The Blackshires is a community-owned platform of media, education and events for the Berkshire BIPOC Community.  We highlight the people, organizations and products who inspire and serve our community. 

The Blackshires is more than a website. It's an opportunity

Listen to Dubois Thomas, Co-Champion of the Blackshires, explain the Blackshires Platform.

What problem is The Blackshires solving?

Currently,  there is no good way for black folks or the larger community to access and experience “Black Culture, to find black businesses, or for new Black residents to connect into the community via a centralized curated website immediately. Moreover, this is a problem for all community stakeholders and Berkshire county residents to support and patronize Black Business. 


The Blackshires platform solves these problems by providing an online community for black business owners, creatives, community organizers, and all Berkshire residents to connect in one place.  

What is the Blackshires?

We are a platform for Black community empowerment and transformation.


The Blackshires is a community-owned digital space that keeps the community’s highest interest in mind, creates a place for Black community members to connect easily, and encourages cooperation on issues faced by the community between organizations and other community stakeholders.


Meet The Blackshires Leadership Team

Our Mission

To use our collective resources to foster a healthy economic ecosystem for Black organizations and wealth-building opportunities and systems for the Black community.

Who is the Blackshires For?

Berkshire Black Business

Berkshire Black Professional

Berkshire Black Educators

Berkshire Black Artists

Berkshire Black Organization

Berkshire Black Politicians

Berkshire Black Government Officials

Berkshire Black Musicians

Berkshire Cultural influencers

Berkshire Black Community Organizers and Activists

All Community Members who want to support Berkshire BIPOC


How can you benefit?

Weekly Blackshires Podcast

Host your own Digital directory Page 

Market your event for your organizations

Promote your products and services

 Get featured in our  Newsletter

Be a featured in one of our campaigns and promotions

Find all the assistance and support you need in our comprehensive resource directory

Find arts, entertainment, and community cultural events 

Attend our Education and Community Building workshops


Want to stay in touch or get involved?

We’re going to be announcing a lot of features and events over the next few months up until our launch in September.  If you’re interested, you can be among the first to hear about it. We can send you weekly, monthly, or quarterly updates.