“Shop Black Week” Campaign to Boost Businesses Owned By Blacks
When shoppers across the U.S. gear up for shopping retail holiday deals, this Black Friday, a group is urging customers to make it a Black Week shop. Over 100 groups designated November 22-29 as Shop Black Week, a time to support Black-owned businesses by buying Black entrepreneurs ‘ products, goods, or services.
According to organizers, this nationwide campaign, spread through social media, has accumulated more than half a million participants based on counts of subscribers and followers.
The push for the Shop Black Week is a national initiative that simply asks every American in November to help Black-owned companies. Participating organisations include associations, online social networks, and newspapers that are committed to helping their social media accounts spread the word. With the support of these entities and as new supporters join in, it is projected that this nationwide campaign could be the most successful economic movement of all time and could help in the process thousands of Black-owned enterprises deeply. The Million Man March was the last big black people movement, but organizers feel it’s time for another big movement.
The information will be shared during the initial roll-out by participating organizations, representatives, members from an additional 30+ organizations and Facebook groups. We have more than 750K supporters and leaders collectively who are asked to spread the word as well. To help it go viral, all will have #shopblackweek and #SBW2019.
Organizers of Shop Black Week REQUEST to register on their website because they need as much input as possible from large organisations, FaceBook groups, LinkedIn groups and other social groups willing to share this knowledge with their followers and leaders. Those who wish to participate should enroll and be registered in this historic moment on their website as a show of solidarity in this movement.