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Justin Shaw Used His Own Struggles To Build A Crowdfunding Platform That Is For Us, By Us

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, this organization is committed to empowering and uplifting Black communities through financial relief and support for those in need. Justin Shaw built Black Money Builder from the ground up as a way to support his community and it ended up being equally beneficial to him as he worked to overcome his own challenges. “In August 2019, I was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and I was devastated by that news,” the Black Money Builder founder shared in an interview with AfroTech. “Going through chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I started to get the bill and quickly realized that the financial burden that the disease was going to be too much for me to handle by myself.” From there, Shaw’s wife started a crowdfunding campaign that really allowed family and friends to help through generosity. As he continued treatments, Shaw wanted to have the same effect on others as he received. After his journey, Justin Shaw...

Shanique Yates

Nov 26, 2021