black business month

Celebrating Black Business Month: A Call to Act

August is Black Business Month – It’s a time to celebrate Black-owned businesses and honor the rich heritage of Black entrepreneurship. It’s a call to continue to empower Black business owners in our communities and advocate for economic inclusivity for all. Black Business Month was started in 2004 by historian Jordan William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan, Sr. who quickly realized how limited financing options were for Black entrepreneurs. Their goals were to “drive the policy affecting 2.6 million African American businesses” and bring awareness to and eradicate the systemic inequities that Black business owners have faced throughout history