Washington, DC –I Love Black People (ILBP) is a Black tech startup that uses technology to build a global network to protect Black people from racism & xenophobia, especially while traveling and in new environments. ILBP provides safe places for Black people throughout the world by providing Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses.
Our goal is to make sure that no matter where a Black person goes, they will be treated with dignity and respect. ILBP could not do what it does without the help of our worldwide network of people. Our people network is currently composed of 400 ambassadors and 40,000 members who have helped to promote and identify over 14,000 businesses throughout the world, spanning over 200 cities.
Michael Brown, George Floyd, and many others were murdered after going to businesses that were not friendly to Black people. Tragically those businesses called the police which led to their deaths.
Ridesharing applications such as Uber and Lyft help change racist experiences Black people have by eliminating race as a barrier such as hailing a taxi.
With the launch of “The Global Green Book: A Black Survival Guide” comes an opportunity to globally build upon Victor Hugo Green’s attempts to highlight venues — Black-owned or otherwise — where Black people can receive various services and accommodations with dignity and respect when traveling.
In the months since its inception, ILBP