Historically, Black-owned businesses have been the cornerstone of Black economics, education, and excellence. Despite Jim Crow oppression, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and even before starting a business for an African American was legal, the Black-owned business has persevered, even funding the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. Now, over 2 million businesses in the United States are Black-owned.
Support Black Business is a not-for-profit movement driven by three fundamental pillars - Equality, Education and Economics. These three pillars equate to EXCELLENCE.
EQUALITY + EDUCATION + ECONOMICS = EXCELLENCE
Our movement was launched to be a resource to both Black-owned businesses and consumers. For Black-owned businesses, we want to help them gain exposure and support while simultaneously simplifying the process of supporting Black owned businesses for consumers.
Our ultimate goal is to provide resources to Black-owned businesses across the nation to help them gain exposure while bringing the African American community together and encouraging circulation of the Black dollar within our own communities.
We believe that the success of Black-owned businesses is a catalyst to achieving true and lasting progress for African Americans. When small businesses flourish, so do their communities.
We provided Black-owned businesses with the tools they will need to identify as a Black owned business including a Support Black Business sticker they can post on their store front and/or website.
We also list these Black-owned businesses in our online directory (coming soon).
We take the guesswork out of determining if a business is truly Black-owned. We do all the necessary research to verify.
We will also provide an online directory of Black-owned businesses
MEET THE TEAM
Phil has been an employee for the city of New York for over 20 years. Throughout his career he has always worked in the areas of service. The “Support Black Business “ initiative was born out of his commitment to promote unity in the African American community.