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Shop Black-Owned

Build communities, Shop Black owned

This February, Local Return joins many partners around the U.S. to support Black-owned businesses. Let’s inspire our communities to help build Black wealth and celebrate the rich culture and diversity that make up our economy and communities.

This Shop Black-Owned Campaign is part of AMIBA’s Shop Indie Local Initiative.

Here are some things you can do: 

Choose Black-owned businesses.

Here are just a few of Rhode Island’s Black-owned businesses that have been called out by friends of Local Return:

Ask your favorite locally owned businesses if they carry products made or grown by Black-owned businesses. 

Encourage retailers you patronize to take the Fifteen Percent Pledge, dedicating 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands. (Black people make up 15% of the population in the United States.)

Amplify the “Shop Black-Owned” message in February

Use #ShopBlackOwned on social media, and share a message with your family and friends.

Support organizations that support Black-owned businesses, like the Rhode Island Black Business Association and African Alliance of Rhode Island.

Both organizations are nonprofits that are sustained by charitable contributions. RIBBA is hosting a State of Black Businesses in Rhode Island Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 24.

Together, we can build stronger local economies that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

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