‘We need this to be a lifestyle.’ — Here’s why people were asked not to patronize non-Black businesses on July 7.
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In US news and current events today, people were asked not to patronize non-Black businesses on July 7, 2020, for #BlackOutDay2020. Calvin Martyr started Black Out Day 2020 to organize people across the U.S. to use their money to fight for racial justice.
The movement, supported by Black Lives Matter, called for everyone in the U.S., but particularly Black and brown communities, to refrain from any purchases on July 7 in an effort to push money towards Black-owned businesses more consistently. The idea follows many civil rights era movements that demanded change through economic boycott.
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