The event was part of WeBuyBlack.comâ€™s â€œOur Community, Our Responsibility!â€ campaign, and the donation was presented in conjunction withÂ LaDetra White of Putting My Money Where My Heart Is,Â and Cash Mob ATL.Â
On Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2017 at 10 am, the ambush team and WeBuyBlack supporters gathered at Supreme Burger Express in Conley, GA and presented the business with a check for $1000.Â
â€œAs a community, we are responsible for ensuring the well-being of our local businesses,â€ Abdul-Malik said. â€œWhen we put our dollars together, we no longer need to beg for help from people outside our community.â€
The gift was just the beginning, as WeBuyBlack.com has pledged to provide a business grant to a Black-owned business each month, with the help of communityÂ donations. In addition to the monetary gift, a team of advisers will be available to provide the business owners with marketing tips, guidance on personal finance, and overall branding guidance.
"Imagine when we have 100,000 people giving $5, $10, or $20 a month. Imagine seeing a Black owned business, who may have just opened, or may have been in business for years, receive a large check with close to half a million dollars to strengthen their operation. This is what family does for each other. When I watch the NBC show Shark Tank, and I listen to all these caucasian people state that their funding capital of $500k was gifted by their family and friends, yet Black entrepreneurs are fighting for high-interest loans, I knew we had to change that. We have to see ourselves as family and never deviate from this. Then and only then will we be able to reestablish not just a Black Wall Street but rebuild our communities, neighborhoods, and cities." -- Shareef Abdul-Malik, founder WeBuyBlack.com
To support the â€œOur Community, Our Responsibility!â€ initiative, go to webuyblack.com/communityÂ and subscribe today.