The Blackout Coalition defines its mission “to create an international community of economic solidarity and national consciousness unified around our common experience and ancestry as Emancipated Peoples of America.”
The Blackout Coalition calls on blacks to do business only with blacks
This movement is an awakening of the national consciousness of black people in America and abroad. We need economic solidarity in America amongst all black people unequivocally. In order to break free from the chains of financial servility, we will organize days, weeks, months, and years if necessary when not one black person in America will spend a dollar outside of our community.
Our ASK is that we stop being shot down in the streets. Our ASK is that racist legislation be purged from the books, and the cancerous ideology that this country was founded upon be rooted out. Our ASK is that we have equal opportunity to access funding so that we can conduct business and practice group economics amongst ourselves. Our ASK is that we are allowed to build our own communities and industries and be left alone. Our ASK is that you stop murdering our leaders when they attempt to unite us as a people.
WE WILL SYSTEMATICALLY AND STRATEGICALLY BLACK OUT UNTIL THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND WE HAVE RISEN TO POWER AS A PEOPLE.
Although this movement is exclusively targeted at empowering and uplifting black people all over the world, we welcome ALL people of color to stand with us in solidarity. Black people alone account for an estimated 1.2 trillion dollars or more of spending in the economy annually. Together we have 3.9 trillion dollars in economic spending power. While we welcome allies who choose to stand with us, we make absolutely no apology for the fact this movement is FOR US & BY US.
BLACKOUT DAY JULY 7, 2020. This is a call to action!! We need one day of solidarity in America where not one black person in America spends a dollar.
This is only the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of economic empowerment as a reality for ALL BLACK PEOPLE. United, we are an unstoppable force. We are a nation of people within this nation that at any time can demand our liberation by withholding our dollars. If we can do it for a day, we can do it for a week, a month, a quarter, a year…and one day we will look up and it will be a way of life.
A flyer signed by the Blackout Coalition reads:
Do not spend any money on July 7th
The Black Lives Matter movement is holding a nationwide economic blackout.
Black people account for 1.2 trillion in annual US spending with just one day of no spending by POC [persons of color] and allies – we could keep billions out from the economy .
Money talks, let’s speak their language.