Black business guide

Rose Tax Solutions owner Latoya Rose

Social and economic justice are hot topics today, but many are left wondering what they can do to contribute and create positive change. While supportive tweets in solidarity are nice, many have begun putting their money where their mouth is by funneling their hard-earned dollars into minority-owned businesses.

A report by the Institute for Policy Studies found that between 1983 and 2016, the wealth of the median Black family dropped by more than half while the median white household saw a 33 percent increase in wealth. Meanwhile, the number of households with $10 million or more shot up by 856 percent. This report was released on would have been Martin Luther King’s 90th birthday—a sadly ironic anniversary, considering King’s fight to include economic justice and equal opportunity in the Civil Rights Movement.

The report highlights the fact that the United States continues to move even further from King’s dream as extreme income inequality is perpetuated by systemic racism and unjust policies. While these numbers are alarming, many communities are fighting back by building successful businesses and voting with their dollars.

In Tulsa, the entrepreneurial spirit that animated Black Wall Street in the early 20th century is going strong once again. Successful Black-owned businesses continue to grow all over the city, and resources to help build them are becoming easier to find. Here are just a few of the many successful Black-owned businesses in Tulsa.

If we missed your business, please send an email to voices@langdonpublishing.com to be included in the online version of this listing. You can also find other resources online, such as the Tulsa Black Owned Business Network and the Black Wall Street Times Business Directory.

Arts and entertainment

Black Wall Street Gallery

10 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite B | 918-521-8201 | bwsgallery.com

1-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

EDUREC Youth and Family Fun Center

5424 N. Madison Ave. | 918-430-3947 | facebook.com/edurecnorthtulsa

4-8 p.m., Monday-Friday

Greenwood Cultural Center

322 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-596-1020 | greenwoodculturalcenter.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Theatre North

Various performance locations | facebook.com/theatrenorthtulsa

Events and catering

36th Street North Event Center

1125 E. 36th St. N | 918-200-9046 | 36theventcenter.com

Chef Charlotte Shores

charlotteshores.com

Jamie James Kitchen & Catering LLC

918-510-8277 | jamiejameslee78@gmail.com | Facebook: Jamie James Kitchen and Catering 

Noon-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Tisdale23 Event Planning and Catering

907 S. Detroit Ave. | 918-899-2005 | tisdale23.com

Touch of Soul Catering and Delivery

918-946-0736

Tristen's Special Occasions

918-852-3100 | facebook.com/tristenspecialoccasion

Yvonne V. Matthews Business Center

240 E. Apache St. | 918-728-7008 | facebook.com/yvonnevmatthewscenter

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday

Food and drink

The Burger

405 E. 46th St. N | 918-428-2008

10:30 a.m.-7:50 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Cajunboil Catering

205 E. Pine St. | 918-230-2541 | facebook.com/cajunboilcatering

1-5 p.m., Saturday

Dipped by Brandie

918-407-8471 | facebook.com/dippedbybrandiellc

Elegance Dessert Bar

4717 N. Garrison Ave. | 918-840-7229 | elegance-dessert-bar.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Elmer's BBQ

4130 S. Peoria Ave. | 918-742-6524 | facebook.com/ElmersBBQTulsa

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday

Black business guide

Wanda Armstrong, aka Wanda J, owner of Evelyn's Soul Food

Evelyn's Soul Food

3014 N. 74th E Ave. | 918-835-1212 | evelynsoulfood.com

7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Wanda Armstrong, better known by many as Wanda J, has been cooking most of her life. She opened Evelyn’s Soul Food (named after her mother) in 2005, decades after establishing herself with Wanda J’s Soul Food Kitchen in 1974.

"It’s just something we love doing," Wanda J said. "I can truly say the community has really supported us, we have a lot of people that come through."

