaved people captive.

In honor of Juneteenth, we are highlighting Colorado Black-owned businesses that have submitted their business to our #ShopLocalColorado campaign. To find more Black-owned businesses to support this Juneteenth, and every day, please visit the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce member directory.

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Fit & Nu founding sisters pose in bright pink and yellow workout clothing

Founders of FIT & NU, sisters Joslyn Reese and Brittney Rae Reese, teamed up to revolutionize wellness spaces for women of color in Colorado. In March 2015, just two years after embarking on a life-changing backpacking trip through Central America, the sisters were on individual pursuits to create healthy habits of their own.

Joslyn’s love for nutrition began with juicing. As Head NUtrition Coach, Joslyn takes a (w)holistic approach by exploring simple ways on how to heal one’s relationship with food. Head FITness Coach, Brittney Rae remixed her love for dance and Functional FITness to create high-energy, body and behavior changing workouts that build strength, burn fat and empower the mind to keep going.

Booji Beauty Bar & Co.
Booji Beauty is a guest-friendly, upscale local hair salon that specializes in natural healthy hair styles. They offer several innovative hair and beauty styling services such as luxurious hair extensions services, braids, eyelash extensions, hair coloring and retail hair extensions.

Booji Beauty is driven by the idea that if a guest is treated with dignity, kindness, honesty and exclusive attention is given to their hair, they will be loyal customers and a direct source of referrals for progressive business growth. Booji Beauty also aims to be a community resource to provide under privileged women the same care experience in effort to bolster their self-esteem.

Flash Staff Co. 
Born and raised in Denver, CO and mother of three, Jernice Johnson started Flash Staff Co. in 2021 with the goal to help fill jobs from entry level, to mid career and upper level management for post-pandemic and job seekers.

Johnson grew up in Cole and near City Park and has seen these neighborhoods and Denver continually change. After Johnson’s family celebrated their 91st family reunion in July 2021, she realized that she wanted to be a part of the solution in Denver’s ever changing job market. With strong community values and the passion for collaboration Flash Staff Co. was born.

Staffers benefit from working with Flash Staff Co. as they have the opportunity to try out different jobs without the penalty of quitting or getting fired. Flash Staff Co. is available to help you navigate even the most difficult situations with call-ins, no shows or immediate hiring.

Queen Creams Cosmetics 
Regina Smith founded Queen Creams Cosmetics because she understands the importance of everyone feeling not only included, but loved. The importance of wearing products that not only feel great, but products that will keep your skin clean, refreshed, glowing and aging at the right speed in your life.

Queen Creams Cosmetics is a company created for everyday people. Their products are made with all organic, vegan and natural ingredients, without the harsh chemicals that damage your skin. Each of their products has amazing formulations and qualities to help keep your mind, body and soul youthful and glowing.

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