The new initiative will encourage people to shop with African-American-owned businesses.

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Mayor Byron Brown talks About Buy Black Buffalo Week with Yasmin Young

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown announced a new initiative to help showcase Black-owned businesses in Buffalo this holiday season. Buy Black Buffalo week will help drive consumers to African-American-owned businesses, which have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. The week will be held from December 4 to December 11 and is sponsored by The City of Buffalo and AT&T. The Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center is assisting with making Buy Black Buffalo week happen.

Mayor Brown says that Buy Black Buffalo Week is designed to help hard-hit businesses,

“My Administration continues its commitment to helping those who need it most during these difficult times, and that includes our Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Mayor Brown. “Our Black-owned businesses play an important role in our City’s economic success and we recognize that many of them have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Buy Black Buffalo Week will build on my other initiatives to assist Black business owners, and further prepare them for increased online shoppers this holiday season, while showcasing some of the region’s unique goods and services.”

In addition to helping promote holiday shopping at the participating businesses, there will be a “Holiday Season Seminar,” which will be a virtual workshop to help them prepare their businesses for online shopping. The MT-sponsored seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at 6 pm. If you are a business owner and would like to participate, you can register at

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