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Website to Find Black Owned Eateries Comes to Canada

Shahina Khatun

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The Nielen report of 2018 stated that the clack consumers across the United States has spent an amount of $1.2 trillion dollars in a year. The number is hoped to extend to $2 billion in the following years. However, there are several black owned businesses only to receive a little percentage of those dollars. There are many factors for that, but the insufficient financial capital to provide support to the business is at the top position of the list.

This was the main reason for the Edward Dillard to make the EatBlackOwned.com. This EatBlackOwned.com was first launched in June 2019 and gives the black owned cafes, diners, restaurants as well as bakeries with some more online exposure. The users can either locate the eateries which are adjacent to the geographic location, or the users can search by the country, city or the addresses. Edward Dillard in an interview said that he had wanted to build a website which had been user friendly and had several black owned restaurants enlisted than other directory. Due to the slavery, segregation as well as the past laws by the United States Government to suppress the black people, there was a gigantic racial wealth gap in the country. He thought that the African Americans needed to do all the things in the power to get themselves up and also close the gap.

He also said hat he had begun receiving emails after starting the site for request in other countries. Toronto was the greatest and the most visited city in the Canada, and the multicultural landscape of that country was also home to several black-owned businesses. That was the only thing right for them to extend there, and they would them move to Montreal and to the other parts of the Canada.

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