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Glynis Albright, The Waffle Queen. Photography by Jimmy Dozer

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Black History Month

Support Local, Black Owned Businesses and Learn a Little About Shared History

Black History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for equality and deepens our understanding of our nation's history. Here are just a few of our favorite Black-owned businesses in Douglas County. 

01 The Waffle Queen

Creole descended and influenced, Glynis Albright, The Queen as she is affectionately called, developed her chicken and waffles recipe to feed friends. Taste-tested by celebrities and presidents, her Waffle, Coating and Scratch mix, along with her newest product, Secret Sauce, are available at Homegoods, Zulily and

02 Little Sistas Treats

"We're an inspiration and we make great creations." When Char'Les was 4 and Zyaire 7, Highlands Ranch sisters envisioned a business creating things they love: Treats. Now older, with extra time due to the pandemic, the sisters are getting started on their dream. Don't miss their cheery Strawberry Cheesecake-Stuffed Cones or Birthday Krispie Treats.

03 Sterling's Team Speed

Highlands Ranch resident Sterling Joseph's sports-training facility, Sterling's Team Speed, brings his expertise in sports performance training for youth, teams and adults. Sessions can be customized to the demands of specific sports. They now offer pandemic-safe ways to train.

04 Danielle Makia photography

Highlands Ranch and South Denver family photography business specializing in maternity, children, lifestyle, senior and extended family sessions; as well as intimate wedding and event photography. Included in every session: a funny story.

05 Jordan's Barbershop

Jordan's Barbershop was established in 2006 by Daniel Jordan Hayes, with locations in Lone Tree and Aurora, as well as a mobile service and a women's salon. A favorite of players on the Denver Broncos, his full-service barbershops are for men looking for an upscale experience.

  • Glynis Albright, The Waffle Queen. Photography by Jimmy Dozer