Yesterday was Blackout Day 2020, a global event in which people can support Black and Latinx businesses exclusively. People can support the Black community by spreading awareness of local Black and Latinx-owned businesses.
Today, we’ll bring you a list of Black-owned businesses that sell products and services for children. Read on to discover where you can put your dollars today, tomorrow and any day of the year to support the Black community! Enjoy a little shopping spree that has the double benefit of teaching kids about fighting racial injustice in a meaningful way.
The Blackout Coalition organized the event.
In their official Facebook group’s “About’ section, The Blackout Coalition states,
“This movement is an awakening of the national consciousness of black people in America and abroad. We need economic solidarity in America amongst all black people unequivocally. In order to break free from the chains of financial servility, we will organize days, weeks, months, and years if necessary when not one black person in America will spend a dollar outside of our community.
“…Although this movement is exclusively targeted at empowering and uplifting black people all over the world, we welcome ALL people of color to stand with us in solidarity. Black people alone account for an estimated 1.2 trillion dollars or more of spending in the economy annually. Together we have 3.9 trillion dollars in economic spending power. While we welcome allies who choose to stand with us, we make absolutely no apology for the fact this movement is FOR US & BY US.”
In order to find local Black-owned businesses, we suggest using the Blackout Directory.
There, you can find Black-owned businesses that offer amazing products and services for adults, kids, pets, plants and everything in between! If you are a Black business owner, you can also list your business on the directory if you haven’t yet.
These are just a small handful of examples of businesses kids are sure to love. Check out your local Black-owned businesses using the Blackout Directory to find even more great options!