Black Champaign County


Through events, live music and history, the greater Champaign County area is rich in Black culture. Home to many Black-owned businesses from restaurants to shops, you can listen to live music, pick up a sweet treat, enjoy some barbecue and go shopping all while supporting our Black-owned business owners. Discover their brilliant stories and ensure they continue to thrive in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Featured Businesses

Wood N' Hog Barbecue

The smell of wood-fired BBQ hits you immediately as you enter the door to Wood N’ Hog BBQ, where you’re greeted by the smiles of the owners, siblings Okema and Michael. You know immediately this is a family venture, with years of finely-tuned family recipes that you’re now invited to partake in.

Kreative Vison Photography

The world of art, in all its forms, has a funny way of impacting creatives at different points in their lives. For Evette Campbell, owner and founder of Kreative Vision Photography in Champaign, that defining moment followed her ever since she was a little girl—she is a natural born creative.  Learn more about her story

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