Black Dollar In The Black Community
In honor of black history and Killer Mike’s “Trigger Warning” on Netflix, I am dedicating the entire month of February to buying black, better known as Buy Black(uary). I almost fell out of my chair when Killer Mike stated that the dollar only stays in the black community for only a mere SIX HOURS. Yes, you heard me, SIX HOURS! Contrary to other communities like the Jewish community. Their dollar stays in their community for almost 30 days.
I started to do my own research because frankly, I thought, “this man must be lying”. As I started to research it, I learned that “money circulates zero to one time within the black community, compared to the more than six times it circulates in the Latino community, nine times in the Asian community and an unlimited number of times within the white community.”
Ok so now I’m trippin’! This got me thinking, “How much am I spending in the black community?” Well, my nail technician, beautician, and esthetician are all black, but that’s about where my dollar stops in the black community.
Call To Action
So, I decided, much like Killer Mike to go on a quest to find and invest more into the black community for the entire month of February. I’ve already found some pretty amazing products that are fully black-owned. I was able to try out these products and believe me, I am fully converted into being a life-long customer.
I encourage everyone to observe Buy Black(uary) all month long and hopefully find some products or businesses that you love and can continue to purchase past February. Check out https://webuyblack.com/ or https://www.buyfromablackwoman.org/ if you need some help finding black businesses. Go out in your community and support local black businesses as well. Use #buyblackuary on social media. Let’s start a revolution!