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National Blackout: A Day without Black Women

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What would the world look like with a Day without Black Women? Society cannot function without us. Yet, everyday black women are denied equal pay and equal rights.

The Nielsen Report puts Black buying power at $1.2 Trillion. Black dollars matter and we not only shape the financial markets with our culture, but we also shape it with our pockets.

Why did we choose this day to demand economic justice for all black people?

In light of the May 31, 1921, Tulsa Race Riots, aka the Tulsa Massacre, that took place on took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a mob of white citizens attacked residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States. The attack carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district, at the time the wealthiest black community in the U.S.

Stand in Solidarity to support a National Blackout: A Day Without Black Women as we fight against systematic racist wage, wealth and economic gaps that exist in the Black community.

Why Wear Black?

B.B.P: Black Buying Power.

Women who lead the Black Panther Party B.P.P wore black. Women were at the helm of the party. Black women played a crucial role in shaping the Black power movement. In light of the Black Panther Party paving the way for the legacy of the Black Lives Matter movement, we are here. Black Panther Party certainly laid down the seeds for modern Black liberation movements, like Black Lives Matter, that continue to fight for the same cause as the 1966-formed Black Panther Party. This is why we wear black in honor of those who have come before us and shaped the journey.

What: National Blackout: A Day without Black Women

When: Friday, May 31st, 2019

Time: ALL DAY!

One Day Demonstration—Support B.B.P—Black Buying Power!

How to Participate:

  • Black women take the day off from paid and unpaid work! Understanding for those who cannot take off, single parents and/or those with small children we ask that you stand in solidarity with your fellow sisters and wear black.

  • Black women can black out your profile pictures on your social networks!

  • Black women can wear black in solidarity (Send us a Selfie!)

  • Avoid shopping anywhere except with black-owned and operated businesses


Hosted by: Fareeda

The Black Women’s Cooperative

theblackwomanscooperative@gmail.com or

(484) 452-3056



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