Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and Advance

Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Juneteenth Emancipation Day, June 19, 1900, Texas Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery.  The specific date, June 19 commemorates when word that slavery was abolished reached Texas, years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  Since that time, Juneteenth has become an official state holiday in Texas and is celebrated across…Read more »

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What will the black owned challenge mean for you in 2018?

 henri meilhac Several individuals and organizations have put forth a black owned challenge.  The challenge is to increase our support of black owned businesses.  Maggie Anderson through an “Empowerment Experiment” has chronicled how increasing patronage of black owned businesses promotes jobs and additional benefits for the African American community.   Black Lives Matter, The Official Black…Read more »

What if we all increased our spending at black owned businesses?

Photo “Together” by Elizabeth Lloyd African Americans have over one trillion dollars (1,000,000,000,000) in buying power. Put another way, African Americans spend upwards of 1000 billion dollars each year. What if every single person spent a sizable portion of their buying power at black owned businesses? Consider the following.    Black employers hire blacks at…Read more »