The problems facing Black people in the UK all stem from a lack of a Black economy. My Black Market is a new company running a campaign throughout the UK until Black history month, raising funds to build a website that will host a Black UK economic platform. This platform will allow you to get any product or service from a Black owned business, and the businesses will be networked, circulating the money in the Black community, creating a Black UK economy. Funding is being raised on Indiegogo by selling exclusive “Buy Black” T-shirts and other merchandise to customers; and packages to get your products and services listed on the platform for business owners.
Black and Mixed Race people in the UK, will die at birth, have a worse standard of living, and die before the average White British person.1 This is because they have poor quality services. They have poor quality of service because they live in poor neighbourhoods, and they have poor neighbourhoods because they drain their community and don’t practice group economics. 95% of Black money is spent outside of the community, and 3% of what is spent within it, is spent with non-Black owned businesses, leaving Blacks with only 2% of their income. MyBlackMarket.uk will allow you to source any product or service from a Black owned business, and the businesses will be networked to circulate the money and create an economy.
After being inspired by Dr Claude Andersons Powernomics plan for Black America; and discovering “Half of Black children in the UK grow up in poverty”2; Daniel Lister, 33 from North London, has spent this past year working on a similar plan to solve the problems facing Black people within the UK. “I believe the outcome of your life shouldn’t be based on the colour of your skin” – Daniel Lister.
Founded in January 2014, My Black Market will help Black & Mixed Race businesses and their customers to build a Black UK economy. Get any product or service from a Black owned business. Daniel Lister is an author and community activist with a background in business and banking.
1 Office for National Statistics (ONS)
2 The Equality and Human Rights Commission