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Why Black Americans are emphasizing Blackout Day

Black Americans aren’t buying any products Tuesday. “Commercial goods, household products, automobiles, technology, all of those businesses are hurt when African Americans don’t spend with them,” said James Muwakkil, the president of the Lee County NAACP. And, if they do, it’ll be from Black-owned businesses. Why? “It has to happen. We have to stand up. […]

Want to help out a Black-owned business on #BlackoutDay2020? Here’s how

Today is #BlackoutDay2020. To demonstrate their economic force with an estimated $1.3 trillion in spending power, Black consumers — and anyone wishing to support the Black community in its quest for justice against systemic racism and financial inequity — are encouraged to not spend money today. Or, if they do, to limit their purchases to […]