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Issa Rae Wants Black-Owned Businesses To Get Certified Through This Partnership Initiative
It’s no secret that when Issa Rae says move, we ask “in which direction?” The Insecure actress is the queen of Rooting For Everybody Black so there’s no surprise that she’s encouraging Black-owned businesses to follow suit in certifying their brands through a newly launched program.
Today, American Express and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) announced the expansion of their ByBlack initiative with their first national certification program exclusively for Black-owned businesses. According to the official press release, the program was first curated as a directory of Black-owned businesses and has now transformed into a “no-cost, digital platform” which will “now unlock more ways to reach new customers and secure contracts for Black-owned businesses across the country.”