We Have Arrived
March-We Can Do It box; these Black women business owners have taken over! The first 2021 box featuring all women.
"Most people move only the dirt it takes to bury them." It can be morbid or pessimistic to some but to me I read it as one of the purposes of life. We all want to move something in our lives, be it whatever you want. We all want to make a statement and a lasting impression. To be remembered and not forgotten." inspiration from our featured artist Rajine the Queen
These eight women have businesses that carry products that build healthy lifestyles, promote creativity,create conversations and build cross country connections. As one off the comapines this month is from New York.
March's featured Baker
Melissa Lucille owner of Sweet Lucille's is amazing self taught cake designer and artist. Her work can be found at Rob and Lu's Kitchen Featured in the March-We Can Do It Box.
Owned by the husband and wife duo, Robert Alexander, and Melissa "Lucille" Alexander. When working a 9 to 5 was not cutting it for their family; while their employment was paying the bills it was not feeding their creative nature and was taking precious time away from their 3 sons!
So with Robert being a trained chef and Melissa being a self taught baker and cake decorator it only made sense for them to put their talents together and make magic! They both took a leap of faith and put in their two week notices and went full throttle with their business plan! Robert caters events, and Melissa makes the sweets!
Their mission is to bring high quality, unique, and delicious flavor to the community, and they hope to open a brick and mortar bakery and food truck in the very near future
Purchase your $5 raffle ticket to win a cake of your choice.
Youth Voices Box Featuring...
Sasha Aminkeng aka SashaFierce is a multi-talented Girl Boss!! Sasha has excelled in academics, dance, and robotics.
GirlBawse Cosmetics is a creative outlet, that has allowed her the opportunity to leverage her business to fundraise for her dance voyages and to learn more about being an entrepreneur. She offers vegan homemade lipgloss and vegan lip scrubs.
Sasha dances with Dominion Dance Company on the Junior Competition Dance Line. Her disciplines include ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and jazz. So far she has traveled to national competitions in New York, Atlantic City, Disney World, and the Bahamas.
Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Wulf Sasha has started Fierce Robotics, which is an all girls robotics/coding team. Fierce Robotics will compete in a statewide competition through the MN STEM Partnership and Lego League.
Sasha looks forward to growing her brand under GirlBawse Cosmetics and teaching other young girls how to start a business from scratch or through a private label!!
Local Artists Featured....
This collection of art is amazing. Showcases four different artists. Check out the order page for complete description of contents.
“Supporting Black Businesses, one box at a time"
Ordered two different boxes during the holiday season. One for my family and one to gift, and I could not be happier!Every product was amazing! We are definitely going to be buying more from the businesses that were in the box.I’m really looking forward to ordering again and seeing what else we get!
Personal delivery of unique household items, art, and other surprises - something for everyone and provides a much needed spotlight and awareness of black owned businesses... a win, win, win! Highly recommend.
I enjoyed everything in the box I received. I loved the variety of items and being able to support black entrepreneurs of all ages. I highly recommend ordering!
MNBlackBox is a great way to learn about so many different local black businesses and entrepreneurs. Your box will have a variety of products that will make you want to dig a little deeper and learn about who each amazing item. Plus, when your box is delivered it feels like Christmas...every month.
They have many options for boxes. I tried the Sweets and Treats Box and we loved it and everything inside. Unboxing was really fun. There are many different items. So many diverse and delicious treats! Treats that you know are made with love. It's great knowing you are helping local folks and their small businesses. Delivery was timely too. Highly recommended, order for yourself and for gifts!
We used Black Box for our team’s holiday presents this year - they were fantastic! It was great to learn about local companies and try new treats I’ve never had before. The Chin Chin was delicious.
Melody Iron EagleFeather
I ordered the Vegan Black Box and it was better than I expected! Beautiful arrangement with a good variety of treats. I will be ordering again!
A Special Thanks
MNBlackBox would like to thank Black Women's Health Alliance for their partnership and support.
Our cooperative work and commitment to Black Econoimcs aligns. This relationship represents both local and national businesses with a promotional platform. Visit the BEE Marketplace to find over 20 Black Entrepenuer women in business.