The Urban Retrospect is a show created to highlight black-owned products and provide reviews from real-life everyday Black Americans.
SEASON 1 - 2020
BARCODE™ is a “feel good” moisturizing body bar that exfoliates, moisturizes and detoxifies mens’ skin. Ingredients in this moisturizing bar for men include hemp seed oil, palm oil, and shea butter making it more suitable for men with sensitive skin. BARCODE™ is formulated for all skin types.
Advertising the fit, comfort and style of premier boxers has become a highlight with major celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Kevin Hart and Ronald Epps. But what about the everyday male who enjoys rocking fashionable boxers? The Champ Boxers brand was created to bridge the gap and represent the everyday Black man from all walks of life.
Socks of Africa is a premium sock company based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Their founder, Gambian-American entrepreneur Maf Sonko, created Socks of Africa with a mission to bring the bold and distinctive colors, architecture and cultural artifacts found throughout the African continent to the world of socks.
A Chicago Firefighter by trade, Aric started the idea of having a cigar company in the garage of his house. Find out how his love and knowledge of the leaf encouraged him to fulfill his dreams on this episode of The Urban Retrospect.
As Kentucky's first African-American owned distillery, the Brough Brothers have crafted a small batch Bourbon Whiskey crafted from the finest ingredients. This bourbon is packed with flavor, its tasting notes consist of green apple, pear, and a hint of nutmeg. Its nose has a smell of freshly bloomed red roses and nutmeg.
Based out of Nolensville, Tennessee their passion for cookies was born out of love for their family and friends. The Sweet Spot Cookie Co. specializes in fresh gourmet cookies with real ingredients.
Genesys Apparel is dedicated to the traditional art of custom made tailoring. The point of Genesys Apparel is that the buyer has total control over fabric selection, features, fit, and construction of the garment. Their modern approach to classic menswear makes their line appealing to the discerning professional business person, or simply anyone with a flair for stylish, unique, fun clothing.
JohnTom’s Barbecue sauce is a black-owned BBQ sauce company based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Voted Indianapolis Monthly magazine's "best in the state", their mouthwatering sauces are handcrafted in the Midwest, with a subtle dose of southern charm.
Jason Ridgel founded Guidance Whiskey in October of 2018. The American whiskey is a careful blend of corn and rye with a touch of malted barley as it accomplishes a smooth intense finish.
Pernell & Rod, created BLK & Bold with a desire to make purpose popular. They turned a daily ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee & tea, into a means of giving back. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.