Black Dollar Days Task Force: Building Community Responsibility for Economic Prosperity


Buy Local Coalition


Each dollar we spend is a vote for the future direction of our communities. Spending at locally owned businesses keeps our dollars local to better serve community’s needs.

Black Dollar Days Task Force has launched a Buy Local Coalition, which has jointly organized a “Buy Local” week the first week of February, the Buy Local Rally, and the Buy Local Business Reception in Seattle, WA.

What it Means to Buy Local

In your neighborhood

Buy from stores that are independent, locally owned, and give back to your community. Get to know the owners and other folks who work there.

In the Seattle area

When in other neighborhoods, buy from community-based stores in those neighborhoods. Try products and meet people from cultures other than your own.

In the Puget Sound

Seek out products that originate in our area. Help create a regional economy.

In the Pacific Northwest “Cascadia”

Buy from Northwest companies whenever possible. Insist that stores carry such products.

Buy Local Coalition Members

  • Black Dollar Days Task Force

For more information, please contact:

Lottie Cross
COO, Black Dollar Task Force
Senior Editor, AABD

116-21st Ave
Seattle, WA. 98122
(206) 323-0534
Fax: (206) 860-0782

Upcoming Events

Latest News

  • It is Time to Get your Ad In the 23rd edition of the AABD Directory

    After much demand of the African American Business Directory. I am going to up date for the 23rd edition. I need your help to make this the biggest and best directory ever. This year we will include ALL small businesses. Please don't wait until the last minute to get your order in and miss out. It helps me when you send your order and payment in early. I need your support to get the word out. Thanks

    For information contact Lottie Cross at 206-324-3114 or 206-2710311 for more information.

  • The AABD Directory Returns in 2017

    The Black Dollar Days Task Force is pleased to announced the return of the AABD Directory.

    Work in currently being done to secure sponsors and advertisers as well as update the directory listing information in preparation for and early 2017 distribution.

    Should your past listing need to be updated or should you be interested in advertising or sponsoring the book, please contact Lottie Cross at or call 206-324-3114.

AABD Listings

  • Black Dollar Days Task Force

    116 - 21st Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122

  • MetLife Reverse Mortgage

    2505 S. 320th St.
    Federal Way, WA 98003

  • Black Dollar Days Task Force

    116 - 21st Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122