Brothers start Black-owned delivery service
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 8/8/2019, 10:47 a.m.
Home delivery of everything from fast food to groceries is fast becoming the norm for Americans. Now two Black entrepreneurs in Philadelphia have started what is probably the first Black owned delivery service. David and Aaron Cabello made history in February by launching their first Black-owned delivery service, reports Blavity.com.
In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Tribune, David explained how the idea for Black & Mobile came into fruition. “I taught myself how to design websites and apps. I was making extra money on the side. I was delivering for other services and that’s how I came up with the idea,” explained the 24-year-old entrepreneur. “We’re trying to make it easier to support Black-owned businesses.”
David was studying at the Shippensburg University’s College of Business when he dropped out in 2016, feeling stifled by the overwhelming majority of White professors at his school. “How the hell would they know what the Black community needs?” David told Philly magazine, “Only 2.5 percent [of] businesses in Philly are Black-owned, so I feel like college is just us teaching us how to work for the white man for the rest of your life, and I didn’t want to do that.” “It just came naturally.”
The two brothers took turns sharing their favorite parts of managing Black & Mobile, most of which revolves around getting the youth involved and giving back to the community. “We want to keep people off the streets, keep young people off the streets. Give them a job and give them a role model,” David added.