Donate to help Black entrepreneurs and help us reach our goal of empowering 100,000 Black entrepreneurs with free access to the knowledge, tools and support they need.
While we undertake the essential task of reworking our justice system, we can unlock the talents of every black man and woman and impact their economic justice. Entrepreneurial skills are no longer a “nice to have,” they are now key skills to help individuals realize their potential. As Professor Darrick Hamilton, founding director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification, and Political Economy at The New School, said in a national town hall on equality in America:
“We need to stop exploiting, extracting and managing economically vulnerable people, but rather give them the resources so they can be self-determining and achieve the goals they define for themselves and be empowered.”
More than ever, Black businesses need our help as nearly 50 percent are destined to close as a result of COVID-19 and many Black Americans are becoming entrepreneurs as a matter of necessity. We can’t change social justice overnight, but with your help we can have an impact on Black economic justice by empowering current and aspiring Black entrepreneurs today.
The Lonely Entrepreneur (501c3) – through our Black Entrepreneur Initiative – enables our partners to empower current and aspiring black entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and support they need to start or grow a business. We do this by providing our platform – called The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community – free to Black entrepreneurs through sponsorships and support of corporate and philanthropic partners.