There is a special quality in a person that sees something missing and then acts on it. Genese Jamilah the founder of I Don’t Do Clubs, a lifestyle blog that gives young professionals social options beyond the club scene in cities such as New York, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. is launching Black-Owned Restaurant Month this September in New York. This month long event is a list of black owned restaurants offering a $35 three-course dinner on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from September 9, through September 30, 2015.

Jamilah shares on her website that “Black Americans are just 13 percent of the U.S. population,” but will have a “buying power of $1.4 trillion by 2019.” She adds that not enough of the money is “flowing back into” black communities. She started creating lists of black owned businesses, events, and restaurants to support and create awareness on her blog and they went viral. Black-Owned Restaurant Month is anticipated by many and one not to miss.

View the list of participating restaurants on the site

Will you be going to Black-Owned Restaurant Month?

Yvelette Stines