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Love and build, anything placed before love will fail...
--Sista Souljah  

40% of African American males drop out of high school.

1 in 3 black male youth will have been in a juvenile detention center before the age of 18

Black and Latina girls are more than twice as likely as white girls to become pregnant before they leave adolescence

 

We provide an alternative. BuyBlackDepot (formerly known as BBD) is a entrepreneur development program for young people ages 18-23. We empower young people from the inside out through hands on entrepreneurship education.

Our network:

        • Local Business Owners & Executives
        • Business Consultants
        • Life Coaches
        • Web Developers
        • Marketing Professionals
        • Teachers
        • Lawyers
        • Community Leaders
        • Media Personalities
        • Real Estate Professionals

 

Financial Empowerment

We believe that financial empowerment is financial freedom, and through financial freedom, communities can rebuild and create sustainable opportunities themselves. We provide a "real world" approach to business and financial education using hands-on business opportunities. 

Self-Empowerment

We help youth envision a pathway to success for themselves. Next, we guide them through potential barriers that may exist from their own perspectives. 

Community Empowerment

We are the change we wish to see. All of our business ventures are mutually beneficial to (1) the community (2) the BBD participant and to (3) BuyBlackDepot.com. We believe that in order to facilitate change, all activities performed under BuyBlackDepot.com must be to empower youth, as they affect effective change in the future.

The first step to living the life of your dreams is empowering yourself to become what you were meant to be. - Undi

BBD Core values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Gratitude 
  • Self-Empowerment