What is Black Shop Friday?
Black Shop Friday is dedicated to raise awareness of local black-owned businesses by calling on people to commit to visit and purchase from at least one black-owned business – brick-and-mortar or online, product or service – as part of their regular routine on the busiest shopping day of the year.
In Partnership With
Earlier this year, Black Shop Friday collaborated with Target to establish a majority-Black board of directors. This important partnership helps diversify perspectives, expand campaign reach, and extend retail training for our participating businesses. Target supports Black-owned businesses in every stage of development, and we encourage participants to apply for Target Accelerator Programs: Target Takeoff & Forward Founders. Both programs are designed to help entrepreneurs increase their potential for long-term success in retail.
Black-owned Creative & Production Partners
- Photography: Parrish Lewis
- Typography: Vocal Type Co./ Tré Seals
- Editorial: Spin Artists
- Music Composition: Slang Music
Board of Directors
- Aubrey Walker III, OKRP
- Carol H. Williams, Carol Williams Advertising
- Elena Robinson, Whiskey & Bananas Studios
- Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chicago Urban League
- Rahul Roy, OKRP
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