Empowering Black Entrepreneurs. Enriching Communities.
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 driving force behind BLK Directory. With a passion for teaching entrepreneurs and small business owners to unleash their limitless potential, Diamond is a visionary leader. She proudly holds degrees in both BS and MBA from North Carolina A&T State University, a testament to her commitment to education and growth.
Recognized as part of the HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 class of 2022, Diamond is a fervent advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She's also a valued member of the Forbes BLK community. As a Digital Marketing Consultant, DEI Advocate, and Podcast Instructor, she wields her expertise to make a lasting impact.
Diamond's journey led her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she joined the Learning & Development team at Twitter after grad school. It was during this transition that she identified a crucial gap in the local landscape: a lack of black-owned businesses. Moving from the South to California, she found herself disconnected from her community and the familiar businesses she once frequented. This realization was the catalyst that sparked the creation of BLK Directory.
Driven by a commitment to spotlight minority entrepreneurs, Diamond utilizes the BLK Directory platform she founded to bring visibility, respect, and growth to black-owned businesses worldwide. BLK Directory serves as an online hub, magnifying the presence of small black-owned businesses across the globe.