Boss Women Media’s mission has also been to be the #1 place for millennial #blackwomen. As a Black-Owned, Female-Founded business, we’re all about creating opportunities to make a change in our Black community. From creating digital experiences to propel boss women forward in their careers to giving them the necessary tools and resources to make that transition.
As we continue to do our part in making change in our Black community, we want to challenge you to do the exact same thing. If you’re unsure about where to start or even how, we’re giving you 5 opportunities to make change in the Black Community! Keep reading to find out how you can make a change now. #BlackLivesMatter
5 Opportunities to Make Change in the Black Community
Acknowledge the Problem
The first step into making a change in anything that you do is acknowledging that there is in fact a problem. It’s no secret that Black communities of all realms and aspects have received different treatment and support than other communities. From job placements, to the education system, to simply being stereotyped and judged for the color of their skin. If you’re looking to contribute to making a change in the Black community, acknowledge the problem(s) first.
Create a Diverse Friend Circle
Diversity is something that we physically see, living in America however it’s something that we greatly lack within our friend circles. Finding a way to genuinely connect with a diverse group of people within your friend circle will truly open your eyes to the fact that there are other races of people that you too can connect with. You too can build genuine and lifelong friends with people that don’t look like you—you just have to be willing to do so.
Support Several Black-Owned Businesses
With everything going on in our world, now more than ever, supporting Black-owned businesses is so vital. We’ve created a directory of over 300+ Black-Owned businesses that you can support, not only during this time but well after. Shopping and supporting Black-Owned Businesses is one of the biggest ways you can make change in the Black community.
Donate Money to Organizations
Donating money to various Black organizations that are helping to fight racial injustices, police brutality and simply fighting for equality is another way to make change in the Black community around you. A few organizations that are currently accepting donations are:
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- I Run With Maud
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- The Bail Project
- Black Lives Matter
These are just a few of the many organizations that are set into place to make change in the Black community.
Invest in Companies that Support People of Color
Investing in companies that support people of color also goes hand-in-hand with supporting Black-Owned businesses. Forbes has created a list of 75 Black-Owned Businesses that you can support to make a change in the Black community. From purchasing their products/services to simply investing money into their brand– everything matters!
If you are a Black-Owned business and you want to be featured in our directory, click here to fill out the form.