Sharifah Hardie Launches #HelpASistaOut Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $50M to Help Fund Black Businesses

With black-owned businesses accounting for 2.4% of all businesses, now is the time for assistance and support as the pandemic causes an economic downturn.

Black businesses are in Mission Critical. We need IMMEDIATE relief. We need FEMA type relief, NOW. I can’t do it by myself. I need you to Help Me Help the People. #HelpASistaOut”

— Sharifah HardieLONG BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2022 / — Business consultant, talk show host, President of the Long Beach Chapter of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach City Council Candidate in the 2020 March 3rd Primary Election and candidate for California State Senate, District 33 in the 2024 Primary Elections, Sharifah Hardie, has announced the launch of her new crowdfunding campaign, #HelpASistaOut.

Ms. Hardie announced her intent to raise $1.5B earlier this month across the entire “Support My Black Business” crowdfunding platform in articles on Black Enterprise: ( and Face 2 Face Africa: ( However, this $50M raise is strictly for Ms. Hardie’s #HelpASistaOut Campaign.