Giving Compass’ Take:
• YES! Magazine highlights 7 ways to find and support Black businesses so we can all continue to fight systemic racism.
• How can investors help share and redistribute wealth so Black businesses can thrive? What can donors do to contribute to power-building in Black communities?
• Read more about the impact of community power-building movements.
Finally, we have the world’s attention, which is important for #BlackLivesMatter and Black-owned businesses. And the big question is “How do I find Black-owned businesses?”
Yes, Blackout Day 2020, powered by OneUnited Bank, was a huge success. According to Yelp’s Economic Average Report, during the 2nd quarter 2020, there were more than 2.5 million searches for Black-owned businesses on Yelp, compared to only 35,000 in 2019, an increase of more than 7,000%. Searches for Black-owned restaurants increased more than 2,500% and Black-owned bookstores over 1,400%. Because of the surge, Yelp announced it will offer a new tool for businesses to identify themselves as Black-owned.
So how do you find Black-owned businesses? Here are 7 ways to find Black-owned businesses that are owned and managed by Black organizations:
- Check out We Buy Black, the largest online marketplace for Black-owned businesses that supports the #BuyBlack Movement.
- Download the Official Black Wall Street app and find thousands of Black-owned businesses at your fingertips.
- When the #BankBlack Movement was sparked in 2016, Blackout Coalition was launched to provide information on Black banks and credit unions.
- One of the biggest purchases and ways to accumulate wealth is to buy a home. Why not use a Black real estate agent?
- Although COVID has limited travel, if you need to travel, find a Black-owned hotel through the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers or NABHOOD.
- Many cities have a Black Chamber of Commerce with Black-owned businesses as members.
- Last, but most importantly, there’s the “granddaddy” of Black-owned businesses, Black Enterprise.
Read the full article about finding and supporting black-owned businesses by OneUnited Bank at YES! Magazine.
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