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


BDDTF Membership Benefits


Information about Black Dollar Days and the AABD and events can be found on the web. If your business has a listing in the AABD it can also be found on the web for free. Increase your business exposure; you are now able to advertise on the Black Dollar Days web site for at a very reasonable price with a link to your web site or email address.

The African American Business Directory

The AABD is the most visible and lucrative way to reach and promote businesses in many communities. The directory is the premier source of information for communities ranging from Seattle to Portland with classification listings of many African American businesses. Up to 10,000 directories are distributed annually. To receive your directory Call (206) 324-3114.

African American Business Directory Release Reception

This reception is a networking, informational and appreciation event for all those who participated in making the AABD a success. This includes people who bought advertisements, consumers, sponsors and the entire community. The evening showcases vendors and information tables, as well as a guest speaker and a fantastic dinner. The Abe Keller Award is presented, as well as certificates of appreciation.

Held annually during the last week of October, it is the official release day of the directory and the beginning of its distribution. No one leaves the hall without a copy.

Annual Business Reception/Buy Local Week

Each year, the last week in January, is the kick off for Black Dollar Days week. The event brings businesses together to network and to show the community their products in order to increase their commercial activities. Black Dollar Days week is held to promote local businesses. The focus is to keep the dollar in the community. Statistics shows that the African American Community dollars only stay in the community for less than a minute while it stays in other communities much longer. It is hoped that we not only keep our money in the community this week but all year.

Community Walk, Bite and Jazz Festival

This event is held every year in August. The purpose of this event is three folds: First, it give all communities a time to have fun with family while walking through the business areas of the Central District to target businesses they can support. Second, it is a fund-raiser to financially support small businesses and third; it is a networking tool to promote businesses. The walk & rally starts at Spruce Park with a speaker and registration. It is approximately a 2-mile walk, which ends at Pratt Park. The festival features local Jazz bands, performances, and activities for the children. There are many varieties of booths, such African clothing and jewelry, environmental, as well as arts and crafts booths. This is an event that gets better each year.

Upcoming Events

  • Celebrating the Release of the 23rd Edition AABD

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 124 - 21st Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
    Join us for the release of the 23rd edition of the African American Business Directory!

    This event will celebrate the communities support of the directory for 23 years. We will honor those businesses that have advertised in the directory during its tenure as well as have a fun filled evening of networking, food, entertainment! A local recognized keynote speaker will join us for the evening to enlighten and empower us.

    Help us celebrate 23 years of working in the Pacific Northwest!!!

    Reserve your vendor space by contacting Lottie Cross at 206-324-3114. Individual reservation is also reserved by calling.

    $12.00 per person
    $25 vendor table with Dinner for one person.

    We are not selling tickets.


    We are excited about the release of the 23rd edition of the African American Business Directory. We are happy you are sharing this occasion with us by showcasing your products & services
    This event will be on Saturday, February 25th 2017 at 6:00PM-8:30PM
    Location: New Hope B.C Reception Hall
    124 21st Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
    Please note: We will provide a standard table and one chair for each business

    Visa and MasterCards are accepted

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