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Rising Up with Our Local Boise Community (Update)

Last updated January 17, 2022 by Mariah Hebbeln

When this blog was first written, we had just attended a local activism event. Two Boise activists came together to put on a Black Lives Candlelight Vigil at the Idaho State Capitol. With a great amount of the community showing up to support, crowds were reaching from the Capitol Building all the way to Bannock and beyond. It was amazing for the community to have the ability to mourn, heal, and love as a whole in peaceful solidarity.

At Totally Boise, our goal is and has always been to post uplifting, insightful, and positive stories and showcase what truly makes Boise stand out. We’re going to continue striving to be a light, understanding one of the most valuable ways to show solidarity is by supporting the Black owned businesses and organizations in our community and across our nations with our own dollars.

If you’re interested in showing your support for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day or through Black History Month, here is the complete list of the Treasure Valley’s Black owned businesses, organizations working with local Black causes, and where to celebrate Black-Idahoan excellence!

Local Black Owned Businesses:

  • Indulge Boise Food Tours
  • Rocky Mountain Balloons and Ash + Jack Supply Co.
  • Brown Shuga Soul Food
  • Taste of Nigeria African Cuisine
  • Mister BBQ
  • Fadeone Barber
  • Boise Soul Food
  • Lumos Optical
  • Dunia Marketplace
  • Carter the Barber
  • Smoove Wireless
  • Headliners Barbershop
  • MAC Barbershop
  • Oh Vegan Soul
  • Aunt Sue's Kitchen
  • Honey Pot CBD
  • Kibroms Restaurant
  • Empire Distributors North Packaging
  • MVMNT Fitness Center
  • The Angie Michelle
  • Smooth Ave
  • Artisans For Hope
  • Afrosonics
  • Global Lounge
  • Metamorphosis Performing Arts
  • Shari Baber, @Cutnup40
  • The Shack - Shaved Ice
  • Aloha Ice 208
  • True Joy Cookies Co
  • 44 North Vodka
  • Louisiana Soul's Bayou
  • Da Party Plugs
  • Boise Vintage
  • Startuks
  • Global Garden Boise
  • DO Boise Marketing
  • The Sugared Kitchen
  • 18 Ten Media
  • Bow Tie Hustle
  • Fresh Prints

Where to Celebrate Black Excellence in the Treasure Valley

Organizations to Support in the Treasure Valley

Organizations to Support on a National Level

We advise you to continue educating yourself and others, listening, reading, donating, and learning. We continue to stay Boise strong. If you are the owner of a Black-ownerd Treasure Valley business or organization and would like to be added to this list, please email us at

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Photos from Black Lives Candlelight Vigil At Idaho State Capitol in 2020




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