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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…

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  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…

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  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…

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