Thursday, April 18, 2013

Buy Black: The Empowerment Experiment

I am sure you have heard about Maggie Anderson, the sista who decided she and her family would buy only from Black-owned businesses for one full year.   

Anderson expects that her effort to support African American-owned businesses will inspire her community become more active their sometimes struggling neighborhoods.

Anderson wrote about her experience in Our Black Year, her recently published book co-authored by Ted Gregory.  The idea came about because she and her husband John wanted to embark on their dramatic adventure as a means to "inspire economic empowerment." 

Forthcoming Our Black Year events include visits to the Association of Black Women Lawyers and the African American Chamber of Commerce.  I am sure you wish her every success, as I do.

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Here's to your success! 


Kimsuccess said...

This is an interesting idea to buy only Black. As African Americans we DO need to buy from one another because in most cases, we are our only customers especially in our communities. Everyone else shops with their own and when we don't shop with OUR own, we undermine OUR economic stability. This is one reason we have such a high unemployment rate: No flourishing businesses equal no jobs or industry.

Zhana21 said...

Thanks very much for your comment. The question is, what can we do to change this?

I agree with what you are saying. Our economic future and that of our community depends on us supporting our Black-owned businesses.