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BLK Directory is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide development opportunities for underrepresented communities by providing an ecosystem that encourages small black businesses to succeed and to build our community and culture through shared experiences.

We believe that we can create a better world, one business at a time. The way we do this is by creating a network of support for small black businesses that are trying to make it in today's competitive environment.

Our Team

meet the founder

diamond Young


Meet Diamond Young, Founder of BLK Directory, who is teaching entrepreneurs and small business owners how to be limitless and strive in their ventures. She’s a proud 2x graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she received both her BS and MBA degrees.

She was named HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 class of 2022 and is a proud advocate for supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Diamond serves as a Digital Marketing Consultant, DEI Advocate, and Podcast Instructor.


After completing grad school, Diamond relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to start working with the Learning & Development team at Twitter. During this move, she soon discovered the lack of black businesses in the area. 

​As the host of The BLK Directory Podcast, Diamond has reached an audience that spans over 20 countries all over the world and created a platform that ultimately helps black business owners gain more exposure. 

Diamond is committed to bringing discovery, respect, and attention to minority entrepreneurs worldwide. She can do this through the BLK Directory platform she created. BLK Directory is an online platform that helps to increase the visibility of small black-owned businesses across the globe.

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