hosts weekend black business crawls

Black Business Month Project to Highlight Black-Owned Enterprises in Five Chicago Business Districts

To mark the 26th anniversary of National Black Business Month in Illinois, an official recognition by the state of Illinois in honor of ancestor, Dr. Webb Evans, (TBM) will host Black business crawls every Saturday in August covering 5 major areas.   

“2020 is a year of major change, making it an open portal for Black owned businesses to finally gain the spotlight,” declared TBM CEO Cassiopeia Uhuru. “August is the perfect month to set the stage.” is a book, brick and click platform that Makes it EASY to Build & Buy Black! They will be joining forces with Afrika Enterprises, Black Entrepreneurship Collective, Black Chicago Eats, Blacknificent Mile 79th Street Corridor, CBW Productions, Red Level Entertainment, SMP Creative Business and Design, Steps Inc Consulting, The Black Ink Group, United Black American Progress Association and WDB Marketing to sip, shop and support Black businesses like we’ve never done before.

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The Black Business Crawl will happen in Englewood, Hyde Park, Chatham, Austin, and Uptown, and other communities between noon and 4pm every Saturday in August and include some of Chicago’s favorite Black owned businesses such as Culture Connection, The Silver Room, Sip & Savor, Batter & Berries, Shawn Michelle’s and many more. Each crawl will kick off at a flagship business complete with a DJ, libations and a host organization that will disseminate information on the next businesses to visit and support in that area. We invite all to join us via car, caravan, bike, by foot or crawl for this impactful experience in unity.

To help track the impact of supporting these businesses throughout the month, TBM has joined forces with Black Coin to test a new web and mobile application that makes it easy for users to upload their receipts, identify Black-owned businesses and gather important data that can be used to improve our business districts.

In addition, we will be hosting a day to give back to the community on August 15th by distributing hot meals in collaboration with The Doula Part and The Culture Chicago

“Please join us as we seize these historical moments and continue the movement emphasizing that Black Lives AND Black Businesses Matter,” Uhuru continued. 

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