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Let me introduce myself. My name is Brenna Nance, MD, and I am one of the principal owners of CityDoc Urgent Care Centers in Dallas-Fort Worth. I am an African American woman born in 1966 in Mobile, Alabama. My great grandparents died when I was 20, and they clearly remembered their grandparents, who were slaves from Ghana and Nigeria.

CityDoc and the DreamThanks to various opportunities, in 7 generations, my family was able to rise from slaves to contractors, educators, and health professionals. However, the road has not been easy. My parents were raised in the segregated South, and would have struggled to obtain an education had it not been for the founding of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

CityDoc and the Dream

I was 15 when my father served on the team of civic leaders and educators who orchestrated the desegregation of the St. Louis, Missouri public schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I remember being shocked that, more than a decade after the height of the civil rights movement, racial segregation still existed in so many cities in the United States, and overcoming it was still such a struggle.

CityDoc and the Dream

Mothers of African American sons will describe conversations that we have with our young sons about interactions with law enforcement officials. We warn them about the very real possibility that a routine traffic stop could result in their death, to always keep their hands where they can be seen, and not to get into verbal confrontations. The fact that these conversations are still necessary shows that the fight for civil rights is still ongoing.

My business, CityDoc, is part of a rich and diverse community, in terms of ownership, staff, and the people we care for. I am struck by the support of the people. During the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen an outpouring of encouragement from the community. CityDoc has remained open and ready to serve during the pandemic and during the protests. We have enjoyed the support of our patrons, both those who knew that the business is minority-owned, and those who did not. I am grateful for the communities that have welcomed CityDoc and sought out our expertise and have chosen CityDoc as their preferred health care provider.

 

I hope that Americans will continue to protest injustice and support minority-owned businesses. As a mother of four children, I embrace Martin Luther King’s dream:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their, skin but by the content of their character.” 

 

I unity with the amazing black business owners of our community, we wanted to share some local black-owned businesses.


Dallas

Restaurants

D Daiquiri Bar and Grill
2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215
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Rudy's Chicken
3115 S Lancaster Rd,
Dallas, TX 75216
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Sweet Georgia Brown
2840 E Ledbetter Dr
Dallas, Texas 75216
@sweetgeorgiabrown_homecooking
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Record's Barbeque
2405 S Lancaster Rd
Dallas, Texas 75216
http://recordsbbq.net/
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Sankofa Kitchen
3333 W. Camp Wisdom Rd #118
Dallas, Texas 75237
https://www.sankofakitchen.com/
@sankofa_kitchen
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South Dallas Cafe
7035 Marvin D Love Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75237
https://www.southdallascafe.com/
@southdallascaferedbird
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Da Munchies
4121 North Westmoreland Road
Dallas, Texas 75212
https://www.damunchiesdfw.com/
@damunchiesdfw
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Whiskers Fish & Burgers
1702 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, Tx 75212
http://www.whiskersfishandburgers.com/
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Cake Bar Trinity Groves
3011 Gulden Lane #117
Dallas, Texas 75212
https://www.cakebardallas.com
@cakebartrinitygroves
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V-Eats
3011 Gulden Lane #102
Dallas, Texas 75212
https://www.v-eats.com/
@veatsdallas
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Hall's Honey Fried Chicken
1407 MEDICAL DISTRICT DR,
DALLAS, TX 75207
https://www.hallshoneyfriedchicken-md.com/
@hhfc_md

Desta Ethiopian
12101 Greenville Ave, STE 105
Dallas, Texas 75243
http://destadallas.site/
@destarestaurantdallas
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Smokey John's BBQ
1820 W Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75235
https://www.smokeyjohns.com/
@smokeyjohnsbbq
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TX BBQ & Burgers Northwest Dallas Takeout
https://www.mytxbbq.com/
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Kendall Karsen's Upscale Soul Food Oak Cliff Takeout
https://kendall-karsens-upscale-soulfood.business.site/
@kendallkarsensupscale
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Invasions
4029 Crutcher St
Dallas, Texas 75246
https://www.eatinvasions.com/
@eatinvasions
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Funnel Cake Paradise
4353 Gannon ln, #114 Dallas, Texas 75237
https://funnelcakesparadise.com/
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Shoals Sound and Service
2614 Elm St, STE 110
Dallas, Texas 75226
https://www.shoalsde.com
@shoalsdeepellum
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Avery's Savory Popcorn
1001 Ross Ave, Suite 102
Dallas, Texas 75202
https://savorypopcorn.com/
@averysavorypopcorn
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Fluellen Cupcakes
1408 Elm St
Dallas, Texas 75202
https://www.fluellencupcakes.com/
@fluellencupcakes
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BurgerIM
1722 N. Market Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
https://burgerim.com/
@burgerim_westend
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Other