Many celebrities have passed through Evelyn’s doors, such as MC Hammer and Danny Glover to name just a few. The menu at Evelyn’s features comfort foods like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, and fried pork chops paired with veggies and soulful side items such as candied yams and fried okra. Wanda’s entrepreneurial spirit has been passed down with the opening of Wanda J’s in Greenwood, owned and operated by her grandchildren.

The Freeze

212 E. 46th St. N | 918-425-8102

10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday

Frios Gourmet Pops

105 N. Greenwood Ave | 918-949-9879 | friospops.com

Juicemaker Lounge

3508 S. Sheridan Rd. | 818-209-6345 | facebook.com/juicemakermusic

4 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Sunday

Leon's Smoke Shack BBQ

601 S. Sheridan Rd. | 918-798-7907 | leonssmokeshack.com

11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday

Mrs. T’s Kountry Kitchen

2115 N. Cincinnati Ave. | 918-794-8894 | facebook.com/mstskountrykitchen

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday

Oklahoma Style Bar-B-Q

2225 N. Harvard Ave. | 918-835-7077 | facebook.com/oklahomastylebbq

11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Oklahoma Toffee Company

1124 S. Lewis Ave. in Mother Road Market | 918-480-1400 | OklahomaToffee.com

Reba Dale’s BBQ

782 E. Pine St. | 918-425-1122 | facebook.com/rebadalesbbq

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday

Retro Grill and Bar

800 N. Peoria Ave. | 918-587-3876 | facebook.com/retrogb30

11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-midnight, Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. -2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday; noon-2 a.m., Sunday

Rozay’s Wingz

2627 E. 11th St. | 918-271-5051 | facebook.com/tulsawingspot

11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 a.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday

Rubicon

2248 N. Harvard Ave. | 918-398-0306 | facebook.com/rubiconrestaurantllc

11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Sugar by Charlotte

1124 S. Lewis Ave., Kitchen66 Takeover Cafe | 509-554-7044 | sugarbycharlotte.com

Sweet Lisa’s Cafe

1717 N. Peoria Ave. | 918-561-6099

11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday | 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday

TNT Wangs (food truck)

Often parked at 409 N. Main St. | 918-955-1739 | instagram.com/tntwangstulsa

Opens at 7:30 p.m.

Black business guide

Waffle That chef and owner Roy Tillis

Waffle That (food truck)

Often located at Apache Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard | instagram.com/wafflethat

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday

Local food truck Waffle That has only been on the scene for nine short months, but business is booming. In fact, chef and owner Roy Tillis plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant soon. I met Tillis just off MLK Boulevard and Apache Street, where the truck was operating that day. Despite freezing temperatures, cars lined the parking lot occupied by customers waiting on orders.

"We use our own syrup. Everything is made from scratch. My menu is one of a kind," Tillis said. Customers can pick from traditional chicken and waffles or try one of their flavored waffles (Nutella, cookie butter, and cinnamon roll) topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Don’t miss their signature menu item, "Chicken in a Cone," a homemade waffle cone filled with fried chicken bites and drizzled with syrup.

Wanda J's Next Generation

111 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-861-4142 | wandajs.com

8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Goods stores

3 Leafs Dispensary

2464 N. Yale Ave. | 918-764-8183 | Facebook: 3leafs Dispensary

9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Bethel Pharmacy

205 E. Pine St., Suite 7 | 918-505-9650 | bethelholisticclinic.com

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

Black Wall Street Market

5616 N. Osage Dr. | 918-770-6020 | facebook.com/blackwallstreetmarket

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

CBD Pharm

2324 E. Admiral Blvd.

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Dragonslayer Games

3944 S. Hudson Ave. | 918-991-0264 | dragonslayergames.tcgplayerpro.com

Elder Sports

8307 E. 111th St. S, Unit I, Bixby | 918-894-9177 | eldersports.com

Fulton Street Books and Coffee

210 W. Latimer St. | facebook.com/fultonstreet918

Mocha Books

5525 E. 51st St. Suite 205 | 918-236-9019 | readwithmochabooks.com

Natural Health Clinic

112 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-587-4500 | nhgreenwood.com

