Independently black-owned businesses that are making strides within metro St. Louis

I wanted to point out five black-owned St. Louis Independent businesses that continue to lead the way.

Rieva Lesonsky

Pharaohs Donuts

While you are out shopping for Christmas this week. Make sure you stop by in the morning to fill your appetite with Pharaoh’s Donuts. The shop is the vision and mission of owner, Amon Aziz, and his phenomenal daughter and manager Mrs. Syeeda Aziz-Morris. Their donuts have been in corner stores in Missouri and Illinois for the last 20 years and now this Black-owned business has its bakery located in Downtown St. Louis. Their selection of old-school favorites includes glazed donuts, glazed twists, buttermilk cake, blueberry cake, vanilla- and chocolate-iced long johns, vanilla and chocolate cake, strawberry-jelly filled Bismarcks, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, custard- and lemon-filled donuts.

Griffin Financial Services Group

Judith Griffin is the CEO and Financial Advisor of Griffin Financial Service Group. Located in Westport Plaza. This Is a financial company where advisors specialize in working with clients who don’t have the ongoing time, knowledge, information, or desire to manage their financial assets and need professional financial advice to reach those goals. Their community involvement also includes working with Youth Mentoring and Food drives for  Churches.

Books n Bros

Books N Bros is the 1st and only youth-led book club business for boys to explore stories curated just for them from African American books.  Sidney Keys III is a St. Louis, MO, 15-year-old native and rising entrepreneur, who decided to take his love for reading to the next level and create Books n Bros at the young age of 10! Having multiple meet-ups with different boys as a way to advocate for African American literacy. His mother, Winnie Thompson (Caldwell)  a St. Louis, MO native and the Co-Founder of Books N Bros. studied Corporate Communications at Lindenwood University and proceeded to work in a fast-paced industry blogging, content creating, teaching, and empowering others in the community.  Sidney has made appearances in  Oprah’s magazine, on Good Morning America, and on CNN.

BKM Fitness Boot Camp

 The owner of the Fitness Camp, “Briant K. Mitchell’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of his clients by educating, motivating, and inspiring them to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising and making healthy food choices. Brian’s Boot Camp is located in Florissant MO. Mitchell helps clients achieve realistic goals they have in mind for their bodies. Mitchell offers a wide range of classes, all professionally designed and led, that target your unique needs.

Dr. Anne Steward Family Dentistry

Dr. Anne Steward was born in Nairobi, Kenya. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, She went to the School of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois in Alton. Steward’s Black-owned Dentistry is Located in Florissant, MO. Dr. Anne Steward’s dentistry believes in the theories of Modern Dental Care that do not support the old premise of “When it hurts – fix it”. Dr. Anne states “Through proper preventative care and regular checkups, we believe that it is highly likely that most of our patients can expect to keep all of their teeth for all of their lives. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.”


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