Black Business Month officially starts Tuesday. Founded in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr., the month is held to commemorate Black-owned businesses, Black entrepreneurs and the push for overall economic growth. To start the celebration, singer Normani visited the Buy From a Black Woman Inspire tour with H&M, appearing at the organization’s pop-up store in Los Angeles on July 22.
“Black women have been leading the numbers when it comes to starting a business,” Normani told WWD. “Annual sales for Black women business owners are five times smaller than all women-owned businesses due to lack of support and awareness,” she continued, sharing her support for BFABW. “This organization empowers, educates, and inspires Black women business owners and the people who support them.”