11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Off The Racks Boutique (online store)

918-381-0398 | offtheracksok.com

The What Not Shop

4747 N. Peoria Ave. | 918-425-5811

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Insurance and finance

5 Star Solutions

8218 E. 71st St. | 918-863-3000 | 5starsolutionspro.com

James Collins, Agent at Farmers Insurance

10159 E. 11th St., Suite 420 | 918-933-3821 | jcollins2@farmersinsurance.com

NextGen Tax Services

7806 E. 106th St., Suite 200 | 918-600-2299 | nextgentaxcpa.com

Smiley Elmore & Associates

4158 S. Harvard Ave., Suite E-2 | 918-745-9154 | moneyconcepts.com/celmore

Keith Ewing, Agent at Farmers Insurance

10159 E. 11th St., Suite 420 | 918-388-3934 | kewing@farmersagent.com

The Pillar Group, LLC

136 N Greenwood Ave., Ste 136 | 918-392-5665 | yourpillargroup.com

Black business guide

Latoya Rose, owner of Rose Tax Solutions

Rose Tax Solutions

107 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-358-7900 | rosetaxsolutions.com

Latoya Rose is a third-generation entrepreneur. After moving back to Tulsa in 2017, she opened her tax firm Rose Tax Solutions on Greenwood Avenue. The firm provides financial literacy programs, business coaching, and financial strategic planning.

"We do more than just tax prep. We are very much concerned with the overall vision of a person, and helping them connect the dots," Rose said. In addition to running her business as CEO and senior tax accountant, Rose is an author who travels to conduct trainings and speak on economic justice, and is the force behind the Black Wall Street Exchange, an event that brings minority business owners, speakers, and civic leaders together to network and promote the circulation of the minority dollar.

"We’re looking for those merchants who don’t want to not just make a dollar but who are going to also transform their community," Rose said.

Media

The Black Wall Street Times

17 W. 5th St. | theblackwallsttimes.com

The Oklahoma Eagle

624 E. Archer St. | theoklahomaeagle.net

Tulsa Star

newtulsastar.com

Services

Assistance & Integrity LLC

539-292-9646 | Facebook: Assistance & Integrity LLC

Open 24 hours

A&M Healthcare Clinic, LLC

3606 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. | 918-728-8512 | amhealthcareclinic.com

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

Allie’s Crown Florist

250 E. Apache St. | 918-430-1250 | alliescrownflorist.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

aNAILized by Anti

405-456-9356 | anailizedbyanti.com

AYD Trinity Travel

460 N. Xanthus Ave. | 918-809-3743 | aydtrinitytravel@yahoo.com

Barbara’s Graphic Arts and Word Processing Services

240 E. Apache St. | 281-903-6068 | barbara.middlebrook@yahoo.com

1 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday | By appointment, Tuesday-Saturday

