In the 6 or so blocks Between High Street and 35th Avenue here in Oakland, there are 9 different hair shops. All of the Hair shops are owned and operated by American African men and women. Their are also 6 clothing stores. All owned and operated by American African men and women. And all of these stores are beautiful, like movie sets.. Their are also 5 Nail shops, all Korean and Chinese owned.. All of these shops are surviving.. all full of AA folks. anyway.. it's nice to see because there were hardly any AA businesses on this street when I was a kid. My concern is that it seems that our entire economy is built on things that are the result of damage created by enslavement: vanity and insecurity (and unhealthy food). So, is it really progress to have all of these businesses?