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National Black Business Month

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Did you know that August is annually celebrated as National Black Business Month? The exact history of honoring this month can be traced back to 2004. However, in 2020 the month was solidified and more formally recognized by people and the community. 


In 2004, engineering entrepreneur Fredrick E. Jordan and president/editor of publishing company eAccess Corp John William Templeton started this annual event. With the intention of highlighting and empowering Black business owners. Today, the odds are still not in favor of Black entrepreneurs. National Black Business Month pushes for equality in the business space and celebrates those who are thriving despite the challenges. 


August is a time to recognize and support Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. This month we reflect on the history of Black entrepreneurship, their impact on the United States economy, and the resilience of the Black community. Support locally owned Black businesses this month and every month. 

Celebrate National Black Business Month by shopping at black businesses and shops, sharing black business stories, hosting or supporting a fundraiser, or donating to a black business charity. Businesses you can support range from restaurants to home decor to salons to crafters. Living at Flats 130 at Constitution Square in our nation’s capital, Washington DC, there are a plethora of black businesses to shop and support.

One thought on “National Black Business Month

  1. Take time to learn about the history and ongoing challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs. Celebrate their resilience and success stories, and be an ally in their fight for equitable opportunities.


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