Directory Of Black Owned Businesses on the Seacoast

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In an effort to amplify Black voices in our midst, we created this directory of Black Owned Businesses on the Seacoast with the help of MANY. While there are many helpful directories for surrounding areas, we wanted to provide something for our Seacoast to encourage you to always shop local!

Many thanks to the members of the Facebook group “The (un)Official City of Portsmouth, NH” for much of this information. 

For a working google doc of Black-Owned Businesses in New Hampshire, click here.  Many thanks to Sandra Jin for this google doc and for Sydney Brey for creating imaging you can see on the Black Lives Matter Manchester Facebook and Instagram pages. 

For a very helpful directory of Black Owned Businesses in the state of Maine, click here:

For a list of Black Owned restaurants in the Greater Boston Area, check out’s directory

Have any businesses to add? Corrections to make? Email us at


The PodCaste System with Lovey

Exeter, NH Selectwoman Lovey Roundtree Oliff tackles tough topics and brings her sense of humor in this podcast.

Akwaaba Ensemble

A traditional West African drumming and dance ensemble based out of Manchester but available for local bookings. Catch their performance at the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. 

Food & Drink

A Southern Girl Bakery

A Seacoast bakery specializing in gluten free, nut free, dairy free, and egg free baked goods from cakes to bars to Southern pies.

Boogalows Island BBQ

Food truck roaming the Seacoast.

Clyde’s Cupcakes

Bakery in Exeter (also has a food truck!)
104 Epping Rd
Exeter, NH

Cup of Joe

Coffee and more!
31 Market Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

The Sassy Biscuit & Jook, A Chicken Joint

By Day, the Sassy Biscuit is a Southern-inspired bruncherie serving biscuits and much more. Jook, A Chicken Joint, operates in the afternoon and evenings serving chicken sandwiches and more. 
104 Washington St. Ste. 100
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 343-5596

Hair & Beauty

The Gallery Salon

Opened in 2020, The Gallery “was founded on the premise of providing a luxurious, enjoyable experience to everyone who walks through the door, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced”. 
951 Islington St Suite 1
Portsmouth, NH

Institute of Skin Science

Creates & delivers innovative curriculum that provides a solid foundation in
Classic & Clinical Esthetics with emphasis on  Board Certification preparation & professional integrity.
72 Portsmouth Ave #104
Stratham, NH 

Leroy’s Styles

A hair salon and barber shop for everyone.
59 High St
Somersworth, New Hampshire

The Metrospa

Premier salon and day spa offering a variety of services.
487 Central Avenue
Dover, NH

Million Dollar Brows

Offering everything from microblading to waxing to permanent cosmetics.
87 Lafayette Road Unit 9
Hampton Falls, NH

Salon St. Pierre 

The Seacoast’s Styling Oasis specializing in styling, colors and cuts for all hair types
2968 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH

Health & Wellness

F8Tail Fitness

Stacy Woodley, Certified Personal, Group and Cycling Trainer operating virtually.

Senior Helpers of Southern New Hampshire

Home care services provided in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford counties since 2014.
62 Portsmouth Avenue, Suite 4
Stratham, New Hampshire 03885

Sole Training

One on one personal training.
100 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH

Human Services & Marketing

The Courtney Daniel Brand

Based out of Portsmouth offering professional administrative services, coaching and marketing operating locally and globally.

Daniel Assistants Group

A full-service, personal assistants and concierge service agency operating on the Seacoast.

Drinkwater Marketing

6 Franklin Street

The Mars Hill Group

The Mars Hill Group offers best in class learning opportunities, team development, and professional coaching to help you “learn more be better”.
Eliot, ME

Partnered Success: College & Life Skills Coaching

Based in NH, operating virtual support globally.

Nonprofit Organizations

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire promotes awareness and appreciation of African American history and life in order to build more inclusive communities today.

Seacoast African American Cultural Center (SAACC)

Launched in 2000, the mission of the SAACC is to celebrate the lives and achievements of Black people with emphasis on the unique story of African Americans in the Seacoast with concerts, educational programming, art exhibits and more.
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth NH 

Seacoast NAACP

Seacoast branch of the national organization.

Seacoast Racial Justice Resources(Showing Up for Racial Justice)

SURJ is national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
Facebook Page

Portsmouth African Burying Ground

The African Burying Ground is located at Chestnut Street between Court and State Streets in downtown Portsmouth.
Facebook Page

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Allison’s mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her commitment to see beyond what’s in front of her was fostered by her degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. Allison’s a book nerd and credits her parents and inspiring English teachers for her love of reading and writing. She went on to earn her Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with her engineer husband, she began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant. Now a Portsmouth resident, she spends most of her days with her three daughters (she does not have enough arms) and does her best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in her life, she’s grateful to have her partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside her. Her passion for writing first drew her to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, and her desire to connect moms of the Seacoast with businesses who serve and interest them led her to become SM’s owner. Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.