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Recycling Black (RBD) is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Corporation founded in 1988 by Muhammad A. Nassardeen. RBD's mission is to aid in the economic development of the African American community by encouraging support of Black Businesses. Recycling Black Dollars teams with organizations, churches and Fortune 500 corporations in an effort to encourage vending and contract opportunities for Black businesses. We work with banks and other funding organizations to provide capital for the development and expansion of the Black business community. Recycling Black Dollars is also committed to providing ongoing training seminars for our entrepreneurial youth.
Muhammad Ali Nassardeen's vision and dream was to see this magnificient organization, Recycling Black Dollars (RBD), which began 1988 celebrating 24 years of serving the community. He was able to see his vision manifest for 19 years, but he knew there was still much work to be done. Not it's time for us, as a people, as RBD, members, as small businesses and corporate partners to carry on with this vision. He laid the groundwork, let us forge ahead. What part of his vision did Muhammad see in 19 years? Let's start with "Black Business Month", the month of April in which African American businesses are strongly encouraged to do business with one another. Then there was Recycling Black Dollars big push for "Change Bank Month", moving millions of dollars into Black owned banks.
Recycling Black Dollars also partnered with MillerCoors "MUES Best Business Plan Competition", celebrating 13 years being instrumental in helping provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash grants for up and coming young entrepreneurs. Currently, Recycling Black Dollars continues to publish the Black Business Directory and Resource Guide, creating a path for our members and other to easily located Black businesses to recycle their dollars. We have for 21 years presented our "Master Series" and "Positive Side Awards" , in which great business persons and professionals from our community are honored annually