Washington, DC — Three champions of the buy Black movement are joining forces in a powerful new effort to strengthen Black America.
PurchaseBlack.com is a curated online shopping marketplace filled with excellent Black owned businesses selling their products by invitation only.
BlackBizScope.com organizes live broadcasts highlighting Black owned businesses using the social network Periscope. Tuloko.com is a web and mobile platform that provides an innovative Black business directory, news, events, and information for android and iPhone.
“Our businesses are different, but we share a common vision,” says Brian AM Williams, founder of PurchaseBlack.com. “We all exist to bring real change to Black America through business. We know that economics can help solve many of our toughest issues.”
Each organization empowers multiple Black owned businesses as well as “Black friendly” organizations that help make a positive impact. Black business owners hire Black employees at higher rates, give to charity, and find value in improving their communities. Through creating stronger Black owned businesses, these three groups are creating a stronger community.
“Collaboration is the key for success and sustainability for African-American owned businesses. BlackBizScope.com uses the fastest growing social media platform “Periscope” to bring awareness of African-American businesses and encourage our audience to be intentional and strategically support,” says BlackBizScope co-founder Pamela J. Booker.
Considering the challenging racial climate, events like Pattie Labelle’s pies generating over 2 million dollars in 48 hours, or the New York Times Article “Blacks Are Challenged to Buy From Black-Owned Businesses to Close Gap”, the resurgence of buying Black is growing, and these three organizations are at the forefront of the movement.
“Purchasing from Black-owned businesses in previous years was a hallmark of a certain generation. Our platforms are a way to revive that spirit, in part, because African-American owned businesses across the country are struggling and because it’s been recognized that entrepreneurship is the strongest way to get (and keep) African-Americans employed,” says Tuloko co-founder Sean Armstrong.
With over 1.1 trillion dollars in collective buying power, Black America would be the #16 richest country on earth, however, our buying power isn’t being employed by Black Americans at its potential. These three organizations realized this relationship and have decided that by bringing collective awareness to their solutions, they could make a real, sustainable impact.
PurchaseBlack.com, BlackBizScope.com, and Tuloko.com are generating the answers that have been needed to help address some of America’s most challenging issues. Connect with each organization by joining their websites, downloading their applications, and engaging with them on social media.