Black People Politics : This Is Why We Should #Buy Black and #Bank Black

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  1. Senegal

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    Dynamic Black woman explains the importance of investing in our own communities and why we not doing enough of this is hurting our communities. This lady put her money where her mouth is and bought Black only for an entire year.

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    Senegal ... thanks for sharing!

    Overcoming the ... "their ice is colder" ... syndrome is obviously easier said than done.

    Nice to see efforts like this one that you have shared.

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Sadly, the effort goes back to the Anderson's nearly nine(9) years ago, prompting what we thought might just become a national movement toward our economic self empowerment ...


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    I didnt realize it was that long ago. Why is it we seem to be stuck in the mud about this? Should be a no brainer.
     
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    Buy Black and Bank Black, but go into business and take all races green money there.
     
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    Very understandable, most aren't aware of the longevity of this struggle.

    Yes, it should be a no brainer but it isn't. In my mind, the underlying reason why we are stuck in the mud has to do with the popular concept of "self-hate." We seem to practice hating one another. In addition, we have no unifying principle which forces our amalgamation on any issue.

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    One issue that a lot of people get stuck on is pricing. My Grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle owned small businesses, so I came to understand why they couldn't compete with prices of large businesses. It is simply because they couldn't buy in bulk, like say, Walmart, so they couldn't get the price break. To make a profit they would HAVE to charge a little more.

    I am happy to pay a little more to #buyblack, because I understand the benefit to us as a community. And, I know that these businesses aren't just being greedy, they have to charge a little more.
     
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    I think thats a silly excuse if its about the amount. If thats their reasoning then they will never buy Black. You cant have it both ways. They think its cheap or not legit if its less.
     
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