Joy Promotions, Inc.
8787 N. Stemmons Frwy #220
Dallas, TX 75247
https://www.joypromotionsinc.com/

Gabe Jade
https://www.gabejade.com/
@gabe.jade

Indigo 1745
370 W 7th Street
Dallas, Tx 75208
http://indigo1745.com/
@indigo1745

Olphactory Candles
https://www.olphactorycandles.com/
@olphactorycandles

Taylor and Tess - CBD Skincare
5706 E. Mockingbird Lane #115-13
Dallas, TX 75206
https://taylorandtess.com/
@taylorandtess

Fort Worth

Restaurants

Angie's Bikkles Caribbean Restaurant
5601 Basswood Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137
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BigBoyz Pit Smoked BBQ
6513 Brentwood Stair Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76112
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Black Coffee
1417 Vaughn Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76105
https://www.blackcoffeefw.com/
@blackcoffeefw
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Carpenter's Catering Services
1116 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
https://carpscafe.net/
@carpscafencatering
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Chef Ches' Kitchen Express
6101 E Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76112
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Cinnaholics
817 Currie St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
@cinnaholic.fortworth
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Creative Cuisines Catering
https://www.creativecuisinescatering.com/
@creativecuisinescatering
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Daiquiri Daddi Cafe
6220 Hulen Bend Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76132
http://www.daiquiridaddi.com/
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Desirable Cakez
https://www.desirablecakez.com/
@desirablecakez
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Dough Boy Donuts
4910 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
@doughboydonuts
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Down Home Southern Kitchen
6256 McCart Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76131
http://downhometx.com/
@DownHomeSK
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Drew's
5701 Curzon Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.drewssoulfoodfw.com/
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Good Luck BBQ
950 W Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76104
http://www.goodluckdrivein.com/
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H & J Hamburgers
4502 Miller Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76119
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John Carter's Place
5309 E Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76112
https://www.johncartersplace.com/
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Jubes Smokehouse
1900 S Edgewood Terrace
Fort Worth, TX 76105
https://jubes-smokehouse.com/
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Kelvona's Kake Kreations
https://www.kelvonaskakekreations.com/
@kelvonaskakekreations
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Loft22 Cakes
106 E Daggett Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
http://www.loft22cakes.com/
@loft22cakes
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Mama E's B-B-Q
818 E Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Nana's Kitchen
7403 John T White Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76120
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OMG Cakes & Southern Best Catering LLC
https://cheffeeguimont.com/
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OOOWWWEEE Wangz N Catfish
3951 Sycamore School Rd #117
Fort Worth, TX 76133
http://www.ooowwweee.com/
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Ri's Treats
https://ris-treats.square.site/
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Robinsons BBQ
1021 E Berry St
Fort Worth, TX 76110
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Samson's Market and Bistro
4307 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://samsonsmarketbistro.site/
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Sims Kinfolk Catering
5701 Crowley Rd
Fort Worth, Texas 76134
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Smoke-a-holics
1417 Evans Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
https://www.smoke-a-holicsbbq.com/
@smokeaholicsbbq
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Southern Classic Daiquiri Factory
6751 Bridge St
Fort Worth, TX 76112
https://www.southernclassicdaiquirifactory.com/
@daiquirifactory
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Stormie Monday's
3509 E Berry St
Fort Worth, TX 76105
https://www.stormiemonday.com/
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Tastebuds Eatery
7674 McCart Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76133
https://www.tastebudseatery.org/
@tastebudseatery
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Tastebuds Live
709 E Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76120
https://tastebudslive.com/
@tastebudslivefortworth
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The Boardroom Whisky and Cigar Lounge
1708 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76110
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The Sausage Shop
3329 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76133
https://www.soulfoodfortworthtx.com/
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Wilson's BBQ
6513 Brentwood Stair Rd,
Fort Worth, TX 76112
https://www.wilsonsbbqfw.com/
@bbqwilsons
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