Uncover the journey, passion, and vision that fuel BLK Directory. From the roots of our founder's experience to the global impact we aspire to make, explore the essence of who we are and what drives us.
BLK Directory Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization passionately dedicated to nurturing the growth of small black-owned businesses and fostering a thriving black community. Through innovative programs, educational initiatives, and strategic partnerships, we provide entrepreneurs with resources, support, and opportunities to succeed. Our mission is to catalyze economic advancement, amplify representation, and create a more equitable society for all.
Meet the Founder
Meet Diamond Young, the visionary behind BLK Directory. With degrees in both BS and MBA from North Carolina A&T State University, she's a proud advocate for education and growth. Recognized in the HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 class of 2022 and a Forbes BLK community member, Diamond, a Digital Marketing Consultant, DEI Advocate, and Podcast Instructor, identified a crucial gap in black-owned businesses during her stint with Twitter in the San Francisco Bay Area. This realization led to the creation of BLK Directory, an online hub magnifying the presence of small black-owned businesses globally.
Head of Partnerships