What Is I ❤️ Black People Movement?
The I❤️ Black People Movement is championing a global network to help protect Black people from the harm and humiliation of racism and xenophobia. The movement aims to protect Black people when they are most vulnerable, especially while traveling and in a new environment. It begins with Black people and their dignity in the world. The movement is manifested in a digital platform and ultimately aims to empower the collective of Black people all over the world.
By providing a hub that lists Black-owned and/or Black-friendly spaces, the I❤️ Black People website helps Black people discover safer spaces no matter where they are and helps support Black infrastructure.
I❤️ Black People empowers Black people to live fearlessly, to be self-sufficient, and to embrace our cultural legacy.
Why Does The I❤️ Black People Website (And Movement) Exist?
Black people are disproportionately negatively affected by systemic racism, white supremacist ideology, and abrupt changes in society.
While the digital platform is the first step, it’s not the whole picture. By organizing a global online Black community, I❤️ Black People advocates for inclusive empowerment. Sharing key resources and safe spaces will help protect Black people everywhere from racism and xenophobia.
How Does I❤️ Black People Leverage Technology To Protect Black People?
I❤️ Black People is a movement sponsored by BillMari, which has provided Black people with online access to resources and information about safe places all around the world.
The founders of I❤️ Black People were inspired by a historical book which originated in the 1930s, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This book informed Black readers of places that were safe for Black people to visit. Because of The Green Book, Black individuals and families could navigate safely and avoid racism while traveling. It listed safe hotels, restaurants, gas stations, garages, and more. At the time of the book’s publication, white-owned businesses could legally turn away Black travelers. The Green Book ensured that no Black family would go without lodging, meals, gas, and other necessary services while traveling. Our global Green Book helps people in current times by identifying places that treat Black people with respect.
Now, in 2021, the iloveBlackpeople.com website provides its own current, digital version of safe places – all over the world.
Don’t forget to download the I❤️ Black People app so you can access our digital green book wherever you are.
How Do I Become A Member?
Membership dues help us cover the expenses of running the movement. We appreciate our members’ financial support and their time. Every member is a valuable part of our community and is helping protect Black people worldwide against racism and xenophobia.
You can become involved by becoming a member at one of the three tiers of membership:
- Member (free)
- Prime Member (yearly subscription of $49)
- Founding Member (yearly subscription of $499)
Visit this page to learn more about what’s included in each membership tier.
Who Are The I❤️ Black People Ambassadors?
I❤️ Black People believes in the strength and power of unity. We can immobilize racism and xenophobia through building a legacy network.
Our ambassadors are Black men and women of all ages from all around the world. We believe that Black people should be honored, appreciated, and welcomed. Black people should be protected no matter where we are.
Black people who want to become ambassadors should appreciate Pan Africanism and current technologies. They should have excellent creativity and the confidence to share new ideas, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Brand ambassadors need to represent the I❤️ Black People movement enthusiastically. Responsibilities include protecting Black people from the harm and humiliation of racism and xenophobia, recommending and verifying Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses, disseminating our message of love to large groups of people, promoting the app, and other duties.
Visit this page to learn about the people who are proud to be a part of the I❤️ Black People movement, and about their decolonizing perspectives.
What Happens During The Saturday Zoom Call?
In the Saturday Zoom Call, the movement co-founders discuss current events and how to continue to protect Black people from racism and xenophobia. There are also reports from country representatives. We also update the community on engagement opportunities for further involvement, and we always have a Q&A session as well.
All of our organizing meetings are recorded and posted to our Facebook page after the meeting ends. Click this link to watch last week’s meeting.
How Can I RSVP For The Saturday Call?
Click here to find out the details and to let us know you’ll be joining the meeting!
How Can I Stay Up-To-Date With I❤️ Black People?
You can subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our engagement opportunities
You can also follow us on our social media channels here:
Another great way to stay current on I❤️ Black People’s issues is through listening to the I❤️ Black People Radio.
Sinclair Skinner, co-founder of I❤️ Black People, discusses topics such as DC Statehood, Trump’s Impeachment, healthcare innovation, and more during the half-hour radio show.
You can tune into the show on:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 am EST and Sundays at 7:30 pm EST on H.U.R. Voices Sirius XM 141
Click here to access the radio show on YouTube!
How Can I Help?
Help us protect Black people from racism and xenophobia by recommending businesses that are Black-owned and Black friendly in these eight essential categories:
- Education and Child Care
You can also apply to become an ambassador, which is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and spread the word of our work. Visit this page to learn about the people who are proud to be a part of the I❤️ Black People movement, and about their decolonizing perspectives.
Attending our Saturday Zoom Call is another great way to help. Click here to find out the details and to let us know you’ll be joining the meeting!
How Can I Get An I❤️ Black People T-Shirt?
The I❤️ Black People store offers t-shirts, face masks, and the Global Green book for sale. Our products are designed and created by Black people and for Black people. Our designs are both striking and friendly, and emphasize the love that black people deserve. All proceeds help protect Black people from racism and xenophobia around the globe.
We hope to offer local distribution all around the world. If you can contact us to recommend local Black-owned printers, we would love to hear from you.
What’s The One Product I Should Own?
If there’s one product you should purchase, it’s The Global Green Book: A Black Survival Guide: 2020 Healthcare Edition. This updated Black survival guide was created to help Black people access Black-owned and Black-friendly healthcare providers, which is vitally important during this pandemic.
Find it on Amazon here, or purchase your copy from our store.
You can contact us here.