Apps highlighting black-owned businesses see a surge in support during pandemic and protests
As protests for racial justice continue to spring up across the country, so has the push to support black-owned businesses. And with the swell of support has come a surge of popularity in black-owned business directory apps and new ways to support small black-owned businesses during this time. In the United States alone, there are nearly 2.6 million small black-owned businesses, according to the Census Bureau. Google Docs containing resources and lists of black-owned businesses have also been popular and highly shared across social media platforms. The company says the intent is to make it easier for users to find black-owned businesses on the platform.