The Atlanta premiere of the film Black Friday received a standing ovation and positive reviews from the audience:

“Awesome night last night at The Film Black Friday premiere! Shout out to the filmmaker/director/visionary [Ric Mathis]” – Joe B.

“I caught Ric Mathis’ documentary Black Friday last night. It’s a poignant and important piece of education, news and art. I HIGHLY recommend it to all. Black Friday is an IMPORTANT documentary that you, your family and friends NEED to see… I saw it last night and I think I’m going to go see it AGAIN!” Jon G.

“I saw it too. A must see film. Get the word out!” Matthew M.

Black Friday Premiere

L to R: Brad Lewis, Dr. George Fraser, Ric Mathis and other cast members at the Atlanta Premiere.

The documentary, Black Friday, takes an in-depth look into the spending habits of African-Americans in America. The film chronicles the financial mis-education of many African-Americans and explores the economic pitfalls that continue to derail the progress of the community-at-large. In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the community, the film, Black Friday, presents solutions on how to better manage the 1.2 Trillion dollars that leave African-American communities annually. In addition, the film champions the importance of leaving a financial and ethical legacy for the next generation.

Community leaders and activists with the Blackout Coalition are hosting a screening of the new film Black Friday at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio on Black Friday, November 27, 2015.


The Blackout Coalition is dedicated to sharing the urgency of economic empowerment for people of color throughout the African diaspora. We encourage and support black business growth and sustainability, by urging Black America to redirect their spending habits to pull the plug on the injustices all across the nation. The Blackout Coalition called for #BlackOutMonday in 2014 and there were reports nationwide showing that #BlackOutMonday was a huge success. With momentum and energy, tens of thousands geared up to continue the BLACKOUT each and every Friday. This form of protest doesn’t require the time needed to march through the streets, but it can leave a lasting impact. It’s all about choice in your daily routine. Now we take on #BlackFridayOhio as we reclaim this day as ours!