Blackout Day: How Central Florida businesses, customers are utilizing the day

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Across the country, many Americans are supporting Black-owned businesses for Blackout Day.

The initiative started in early May after the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

It’s a move that has sparked a wave of civic, political and economic action.

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Blackout Day is a day to shower Black-owned businesses with support in a continued push for social justice and economic equality.

“Supporting Black businesses today creates a whole different understanding about how important we are as a people and what we have always brought to the table of understanding,” said J. Henry, the owner of J. Henry Barbershop.

Watch the video above for more information about how Orlando businesses and customers are embracing Blackout Tuesday.