New Jersey’s Black-owned businesses highlighted for Blackout Day 2020

New Jersey’s Black-owned businesses took the spotlight Tuesday for Blackout Day 2020.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2020, 11:04 PM

Updated 1,383 days ago

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New Jersey’s Black-owned businesses took the spotlight Tuesday for Blackout Day 2020.
The social media campaign hopes to encourage people to spend their money at businesses owned by people of color.
Tiffany and Yhanne Battle have owned a bakery in Clayton, Gloucester County for years called Yhanne’s House of Cheesecakes. Their achievements over the years are now coming to the forefront thanks to Blackout Day 2020.
“Black businesses are being recognized, and therefore the contributions that Black businesses have made for our country is also being recognized,” Yhanne Battle says.
The Battles say that the movement has really caught on.
"One Caucasian gentleman really touched my heart because he said, ‘This is the first time I've come out to support a Black-owned business and thank you,’ and I was very appreciative because that’s showing change and showing hope and showing unity,” Tiffany Battle says.
Blackout Day 2020 is also aimed at getting politicians to acknowledge racism and change. The Battles say that they hope that change is coming and that the glimpses of change they have seen continue.
“I believe at large the African American community is a hard laboring community, and that has shown throughout our history. We’ve labored, we’ve helped establish this great country that we do live in,” Yhanne Battle says.
“You deal with so much negative, so to see the love and support come back, it’s beautiful,” Tiffany says.
A list of Black-owned businesses around New Jersey can be found on SupportBlackOwned.com.


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