- July 31, 2019
-- Today, BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, announced the reduction of their business listing price in honor of Black Business month. African American led businesses are able to create a listing on BlackCulturalEvents.com in order to promote themselves to the black user base of the website.
August is National Black Business Month. Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr founded National Black Business Month in August 2004 to "drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses."
"At Black Cultural Events, we are committed to giving back to the community and supporting black businesses, and promoting Black Business Month gives us that opportunity,"
said Pamela Ashe-Thomas, CEO, and co-founder of BCE Media Inc. "Promoting black cultural events and black businesses is the main reason our site exists."
Black business owners account for about 10 percent of U.S. businesses and about 30 percent of all minority-owned businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that amounts to approximately two million companies owned by African Americans.
"We have received a great deal of support from the community and we want to give back", said BCE Media Inc. co-founder David Ashe. "We have received testimonials and words of gratitude for our efforts from all over southern California and we are grateful for the support. We encourage everyone to support African American-owned businesses in your community."
About BCE Media
BCE Media Inc. (http://bcemediainc.com
), founded in 2016, is an online marketing, communications and production media company whose flagship property is BlackCulturalEvents.com, an online events calendar that offers a gateway to the rich cultural life of Black Southern California. BCE Media Inc., now operates online properties Black Cultural Events (http://blackculturalevents.com/
), the fashion outlet African Fabric Co. (https://africanfabricco.com)
, the online t-shirt website Black Cultural Tees (http://blackculturaltees.com)
as well as Black Vendors List (http://blackvendorslist.com/)