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Connecting black-owned businesses

This entrepreneur created a food delivery app just for black-owned restaurants.

Buying Black owned products again

In Philadelphia, very few businesses are black-owned — only 2.5%. according to Pew Charitable Trusts. This entrepreneur’s mission. To connect them. Launched in early 2019, the app and website connect users with black-owned restaurants around Philadelphia using a single directory. For Cabello, it’s not just about turning a profit — it’s about using technology to foster community.

Why buy Black?

“People don't know what black businesses are. I'm going to support something that you don't know exists. So, you know, just bringing that awareness, that's always key. You can't support something you don't know. Black and Mobile were the first black-owned food delivery service in Philadelphia and were the first black owned food delivery service in the country that delivers exclusively for black owned businesses. It's hard to find black-owned businesses, young or old. A lot of people cannot name over 25 black owned businesses or restaurants. So, what we do is we locate them but then we also let you support them because we deliver to your door. I like to say the culture delivers. You see Amazon and all these giant tech companies, they utilize technology. Some of the businesses are scared of it. They're old school. So, they're scattered. It's so important because we need to know where our business is also, so we can spend our dollar with our business. Group economics is not just something that you want to talk about. Like we need. We need the money in our community”, David Cabello, founder - Black and Mobile tells Brut.

Black Business has a long history in America

The Buy Black movement has been rising — black spending power is projected to hit a record $1.5 trillion by 2021 based on data from Nielsen. Cabello hopes people of color in other cities follow Black and Mobile’s example.

Brut.

01/13/2020 10:58 AM
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110 comments

  • Maddy C.
    a day

    Well .. I love and support black people all the way !! But ideas behind such things are bit racist in nature... You cant make everything black and everything white ... The world has more color to offer than this too !!

  • Kimberly M.
    a day

    Congratulations

  • Shrief M.
    2 days

    Modern racism 😐

  • Sharon T.
    2 days

    Beautiful keep going!😊💖

  • Alphus J.
    2 days

    Its a good thing u are doing

  • Alphus J.
    2 days

    Hope u is fighting down the write we all God people tank u

  • Hassan M.
    3 days

    Great job young men...i applaud you👏👏👌👌👍👍

  • Ruth H.
    3 days

    Congratulation keep up the good work

  • Kesley A.
    3 days

    2 Thumbs up my brother, respect

  • Chester A.
    3 days

    Love this message!

  • Gail B.
    3 days

    Connecting the villages..... let's do this all over the u.s. .....

  • Dawn G.
    3 days

    Great idea

  • Jacqueleen O.
    3 days

    Omg i love this story!!!

  • Sean M.
    4 days

    Fantastic keep it up.

  • Damien M.
    5 days

    LOVE ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Elsa J.
    5 days

    oh man they are so smart

  • Tubor T.
    5 days

    Very nice

  • O.G. B.
    6 days

    We nd 2 apply this in every area of our communities in every area of the world...

  • Emiliane F.
    6 days

    Need the web site or number we call when we need to order.

  • Mohamed O.
    6 days

    It's a good business idea but I think it's wrong of them to isolate a certain colour or race. What if a white man came up to them and wanted his business included in there? What would they tell him? That this is for black people only? I think that's very racist. If a group of white people did that, there would've been an outrage. It's wrong to think that you're allowed to be racist just cause you're black.