OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

Recycle The Black Dollar is a black business aggregated ecosystem designed to reduce, reuse, recycle and reclaim the Black dollar and talents within our community. 

The mission of Recycle The Black Dollar is to connect Black consumers to Black businesses. Created to help immediately stimulate our community and beyond to build economic wealth for generations yet unborn, Recycle The Black Dollar is a user-friendly, web-based directory comprised of black-owned businesses, organizations and services.

As an effort to fortify the economic power and justice for the Black community, Recycle The Black Dollar amplifies the power of the Black dollar by creating a pathway for Black business owners and Black businesses to unify and fill each other’s business needs.

OUR GOALS

OUR GOALS

Reduce

Reduce the volume in which money and resources leave the black community.

Recycle

Recycle the black dollar in the black community exponentially longer than 6 hours.

Reclaim

Reclaim the lifecycle of the black dollar that built Black Wall Street.

Reuse

Reuse the talents within the black community to build and fortify economic justice and economic power for the black community.

FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

After 15 years at the NAACP National Headquarters, I resigned as the NAACP Events Manager to launch Clea Event Productions in November 2016. While at the NAACP it was common to use Black vendors when planning events across the country or conducting day-to-day business. It was something that I took for granted and assumed to be standard practice outside the association. 

However, as an entrepreneur my clients' needs range in the scoop. Oftentimes, many of the vendors that I've used for decades at the NAACP were outside of my clients’ budgets but I knew I had to find solutions that centered on recycling the Black dollar.

Since 2017, I've tried to empower other people to launch this concept and to no avail, it always seemed to fall on deaf ears. However, I now know that God’s vision for Recycle The Black Dollar is a project that calls for my own leadership and now I'm walking in it with the support of the team and our ambassadors.

Our Team

"Recycle The Black Dollar is a change agent that can reveal the degree of our sustainability as a community."

Chief Technical Officer

Marion G. Rucker IV

"Recycle The Black Dollar creates an ecosystem that allows us to embrace our own brilliance."

Founder, President & CEO

Chantel Clea Goins

"As a product of the 1960s, I was never given real opportunities to know wealth let alone build it. I'm changing the narrative so our dollars are valued and renewed."

Chief Financial Officer

Abracena Carter

"I support Recycle the Black Dollar because this is my way to be the change I want to see in the world."

Senior Events & Exhibit Manager

Mellisa Smith

"The Recycle The Black Dollar creates an ecosystem that allows us to embrace our own brilliance."

Production Manager

Quincy Bates

"Black creativity powers the world. It's time we use our brilliance to fortify ourselves."

Head of Web Design

Zakiya Brown

Our Ambassadors

Andrea Brown

"I support Recycle The Black Dollar because Black lives depend on it."

Dr. Johnette Ruffner-Ceaser

"It’s time to promote black economics and support  building our own empires. Y’all ready to show up and show out? I am!"

Jeanette Murdaugh

"Recycle The Black Dollar is a needed entity in our community."

Ernest Walker

"We need resources like RTBD. The directory will ensure Black wealth comes full circle within the Black community."

Andonia Singletary-Benton

Bethany Criss

"I believe the Black community has immense financial power, especially young entrepreneurs."

Dr. Keila Foster

"My parents are teaching me the importance of investing in my community. Even as a kid I can do my part to Recycle The

Black Dollar."

Nathan M. Goins

Rev. Stephen A. Green

"As a millennial, with a foundation rooted in advocacy for nearly two decades, I am driven by the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis, "Our ancestors may have all come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

 

As an entrepreneur, I believe, it is OUR time to take the helm and steer the ship toward economic justice, community power, and generational wealth. The year 2020 has shifted the economic trajectory in favor of the Black community. This is the moment to reconstruct our history and build the movement for generational wealth, justice, and power."

Chantel Clea Goins
Founder, President & CEO

The recycle symbol is used to illustrate the ecosystem that the Black community can sustain itself beyond measure. It is imperative that the larger community makes strategic decisions to stimulate and utilize resources in the Black community.

Our Logo

Represents RTBD's campaign for the Harriett Tubman’s $20 bill to actually enter the circulation of US currency. Black people spend $1.2 trillion annually and RTBD will advocate to have Black representation on one (1) of the seven (7) currency bills.

IMAGE

Represents the African land that our ancestors were stolen from; as well as the American land that our ancestors slaved over to build this country.

GREEN

Black excellence and the Power of the Black community.

BLACK

The bloodshed of Black people over the last 400 years.

RED

Our Mission

Recycle the Black Dollar is an economic call to action for the Black community to Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, and Reclaim the resources in our community.

 

Our mission is to fortify Black economic power and justice by connecting Black consumers to Black businesses.

 

Cornerstone Projects:

(1)  Annual Blackout Conference

(2)  Recycle the Black Dollar Directory for Black-owned businesses

(3)  Harriett Tubman $20 Bill Campaign

Our Goals

Reuse

Reuse the talents within the black community to build and fortify economic justice and economic power for the black community.

Reclaim

Reclaim the lifecycle of the black dollar that built Black Wall Street.

Recycle

Recycle the black dollar in the black community exponentially longer than 6 hours.

Reduce

Reduce the volume in which money and resources leave the black community.