Supporting each other during Black History Month is important but these efforts don’t have to only take place during February of each year. Supporting the community is a year-round goal all of us should have. Here’s how we can uplift, empower, and support our brothers and sisters in the Black Community.
1. Shop Black
According to The Atlantic, Black buying power is projected to reach $1.4 trillion this year. Imagine the impact making more of an effort to spend money in our communities could make. Spending at Black businesses allows business owners to create additional jobs which leads to our next point.
2. Hire Black
When you employ a member of the Black community, you open financial doors to a group of people who often do not have access to capital. More jobs will help to close the racial wealth gap and build a more financially stable community. Plus, the workplace is always better when different races, cultures, mindsets, and characteristics are working together. It’s no longer just Jamal the intern who is the only Black voice in the room.
3. Give Back
A helping hand can go a long way. Reach out and grab the hand of someone who may need help in a time of need. You can give back by attending Career Day at your local schools, volunteering at outreach programs that support Black people, and also participate in local charities in the Black community.
When we all work together, we can only grow as a community. We encourage you to take action and remember to support the Black community year-round, 365 days a YEAR!