Skip to comments.This Black History Month, Help Make A Better Black Economic Future With PurchaseBlack.com
Posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:03 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Black history month is in full swing, and PurchaseBlack.com wants you to not only honor the richness of Black history, but to also build a better Black future through buying and selling, Black.
"It's important to look back into history with awe and appreciation, yet it's critical to look forward into the future and create a stronger, better Black community," says Brian Williams, founder & CEO of PurchaseBlack.com. "Buying Black is an excellent way to get there!"
PurchaseBlack.com is an online e-commerce website similar to an African American focused Amazon marketplace. The website hosts Black owned & Black servicing businesses selling products in free stores directly on the website. The web site is inviting business owners to open free webstores to sell their products to its audience of African American online customers.
Brian studied Black business success while getting his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas, which inspired him to start PurchaseBlack.com. He will be speaking at American University this Black history month, and has appeared on TV One to speak about his experiences. He says that buying Black has the potential to reduce Black unemployment down to as little as 1%.
"When one puts together the facts, it becomes clear why PurchaseBlack.com is such an important and useful platform for Black owned and Black servicing businesses to sell their products."
There are about 1.8 million Black owned businesses that do not have employees according to the latest American business survey. There are also nearly 2.1 million unemployed Black people as of December 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If we used our one trillion dollar buying power to strengthen those businesses, they could hire at least one employee. This has the potential to reduce Black unemployment all the way down to 1%!
"It starts right now, with us! We are the future of Black America, and it's our job to make it the best it can be. There's no better way to celebrate Black history than that!"
PurchaseBlack was founded to be a positive part of the solution. The business is asking Black owned and Black servicing companies to sell their high-quality products, yet not services, on the website. "Our webstores are free to get started, and we only make a commission once your products are actually sold through PurchaseBlack. If you don't make money, then we don't make any either. We are in this together."
Businesses are encouraged to visit www.purchaseblack.com/become-a-seller for more information about opening a webstore.
They can also connect with the site on their Facebook page, @PurchaseBlack on Twitter, YouTube, or on Google Plus.
Wonder what the PRESS and media would say if WHITES set up a site for Purchase from Whites... I think it’s at heart RACIST. But then, for them, it never is.
Being black seems to be the most important thing in this person’s life.......
Only if they’re not homosexual. Then that is, by far, the most important thing, and not only in their lives, but should be in everyone else’s as well!
If I called him black he’d correct me and tell me he’s African American.
Blacks would have reason to be proud if the first black POTUS had been worthy of the title. He certainly hasn’t improved the economic lot of blacks in this country.
Why not call it EXCLUDEWHITEY.COM? WEHATECRACKERS.COM?
Isn’t owning knockoutgame.com enough?
This certainly is in conflict with MLK’s dream of a color blind society..
They are all of the “African Race” just like is on Obama’s birth certificate......even though there is no such thing.
I bought a new Black & Decker belt sander. So I contributed.
The 57 Infantile States Of America bought a black man as president because he was black and that hasn’t worked out so well.
Yep. Exclude everyone BUT blacks from your little community. That sounds like a recipe for success!
Buy from blacks for the sake of helping a black?! Unless it’s the best bargain, it’ll never happen. “Buy Fresh. Buy Local” is the biggest pile of BS sticker out there. Liberals slap it on their Priuus to feel good about themselves.
I make purchases by evaluating the biggest bang for the buck, therefore I am racist.
“but to also build a better Black future through buying and selling”
Maybe they should consider moving to Africa to accomplish their goals.
I guess we needed more proof that blacks are the most racist people on the planet.
Have you ever noticed which sections black people go to when they visit a bookstore? Most of the time it is the black interest section. I am NOT stereo typing, I am just observing. 90 percent of the time this is true. What does this tell you?
Eat me you black racists!
I’ve never seen blacks in a book store.