This Prime Day, you can support and buy from Black-owned brands on Amazon.
For the past five years, Prime Day has featured deals on everything from Instant Pots to Dyson vacuums and Toshiba TVs. Even other big box retailers such as Target and Walmart have started to hold their own sales right around Prime Day.
But for small businesses, which have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to compete with well-known retailers. In particular, Black and Latino-owned businesses have struggled to stay afloat.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) was incorporated as The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in 1993. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities. Additionally, the organization indicates that it represents the views of its members regarding economic and political policy issues; domestically and internationally. It is organized as a 501(c) corporation and has at least 190 chapters within the United States. The NBCC also has international chapters in the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana and Jamaica. As with all Chambers of Commerce, affiliate branches are committed to carrying out the goals of the main Chamber within their areas.
However, the organization is largely funded by non-African American businesses on behalf of whose interests it often lobbies, such as the fossil fuel, telecommunications, and tobacco industries, and has sometimes been accused of being a front group.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce is based in Washington, D.C.
Source – National Black Chamber of Commerce (Updated: 20 June 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Black_Chamber_of_Commerce, (Accessed: 10 October 2020)