This #BlackBusinessMonth, #BuyBlack in New Bedford
BuyBlackNB is a new initiative dedicated to highlighting, discovering, and promoting Black-owned businesses in Southcoast Massachusetts. “In supporting local Black-owned businesses, we are working to close the racial wealth gap, strengthen our local economies, foster job creation, and celebrate Black culture,” says Justina Perry of New Bedford, who started the initiative in June.
The group launched with an interactive map and directory of over 100 Black-owned businesses at www.buyblacknb.com. They will continue to add businesses to the directory and drive awareness of these Black-owned businesses across social media platforms
BuyBlackNB will also serve as a source for resources and action. Their first fundraiser is a t-shirt and tank sale — 100% of profits will go directly to the New Bedford Branch of the NAACP.
BuyBlackNB does not charge businesses to be listed in the directory or featured on social media. The work is a labor of love for people, places, and products that make up the New Bedford community.
Justina Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase a shirt or a tank: https://www.buyblacknb.com/shop