Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I pitch a story to be covered?

A. We're always on the lookout for new Black businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, personalities and stories to feature on the site. We'd love to hear from you! Send our editor-in-chief an email at info(at)byblacks.com. 

Due to the high volume of pitches we receive, we cannot respond to everyone.


Q. How do I advertise my business on ByBlacks.com?

A. Click here to have a look at our different sales options or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss options.


Q. How do I add my business to the directory listing on ByBlacks.com

A. You can add your business to the ByBlacks.com business directory with these steps:

  1. Click here first to register for a free account
  2. You will receive a confirmation email. Click the link within the email to confirm your account. 
  3. Click here to login with your username and password
  4. If you try to login and get the “user blocked” error it means you have not clicked the link in the confirmation email.
  5. Go to the directory category where you want to list your business and click the "Add A New Listing" button. Follow the directions to complete the mandatory fields. Adding a profile photo helps to increase your visibility!

Q. I see that my business has already been added, how do I claim my business directory listing on ByBlacks.com?

A. You can claim your Black-Owned Canadian business listing on the ByBlacks.com business directory in 5 easy steps

  1. Register for a free user account by clicking here.
  2. Click here to log in with your username and password.
  3. Go to the directory listing you want to claim
  4. Find your listing and hit the “Claim Listing” button.
  5. Complete the mandatory info for your business and hit save. Don’t worry, if you haven’t completed all the fields, the system will prompt you.


Q. How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

A. Click here to subscribe. Join our mailing list to be notified of contests for events featuring Black Canadian promoters/artists and deals from Black Canadian owned businesses.

Q. How do I add an event on ByBlacks.com?

A. Our estimation is that there are over 500 events weekly across Canada in the Black community. Get yours added to ByBlacks.com in 3 easy steps.

  1. Click here to register
  2. Click here to log in with your username and password
  3. Go to the “Add A new event” page and complete the mandatory fields. Save your new event and our admin team will review and approve within 2 business days.

View our current events listing by clicking here.


Q. Is ByBlacks funded by the Government of Canada?

A. The Canadian Government provides grants to media houses across the country, and ByBlacks.com receives funding from The Canadian Periodical Fund and Ontario Creates. We have used this funding to improve our SEO, corporate branding, and add new user/team functionalities. Our business remains dependent on digital ads and promotional services.

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