Celebrating Black History Month in Downtown Oklahoma City

Celebrating Black History Month in Downtown Oklahoma City

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the past while also celebrating and supporting the current achievements of black-owned businesses within the downtown Oklahoma City community. These businesses and leaders bring vibrance to our city and community. We encourage you to support black-owned restaurants and businesses all year round.

One of the newest black-owned businesses to join the downtown area is Naija Wife Kitchen, which opens to the public on Thursday, February 9 on the lower level of the Robinson Renaissance inside the food court. The kitchen will be open Monday through Friday from 11am-6pm offering authentic Nigerian food for pick up and delivery. Stop in and give the Naija Wife Kitchen a warm welcome to downtown Oklahoma City.

The Cage is Oklahoma City’s only premier streetball organization whose mission is to unite the community and provide a venue for up-and-coming basketball players in Oklahoma. They do this by hosting leagues, tournaments, and events for men, women, and youth. In 2022 the league celebrated 10 years of success. The organization began in 2012 with the leadership of Avery Stevenson, OKC native and Western Heights graduate. We are happy that Oklahoma City is home to The Cage.

Chef Andrew Black is a standout leader within the Oklahoma City restaurant industry. As the head chef of three concepts, Black Walnut and Grey Sweater in Deep Deuce and Gilded Acorn at The First National, Chef Black has been nominated as a semifinalist for the 2023 James Beard Awards. These are some of the most prestigious awards offered in five separate recognition programs to restaurants and chefs. We are proud to claim Chef Black and we are rooting for him to take home the title for Best Chef Southwest in June.

Find a full list of black-owned businesses in downtown by visiting downtownokc.com. This list is ongoing, so if we’ve missed someone, send us a note to let us know.