From graphic designers advising a Black skin-care brand against using a Black woman in the logo, to realtors who feel they have to omit their pictures from For Sale" signs, many Black business owners feel pressured to hide who they are to be seen as capable of providing quality products and services.
Our goal is to list every Black Owned business, church, entertainer, restaurant, etc, in the whole world. Buy Black (as far as possible) - check your shopping list and see how much expenditure you can transfer to a Black owned business. Trident Community Fitness , owned by Chriss and Andrea Smith (pictured above), is made up of a diverse team of more than 25 passionate, committed and dynamic trainers who love nothing more than changing people's lives through fitness.
Khadijah Robinson (right), founder of The Nile List, an online directory of black-owned businesses, with Genelle Drayton, owner of Sweet Dames Artisan Confections. And with the swell of support has come a surge of popularity in black-owned business directory apps and new ways to support small black-owned businesses during this time.
It is by no means an exhaustive list: We aren't including numerous high-profile celebrity entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey or Rihanna or the many successful black business owners who sell services to other corporations, like World Wide Technology's David Steward.
The company also said it will offer free digital skills training with the goal to reach 2 million members of the Black and Latinx communities over the next three years, as well as give 100,000 scholarships to Black students working toward digital skills certifications.