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Why Cynthia Bailey "Wants to Encourage People to Support Black-Owned Businesses"

The RHOA entrepreneur opens up about how doing so can support "allyship" and enhance communities.

Cynthia Bailey Supports Black Business

Cynthia Bailey appeared on the June 22 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen with a Moment of Mazel that focused on the importance of supporting businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs.

"As an African-American female owner of a small Black-owned business such as the Bailey Wine Cellar, I want to encourage people to support Black-owned businesses. A lot of us took a major hit during the Coronavirus shut down and are struggling to stay afloat. By supporting Black-owned businesses you enable Black communities to become stronger by putting and keeping money in the Black communities. Also Black entrepreneurs enable job creation to hire unemployed Black people. By supporting Black-owned businesses, Black and non-Black people can show allyship and actually help the communities where a lot of the Black Lives Matters injustices are happening."

It is a personal message for The Real Housewives of Atlanta castmember. Cynthia is, of course, a business owner herself with businesses that span the fashion (eyewear and leather goods) and lifestyle industries and spaces, including The Bailey Room, The Bailey Agency, and The Bailey Wine Cellar, among other entrepreneurial pursuits.

She added on Instagram: "Support Black Owned Businesses! Thank you everyone for all the continuous love [and] support."

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