NOIR Detroit, An Online Database of Black Businesses and Resources, Goes Live

NOIR Detroit

While major businesses and corporations are being outed for not supporting Black lives, Black-owned businesses are seeing an increase in customers as consumers of all types clamor to shop Black. NOIR Detroit is an online database of Black-owned businesses, resources and events in Detroit.

The user-driven community resource encourages visitors to submit their businesses for recognition, add their events to the calendar and also leave reviews for their favorite spots. With many Black business directories on the market, NOIR Detroit’s uniqueness is found in its easily searchable database and event reminders which can be sent via email or text message.

Launched on Juneteenth, co-founders Mardi Woods, Alicia Nails and Debra Sanders created the database because they say they were tired of the often-troublesome search for Black businesses. Woods says, “It was frustrating to dig for information on the internet, and we wished there was a comprehensive site featuring all of Detroit’s Black businesses, upcoming events and informational resources.” is up and running with dozens of businesses and events already listed. The team hopes that as the site grows, NOIR Detroit will become one of the major sites for all things Black Detroit. This very magazine has long been a community go-to for Detroit’s Black businesses, events and resources – and we welcome NOIR Detroit to the space. 



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