Black, bold and ready to do business

In the James Baldwin movie I Am Not Your Negro, a line stands out to me as truth: “Integration came because consumer firms realized that Blacks had dollars.” There it was. Our tolerable integration was not based on the fairness of the system or our humanness but rather predicated on our economic strength. The majority advertising firms […]

Jerome Love making Black economic power possible with the 2017 Texas Black Expo

The 14th Annual Texas Black Expo in Houston is one of the largest African American summer events. It is a time for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established businesses to network with consumers. Jerome Love, founder and president of Houston’s Texas Black Expo, lives by the Nelson Mandala quote posted on his office wall: “It […]

‘Black Friday’ premiere enlightens and incites call to action

Atlanta filmmaker and photojournalist Ric Mathis welcomed a packed house for the premiere of his documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave on Friday, November 13. The film opened with the man-on-the-street question, “If you died today, would you leave behind bills or benefits?”  While most stumbled through their answers, the film illustrated how the African American […]

Cash Mob a Local Black Owned Business

Cash Mob a Small Black Business rolling out joins FraserNet, Inc., The Empowerment Experiment (EE), and Black business advocates unite to promote “cash mobs” in seven major cities. By creating an event that will demonstrate the economic value and benefit of supporting local, quality, Black-owned businesses, nationally recognized entrepreneur George Fraser, CEO of FraserNet and Maggie […]