Black Pound Day

Black Pound Day

Black Pound day is set to launch for the first time ever this weekend, in the UK.

Following on from the Black Lives Matter movement, this day will mark a very important step in the Black community.

Going forward, Black Pound Day will be celebrated once a month, every month.

But what is it and how can I support Black-owned businesses?

 

What is Black Pound Day?

The campaign has been set-up for people across the UK to support and invest in Black-Owned businesses for the day, with the description reading: "We will replace our normal purchases with Black-owned businesses, where possible for one full day.”

It was created by Swiss, a musician from the UK hip hop and garage group So Solid Crew, in response to the tragic killing of George Build tragic killing of George Floyd, which sparked worldwide BLM protests 

The organisation’s website reads: "[Swiss’] idea hopes to underpin our long-term financial growth and infrastructure, empowering and motivating the Black community.

"The day is also an opportunity to find out how everyone can support Black businesses over the long-term. So don't forget to share brands that you love, businesses that you can't live without, and make sure to hashtag #BlackPoundDay.”