In celebration and recognition of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting Black-owned businesses and their leaders who are making a difference in the health and wellness sector in our Jabian communities. This year’s theme is focused on Black Health and Wellness, and we believe each of these businesses have made an impact in their cities.


The Honey Pot Company is a toxin-free feminine care brand founded by Beatrice Dixon. They are most known for being the first plant-based feminine care brand, using all-natural ingredients with a focus on putting women’s health and wellness first. The company also contributes a portion of its proceeds to supporting and educating women about wellness best practices.

The Sid Center is a behavioral health company specializing in holistic mental health and wellness for Black males founded by Tresaca Hamilton. Their mission is to help clients realize their full potential and thrive as they develop into purpose-driven adults.

Holistic Atlanta, founded by Dr. Vaughn Gay, focuses on implementing effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.


Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center offers personalized pharmacy services that go above and beyond customer services offered by big chain stores. Founder Dr. Martez Prince is one of the youngest and one of the first Black pharmacy owners in Charlotte, NC.

A List Smiles is a premier orthodontics practice that is committed to going “above and beyond” for every patient at every visit. Founder Dr. Alyssa Sprowl has made it her mission to make a positive impact in her community and educate her patients on the importance of orthodontic health.

Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art is on a mission to inspire healing, transformation, and joy through expressive movement, arts, and intentional connection. The company was founded when owner Jasmine Vializ found a way to share the healing powers of yoga, self-inquiry, and creative movement with the world. Their classes are centered around fostering creativity, healing trauma, and supporting the overall health and wellbeing of the Charlotte community.


Fit Code offers a training program that is adaptable, empowering, and incredibly supportive. Since 2009, founder Shelton Matsey has helped hundreds of men and women in the Chicago area reclaim their bodies and take control of their health, future, and confidence.

Haji Healing Salon is a vibrant, social wellness salon offering healing services designed to inspire and support the creation of a sustainable healing lifestyle. Founder Aya-Nikole Cook opened her salon services to Chicago’s South Siders, despite salons not being typically found south of Downtown.

Bare & Lush Co. was founded by Brandy Watson, a licensed esthetician who has a passion for skincare. She focuses on educating her clients on proactive skin regimens to help them feel fresh and fabulous with or without makeup.


A Tribe Called Sprinters started with an idea that stood between integrity, a passion for quality, thoughtful science-backed programming, and balance. Tribe is more than just a running group; founder Crystal Pollard makes sure that each member grows in their running abilities and has a good time doing it.

Brittani (Brit) Rettig Wold founded GRIT Fitness in 2015, an empowering fitness concept based on her belief that mental grit, or “passion and perseverance for long-term goals” is the key to both fitness success and to living our best lives. Since its inception, Brit has grown GRIT Fitness to three Dallas area locations and a virtual studio that serves women worldwide.

Koffee Day Spa is a swank, boutique spa located in downtown Dallas, specializing in massage, facials, skincare, and body treatments for all skin types. Founder Thai Morisson’s 20 years of applied practice as a luminary esthetician and reliable skincare professional, has generated services that are formulated for each of the different skin types, so clients get precisely what is needed to look and feel their best.