Black Lives Matter Creates Interactive Map Of Black-Owned Businesses

THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AIMS TO CREATE THE LARGEST SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF BLACK COMPANIES

Black Lives Matter is developing an online interactive map of Black-owned businesses in partnership with ad agency J. Walter Thompson New York, the Huffington Post reports. The Google maps-based directory currently lists more than 300 businesses nationwide. When it’s completed by the end of 2017, it will include nonprofits and online stores.

“Black-owned business have long been a staple in the Black community providing jobs, economic security and somewhere for us to go and feel seen and safe,” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a statement. “In these uncertain times, we need these places more than ever.”

The vision is for BackingBlackBusiness.com to become the largest most accessible directory of Black-owned businesses. The partners hope it will “reduce the racial disparity that exists in economic well-being through the promotion of black business ownership,” Brent Choi, Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson New York added.

“Black-owned business have long been a staple in the Black community providing jobs, economic security and a somewhere for us to go and feel seen and safe,” said Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors. “In these uncertain times, we need these places more than ever.”

With this interactive tool, Brent Choi, Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson New York said that they hope to “reduce the racial disparity that exists in economic well-being through the promotion of black business ownership.”

Since the establishment of this movement, #BlackLivesMatter, black people have become one in every way and action possible; putting up a united front in everything from hair to welfare; this website idea is an positive step further into the vision and mission of this movement. If there was ever a time to be proud of being black, it is now!