Buy Black with the Official Juneteenth 30-Day Challenge

Do you buy black? Wherever you are, look around you. How many of your belongings come from a Black-owned business? One? None? How often do you support local Black-owned businesses and restaurants? There are thousands of Black entrepreneurs that deserve your support. These times are calling for us to support and patronize their businesses, but one day is not enough. It is a start, but this is a movement. And truly, 30 days isn’t enough.

We are challenging you to familiarize yourself with Black-owned businesses and #BuyBlack all year ’round… starting with 30 days. Our hope is that these businesses will gain the exposure AND sales they deserve, and that you’ll become lifetime consumers of Black-owned businesses.

And it continues with our “Juneteenth Buy Black Challenge”

What is it? Each day between Juneteenth (June 19) and July 19, Official Black Wall Street will highlight several Black-owned businesses from a specific industry (restaurants, toiletries, and more). During that time, we challenge YOU, our readers and followers, to not only highlight at least one of these businesses but also patronize them.

When is it? June 19 – July 19

Why should you join the challenge? With unemployment rates higher among Blacks than non-Blacks, Black-owned businesses create more jobs for Black workers. Additionally, they strengthen our communities, celebrate Black culture, and help bridge the racial wealth gap.

If there’s one thing that the Black community has consistently shown to others, it is that we are resilient. No matter how many times society and the world might try to knock us down, we always come back. We are powerful. We are loyal. We are supportive. And now is the time to prove it.

I am a Black business owner, how can I be highlighted on one of the challenge days? Sign up to list your business here: www.officialblackwallstreet.com/join

Come back on June 19 to start the challenge with us. If you’re a Black-owned business that would like to be included, join our network to list your business HERE. If you’re already a member, sign up HERE.

Jouviane Alexandre

Jouviane Alexandre is a professional writer based in New Jersey. Following her undergraduate education at Penn State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, she shifted her focus to her passion for content development. She has since worked for a number of Black-owned brands as a content strategist, content manager, and freelance writer.

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  • Ray Simpkins SAYS:

    06/20/2020 at 7:49 amEdit

    Hello! Interested in a directory of black-owned businesses in Ohio as well as across the country.

    Reply
  • Karlene SAYS:

    06/20/2020 at 12:24 amEdit

    Thanks for the info. I can’t wait to share with friends and family.

    Reply
  • Cynthia Rhodes SAYS:

    06/18/2020 at 10:43 pmEdit

    I would like to receive information about black businesses in my area, Charlotte,NC.

    Best regards,
    Cynthia Rhodes

    Reply
  • DESSCCA GRACE SAYS:

    06/14/2020 at 2:32 pmEdit

    Dessgrace21@gmail.com. looking forward to doing more business with black owners

    Reply
  • Shirley Lott SAYS:

    06/13/2020 at 11:29 pmEdit

    Waiting for a directory get the word out as to where to buy black

    Reply
  • randy Jackson SAYS:

    06/12/2020 at 11:39 pmEdit

    I would like to purchase some black history

    Reply
  • Kezia Williams SAYS:

    06/12/2020 at 5:03 pmEdit

    Hi there – this is the CEO of the Black uptart. We would love to work with Official Black Wall Street on the #MyBlackReceipt Challenge. How can collaborate and lift each other’s initiatives during this time. This initiative ask people to buy and promote. And #MyBlackReceipt is about measuring impact. Please reach out info@theblackupstart. I would love to LEAD WITH YOU.

    Reply
  • Angela Smith SAYS:

    06/12/2020 at 1:25 pmEdit

    Hi,
    I’m very excited about this movement and as a black woman who is proud of her heritage and her people, I look forward to this change and to see just how greatly this shift impacts our community as a whole.
    Thank you, OBW for all of your efforts in this renewed value in our talents, our since of pride, as well as our proven unmatched intelligence and abilities as a people.
    Together we’re showing the world who we are as the children of the book; the bible.
    Let’s Go!!!

    Reply
  • Angela Smith SAYS:

    06/12/2020 at 1:22 pmEdit

    I’m very excited about this movement and as a black woman who is proud of her heritage and her people, I look forward to this change and to see just how greatly this shift impacts our community as a whole.
    Thank you, OBW for all of your efforts in this renewed value in our talents, our since of pride, as well as our proven unmatched intelligence and abilities as a people.
    Together we’re showing the world who we are as the children of the book; the bible.
    Let’s Go!!!

    Reply
  • Beth Bonness SAYS:

    06/12/2020 at 12:53 pmEdit

    Looking forward to learning which businesses are black-owned to shift spending towards!

    Reply

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