Best of the Movers

918-505-8387

A Better Lawn Experience

918-841-2378 | cmelvin874@gmail.com

Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

1414 N. Norfolk Ave. | 918-687-5510 | biglowfunerals.com

Body Sculpting by Landry

7935 S. Memorial Dr. | 918-809-9680 | facebook.com/bodysculptingbylandry

Bravo Doors

4056 N. Elgin Ave. | 918-833-2411 | bravodoors.net

Color Me True Destiny Programs

918-850-3074 | mlhwilliams12@gmail.com

Doc J’s Heat and Air LLC

918-921-4240 | docjsheatandair.com

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and by appointment

Don Thompson Images

918-814-4262 | donthompsonimages.com

1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday

Dreamstart, brand development

918-732-9846 | mydreamstart.com

Dyer Memorial Chapel

2103 E. 3rd St. | 918-425-5549 | dyermemorialchapel.net

Elizabeth Hill, realtor

918-810-1302 | ehillhomes.com

Excel Professional Grant Writing & Nonprofit Services, LLC

(219) 810-4039 | excelservices07@yahoo.comgrants4me2.webs.com

Greenwood Avenue Gift Shop

19and21.com

Hush Harbor, grant writing and strategic planning

918-408-6821 | hushharbor909@aol.com

Innovations Lactation and Breastfeeding

3336 E. 32nd St., Suite 107 | innovationspcfitllc.com

Jack’s Memory Chapel

801 E. 36th St. N | 918-428-4431 | jacksmemorychapel.com

Jenkins Consulting Group

3768 N. Lansing Place | 918-808-6935 | jenkinscg.com

Ke Concepts

keconceptsllc.com

Kimberly's Janitorial Service

918-816-8311 | kimberlys.simpleybook.me

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

Lane’s Lawn Service

918-585-6921 | 918-734-5249

LasTop Management Company, Inc. and LasTop Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping, Inc.

918-850-6480

Lyons Repair Services

918-409-4899

Lumos Chiropractic, Dr. Fallon Long

7171 S. Braden Ave. | 918-960-0826 | lumoschiropractic.com

Modern Woodsmen of America

130 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite 401 | 918-884-7474

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

The Pin Man

802 E. 6th St. | 918-587-2405 | positivepins.com

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

The Pistolsmith

2145 N. Rockford Ave. | 918-408-6412

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Rock Your Party, Inc. (nonprofit organization)

1408 S. Denver Ave. | 918-367-0248 | rockyourparty.org

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Shoe Smiles

4606 E. Admiral Pl., Suite A | 918-636-1462

Skip's Body Shop

3251 N. Peoria Ave. | 918-425-1635

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Smith Repair Services

918-998-6161

Stingray Printing and Graphics

4533 N. Frankfort Pl. | 918-810-1207

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday

Street Geekz

1717 E. 40th St. N | 918-841-8874 | sgeekz.com

9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday

Griffin's Heating and Air

918-346-2541 | g.page/griffin-heat-air

Trabar Communications LLC - Public Relations

918-645-4508

Tulsa Dream Center

200 W. 46th St. N | 918-430-9984 | tulsadreamcenter.com

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Tulsa Window Tinting and Graphics

Locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and Owasso​ | 918-889-9477 | tulsawindowfilms.com

VickyB’s Dance Co.

130 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite 124G | 918-297-6644

Visions by Dee

346-386-3633 | visionsbydee@gmail.comvisionsbydee.com

Vision Branding, business brand consultant

918-587-1428 | rnadams78@gmail.com

Wise Moves Dance Academy

918-812-5617 | wmdanceacademy.com

With Love Holistic Birth Services and Consulting

2232 S. 137th E. Ave. | 918-282-9033 | withlovedoula.wixsite.com/website

Style and self care

Beads Please, LLC

918-720-6420 | facebook.com/mybeadsplease

Black business guide

AG Guipttons, co-owner of Black Label Grooming

Black Label Grooming

6373 S. Memorial Dr., Suite B | 918-270-3444 | blacklabelmg.us

9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m., Monday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday

Black Label Grooming is a men’s barber shop located at 63rd Street and Memorial Drive. Owners AG and Amber Guipttons celebrated the shop’s fifth anniversary on Feb. 3 of this year.

"We have a lot of fun. It’s a place where men from every race get to come laugh and talk about every day stuff," AG said.

For the Guipttons family, the barber shop is more than a business—it’s a place where families gather in fellowship. "Whenever people come and get their haircuts here, they’re more than just clients. It’s a community. I have clients that I’ve been cutting for over 10 years. I know their families, I know their children. It’s a good atmosphere."

