The first Black Pound Day was held on 27 June and will be held every first Saturday of the month going forward. The next one is on the 1st of August.

There are lots of ways we can take action, and make a commitment to fighting racial inequality and injustice and this includes being part of Black Pound Day.

Led by So Solid Crew alum, Swiss, this national campaign is designed to help support Black-owned businesses and the growth of the Black economy. If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to know.

It is important to note that, if everyone was to spend just £10 a week on Black businesses, we could inject £1.9bn into the Black community. So, support the campaign by shopping from a Black-owned business, recommending them to your friends, and talking about your purchases on social media, using the hashtag #BlackPoundDay.

You can take part in the #BlackPoundDayChallenge by creating a short video for your social channels saying exactly how you’ll be supporting Black-owned businesses. Make sure to tag Black Pound Day and use #BlackPoundDay and #BlackPoundChallenge.

You can find black businesses to support on https://blackbiz.diversityforum.live or any other directory for black-owned businesses. We hope that in time, this will help you buy more from black-owned businesses and services providers.

Black Pound Day is a real solution-based, community-empowering campaign and motivating endeavor that will leave a better infrastructure for the next generation to walk into.

You can join the fight to uplift black people in our society by supporting this movement. Buy more from black business owners and services providers, and if you’re not sure where to begin, this list of directories below should help you get started.

BLACK OWNED DIRECTORIES BY COUNTRY

WORLD
BlackBiz by Diversity Forum Live

USA
@theblkpact @webuyblack @officialblackwallstreet @nationalblackguide

U.K
@ukjamii @bpdofficial @black_in_business_uk     @blackbusiness_uk

CANADA
@blackowned.to @allblackto @black_ownedcanada

SOUTH AFRICA
@itweb.co.za

 

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