Over the centuries the world of business has evolved from craftsmen to industrialists to franchisers until in recent times, the start-ups. A lot of people opt for starting their own businesses as opposed to the old fashioned career setups. However, in the mist of this evolution black majority have lacked the business means or were excluded from economic participation. Hence if one family member became a success even in tiny margins, they were expected naturally to fend for siblings and extended family members — a term we’ve come to know as “black tax.”
BLKT, a shortened version of Black Tax was started by a group of black entrepreneurs who believe in doing it for themselves and will wait for neither government nor sponsors to get their business going. Because black tax is essentially an obligation to family members in terms of food and shelter, provision of jobs and sometimes education, this has for many years staunched the development of black people and thus BLKT believe in turning this around by offering high quality vests to help the start-ups businesses. We believe people who start their own businesses have a better chance of succeeding in life in terms of alleviating poverty and creating job opportunities within their communities and breaking the chains of black tax.