You’ll need to create an account on the Build.Black. App by creating a user account to write reviews, post photos, or use any of the features beyond searching Build.Black.

A user account on Build.Black. is for personal, non-commercial use of the website, and should not be used to promote a business, website, event, etc.

Business owners interested in using Build.Black. should review the benefits of business accounts below. Note that although we do allow business owners to have personal user accounts, they cannot be used to promote their own business, nor should they be reviewing other businesses they compete with.

  1. A business account offer a free suite of tools to highlight your business and connect you to the Build.Black. community. By creating a business account, you can:
  2. Join the conversation with your customers
  3. Respond to a review with a direct message or public comment.
  4. Post photos and update business information
  5. Upload photos, add a link to your website, and ensure that your hours are up to date so consumers searching for your business can easily find it.
  6. View customer analytics
  7. Track visitor engagement and customer leads from your Build.Black. Business Page.
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About Us

Our purpose: To build a more vibrant and inclusive community by connecting people with local Black Owned businesses

Things You Should Know About Build.Black.

    1. Build.Black. was founded in 2018 in an effort to build a stronger community by focusing on four pillars:
      • Uplifting Black Youth Voices
      • Health Equity and Access
      • Justice and Policing in Black Communities
      • Investment in Black Neighborhoods and Businesses
    2. All pillars are critical to building a sustainable community.
    3. The focus of the Build.Black. App is on economic development, but will also on the other three pillars.
    4. In addition to locating businesses, you can use Build.Black. to communicate with other Build.Black. members, locate events, and find discounts and coupons from local businesses.
    5. Each business owner can create an account to message their customers.
    6. Note that Build.Black. may sell ads to local businesses and those ads may be represented as pop ups or banners on your screen.
    7. You can access Build.Black. via iPhone and Android. This application may not be supported by Windows or Blackberry.
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Before submitting a support request to us, please double check that the app is updated to the latest version.

If you’re on an apple device:
1. Open the App Store
2. Navigate to Updates
3. Search for the Build.Black. App. Apps needing updates are always located at the top.

If you’re on an android device:
1. Open the Google Play store
2. Look for the menu icon, typically located in the top left. It looks like 3 horizontal bars.
3. Click on “My Apps

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Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Service pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Service. Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Service are only private to the extent that both you and the person you are communicating with keep them private. For example, if you send a message to another user, that user may choose to publicly post it. Also, we may access, review, and disclose such messages in connection with investigations related to use of the Service, as well as our efforts to improve the Service.

Additionally, We, and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, local shared objects such as HTML5 and Flash (sometimes called “flash cookies”), advertising identifiers (including mobile identifiers such as Apple’s IDFA or Google’s Advertising ID) and similar technology (“Cookies”) in connection with your use of the Service, third party websites, and mobile applications. Cookies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Service, such as your browser type, search preferences, IP address, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session.

You can set some Cookie preferences through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the Service. The method for disabling Cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in your device or browser preferences or security settings. For example, iOS and Android devices each have settings which are designed to limit forms of ad tracking. Please note that changing any of these settings does not prevent the display of certain advertisements to you.

Your information will never be placed on a list and sold or given to anyone. We respect your privacy.

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The instructions below are for creating a personal user account as a consumer on Build.Black. If you’re a business owner, you’ll want to create an account on Build.Black. for Business Owners.

Once you sign up, we’ll send a confirmation message to the email you provided. You’ll need to click the confirmation link in the email before your account becomes active. Be sure to check your spam folder and any other email tabs if you don’t see this email in your inbox.

If you don’t receive a confirmation message or run into other trouble with your account, please contact our Support Team.

From an iPhone

  1. Tap More
  2. Tap Sign Up
  3. Tap Sign up with Facebook or enter your name, email address, password, and zip code and then click Sign Up

 From an Android

  1. Tap More
  2. Tap Log in
  3. Tap Sign Up
  4. Tap Sign up with Facebook or enter your name, email address, password, zip code, and click Sign Up
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Build.Black. accepts properly served and lawfully issued subpoenas from California state courts, and the Northern District of California, at the following address:

1321 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833

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Build.Black users should not create multiple accounts, harass other Build.Black members, impersonate other individuals, post offensive or irrelevant content, or post content that is not their own. If you notice specific content that may be in violation of the Build.Black. Content Guideline, please contact Customer Service. If you come across a questionable user whose bad behavior goes beyond an individual review, please report the account.

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If you still need our support after either updating the plugin, or uninstalling and reinstalling the app, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you. Please send us an email to and tell us more about your issues.

For all other inquiries, please send us an email and give us a brief description in the subject line of your email. All emails send to will be reviewed by our support staff.

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Absolutely! We personally review all applications to have your business listed on our app. Please send us an email to and we’ll review your application.

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