Launching next month from New Orleans is another tool to help consumers buy from local, Black-owned businesses.
Connect2Black is a mobile app that includes a Black business directory, city travel aide, and resource guide for and about Black-owned businesses.
The app has a multiplex user-friendly platform for all mobile devices. It connects “conscientious Black people with other like-minded people doing positive progressive things within Black commerce, culture, and community. Yet, it is available for all ethnic and cultural groups to use for their pleasure and resource,” developers said.
“Our principle focus is on the bold act of recognizing and understanding the responsibility that we must encourage our family and community to buy Black. Thus, the frequent use of this app as a way of life can help strengthen the sustainability of Black wealth.”
The app is designed to help users connect to Black-owned enterprises, entertainment venues, barbers or beauty salons, shopping strip malls, church revivals, festivals, or Pleasure Club parades using Geo-Mapping features.
Connect2Black also serves as a personal concierge and tour guide to help establish a well-planned itinerary. Special features include:
- Licensed tour guides, natives ambassador of Black culture, sharing untold stories;
- C2B Ride Sharing–Black owned taxi, limo, tour buses;
- Pop-Up notifications of side street parades and major citywide events occurring in real time;
- Black Press News Stand
- Handy person work force and job posting; and
- Black History trivia.