Black-Owned Restaurant Month

black-owned-restaurant-month.0.0Cities around the country host an annual “restaurant week” or “dining month” where local establishments offer dining deals to attract and market to new customers. Genese Jamilah, founder of event blog I Don’t Do Clubs, has proposed a new type of event-Black-Owned Restaurant Month. Jamilah focuses her event on black-owned businesses, to, ultimately, build a stronger black community.

Jamilah says that “Black Americans are just 13 percent of the U.S. populations and have potentially a buying power of $1.4 trillion by 2019.” She doesn’t believe that this is enough flow in money back into the black communities, and in order to strength spending into the black community, Jamilah proposes to highlight black-owned businesses around the country through this event. Moreover, with headlines in the past few years being that many black-owned restaurants were forced to move, Jamilah’s event seems more necessary. This event can potentially create more exposure to the community businesses and drive revenue stream into the community up.

Black-Owned Restaurant Month will take place this September in New York City.

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