Blackout Day is on Tuesday and Urban One remains committed to supporting and representing Black businesses and culture.
Black people spend more than one trillion dollars in the U.S. each year, yet only make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population. In a season where Black voices, Black creatives, and Black businesses are being amplified more than ever, the Blackout Day campaign intends show the power of the Black dollar. The campaign challenges people to avoid in-store and online purchases, unless those purchases are from a Black-owned business.
Urban One EVP and Chief Administrator Officer, Karen Wishart, released a statement:
Urban One joins in solidarity with African American business owners and the Black community for Blackout Day on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Urban One is a certified minority controlled and operated African American business, founded by an African American woman. We are acutely aware of the trillion-dollar impact of our community’s spending power and the importance of supporting and promoting Black-owned businesses within our local communities. African American families and businesses have endured the widening health and wealth disparities gap caused by systemic inequities. They have also been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Urban One, through all of its platforms, is committed to supporting Black businesses, championing Black causes and remaining “unapologetically” in service to the African American community.
Show your support of Blackout Day by using the hashtags #BlackOut2020 and/or #BuyBlack.