Blow Out Hair Studio

109 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-576-6200

8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday

Claudia Hats and Jewelry

918-995-2787 | claudia.hats@gmail.com

Elegance Beauty Supply and Gifts

205 E. Pine St. | 918-582-5858 | elegancebeautygifts.com

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday

EJDezigns, custom jewelry

918-200-8539

Enlighten Candle Company

918 954-4200 | enlightencandlecompany.com

Essential MD

7806 E. 106th St., Suite 205 | 918-600-2233 | essentialmdtulsa.com

Habit Boutique

1717 N. Peoria Ave., Suite 12 | 918-986-9500 | habitboutiquetulsa.com

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

Howell’s Designer Suits

202 E. Marshall Pl. | 918-587-7775 | howelldesignersuits2.com

Jaded Onyx Soap and Beauty

2005 N. Owasso Ave., Owasso​ | 918-904-9382 | jadedonyx.com

Kimberly Kween Tulsa Stylist

6614 S. Memorial Dr. | 910-896-6776 | styleseat.com/kimberlykween

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Locks and Strands Salon

1044 E. Pine Pl. | 918-282-2018

9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Lord Primo

shop-lordprimo.com

Luxurious Turquoise Sun LLC: Natural Skincare

918-264-2324 | luxuriousturquoisesun.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Nu Celebrity Impressions

610-467-7377 | nucelebrityimpressions.com

Nuni Products

609-351-2039 or 918-829-9999 | nuniproducts.com

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Poppi’s Urban Spa

302 S. Frankfort Ave., Suite C | 918-932-8181 | tulsapoppi.com

10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday

Purple Rain Collections

782 E. Pine St., Suite B | 918-928-2613 | facebook.com/PurpleRainCollections

Ralph's Menswear

736 E. 36th St. N | 918-425-3933

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday

She-PHIT Athletics

918-973-7448 | she-phit.com

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday | 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

Silhouette Sneakers and Art

10 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite C | 918-732-9166 | silhouettetulsa.com

SistaDos Salon and Fine Grooming

6614 S. Memorial Dr., Suite 29 | 918-346-8397 | facebook.com/sistadosalonfinegromming

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday-Friday; 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday

SpeakOut Wear

918-808-3120 | squareup.com/store/sow

Black business guide

Lisa J of Style by Lisa J

Style By Lisa J

405-633-1693 | facebook.com/LisaJBrands

Lisa J launched her styling and fashion design business, Style by Lisa J, in May of 2017. With a background in fashion journalism and business entrepreneurship, Lisa J has over 18 years of fashion expertise. She provides consultations with clients on looks to get an idea of who they want to portray—whether it’s on stage, at work, or around town.

"I use the draping method. I don’t really sketch, I just really do what you do. I sit down and let people talk to me, because I’m naturally a storyteller. I get a visual of the piece and go drape," Lisa J said.

Lisa J has designed for celebrity clients and recently designed a look for local singer/performer Branjae for an upcoming music video. "She wanted a Grace Jones/Mad Max [look]. I thought that was very powerful—dangerous, and soft at the same time," Lisa J said. The theme of the video was surviving domestic violence, and Lisa J created a leather black dress paired with a silver crown adorned with long silver spikes. Lisa J will soon be launching a website where she will be featuring her retail items.

Styled by Maia Treleaven

918-401-0276 | styledbymaiatreleaven@gmail.comstelladot.com/sites/maiavtreleave 

Tai B. Beauty & Makeup Artistry

By appointment | taibbeauty.com

Tee’s Barber Shop

120 N. Greenwood Ave. | 918-584-1189

8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

Total Family Wellness

3336 E. 32nd St., Suite 107 | 918-398-3586 | tfwok.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday

United We Stand, Inc., tailor

205 E. Pine St., Suite 16 | 918-382-1766

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday

Virtuous Jewels (online store)

918-850-2108 | shopvirtuousjewels.com 

The XclusiV Body Suit Health and Holistic

1624 S. 107th E Ave. | 918-986-4627 | getsuitedxv.com


If we missed your business, please send an email to voices@langdonpublishing.com to be included in this listing.

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