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Gunna Reunites With Jasmine Crowe's Goodr To Distribute $100K To Atlanta Families

Gunna and Goodr have returned for the greater good of the Atlanta, GA community. Gunna’s Great Giveaway Foundation and Black-owned sustainable waste management platform Goodr will be providing $150 gift cards for 750 families to shop at their local Walmart this holiday season. Beginning today (Dec. 23), families in College Park (6149 Old National Hwy, College Park, GA 30349) can tap in but must have already pre-registered. In addition to the gift card, Gunna will be handing out a special gift. “Gunna continually finds ways to give back to the community that raised him,” Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe says, according to Hype Magazine . “We at Goodr value this partnership and look forward to helping Gunna’s efforts whenever we are called upon.” Registrations have closed for the drive-thru event, and for participating families attending, they must remain in their vehicles. Masks will be required. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ❕WUNNA❕🥷🏻✝️ (@gunna) As AfroTech previously told you,...

Dec 23, 2021

This Trio Is Throwing A Black Paper Party This Holiday Season With Their Line Of Inclusive Products

Black households contributed $835 billion in consumer expenditures in 2019 alone and the combined spending of these households has increased by five percent annually over the last twenty years, according to reports. With the holiday season at our front door, the Black purchasing power is predicted to be at an all-time high. Although many companies will reap the benefits of the Black dollar, few are embracing representation in their products. Black Paper Party is on a mission to create more inclusive items for Black families to shop for this year. Founded in September 2020 by Madia Willis (chief executive officer), J’Aaron “Jae” Merchant (chief product designer) and Jasmine Hudson (chief merchandising officer), the trio reckoned Black families were underrepresented each holiday. Combining their love for the culture with 25 years of experience in retail, product development, and creative design, they knew it was time to create products that were reflective of the Diaspora. “ Having...

Nov 24, 2021

Meta Taps Grammy-Winning Artist Ciara To Amplify Small Black-Owned Businesses

According to a report , Black business ownership rates declined by about 40 percent between February and April 2020, which was the sharpest decline of any racial group. In response, Meta — formerly Facebook — has big plans this holiday season that involve amplifying small Black-owned businesses. To kick it off, during the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 Summit, the company announced a partnership with Grammy award-winning artist Ciara, as they plan “to redistribute the energy of the biggest physical retail day” to spotlight Black-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. “In the US, Black-owned businesses have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, and this holiday season will be ‘make or break’ for many,” said Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. “One way we can all make a difference is through conscious shopping, which is why I’m thrilled to partner with Ciara to support #BuyBlack and do what we can to help Black-owned small businesses.” Under the partnership, starting Nov. 22,...

Nov 12, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute But Totally Perfect Black-Owned Gifts For Your Favorite People

By now, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect holiday gift for several people in your life—your tech-obsessed bestie, your book-loving bae, and your neighbor who helped you stay sane during the pandemic. Either way, here’s a list of last-minute gifts from Black-owned businesses that you can shop right now (except Telfar, of course!).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by kimberly not kim (@museummammy) Black Futures, $40 Authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have curated a collection of Black works—from compelling essays to dazzling art to provocative memes—to present what it means to be a Black creator today. Get one for you and your fav book lover.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yo Soy AfroLatina (@yosoyafrolatina) Yo Soy Afro Latina Negrita Mug, $20 Coffee, tea, or eggnog, this ceramic mug is the best way to drink your beverages.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Moonlight Roller (@moonlightroller) Moonlight Roller Skates,...

Dec 15, 2020