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Black Professionals Online Startup History

Black Professionals Online powered by parent company LOcal IDentity Advertising created the Black Professionals Online network back in April of 2010. LOcal IDentity Advertising's founder James V Jackson II comes from the advertising and marketing business directory industry with experience from working at Yellowpages.com, Superpages.com, MultiView and the Dallas Morning News (Dallasnews.com). James Jackson took this experience and started LOcal IDentity Advertising, which was originally started as a SEO & branding marketing company helping small to midsize businesses get more exposure by creating a LOcal IDentity Online. The company quickly transition to specializing in the support of Black owned businesses after realizing the lack of representation that Black owned businesses had, and was a direct result from the lack of media outlets for Black owned business worldwide.   Jackson saw the need for a media platform to give Black owned businesses a voice and help connect black consumers to local Black owned businesses. 

LOcal IDentity Advertising quickly moved to launch its Black Professionals Online business directory back in March 2015. The directory is the worlds largest socially integrated Black business directory with a social reach worldwide. Black Professionals Online has a city page for every major city in the US as well as having a presence in Canada, Caribbean, Africa and the UK. Currently Black Professionals Online is still pushing to grow our presence globally carefully adding certain cities with a demographic that is privy to the Black professional. Black Professional Online has over 132 cities worldwide with a professional following that's growing by the minute. Black Professionals also has over 80 groups that are industry specific with a growing member base of professionals interested in networking socially with other Black professionals local and worldwide. Black Professionals Online has a social media presence on every major social media outlet with a strong focus on growing our LinkedIn group of professionals. Please join our efforts by liking your city or states fan page or joining your industry of interest on Facebook. Please share and add other professionals as we continue our efforts in supporting Black owned businesses.

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