The past week the country has been in a complete uproar, after the video recording of George Floyd being murdered by a Minneapolis police officer surfaced. The entire United States and 18 international countries have protested in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
This revolutionary energy has sparked various conversations within the black community—one of the most recurring conversations supporting more black-owned businesses. A Chicago man created a dope interactive Google MAP of the city’s Black-owned businesses. Check out the map and what he had to say about what inspired him.
I have always been focused on black economic empowerment. I wanted an easy way to show people where they could support black-ownership and build our local wealth. I’d seen news articles, lists, and black business directories in the past, and used those to help build some of this, but those were either old articles, not comprehensive, or a lot harder to use than a map. Keeping this updated, useful, and accessible is really important, so I want people to contact me with additions (IG @lassithan).
Glad to discuss more. Best,