Black Money Business Jobs : Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores?

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores?
    Local food leaders are seeking solutions to fixing food in their communities

    BY TOM PERKINS | Business, Food Deserts, Food Justice, Nutrition
    01.08.18

    ... His is a rare success in Black and brown communities nationwide, but not for lack of effort. In fact, Boudreaux is one of the nation’s few remaining Black people operating full-service supermarkets.

    https://civileats.com/2018/01/08/why-are-there-so-few-black-owned-grocery-stores/

    Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores? | Civil Eats

    Local food leaders are seeking solutions to fixing food in their communities.
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    The Grocery Outlet in Compton, California, where Kia Patterson, a Black woman, is an independent operator, is another good example.

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    Dwayne Boudreaux in Circle Foods. (Photo courtesy of Hope Credit Union)


     
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    WOW, just WOW. If only there was even just one simple recognizable situation to this generational problem that we as a people could address in a coherent manner we'd be halfway to where we should already be.

    I'll share what we all have heard from time to time when this frank and sobering discussion rears it's head to the embarrassment of those that choose not to be straight up as to why they avoid Black owned or even Black managed grocery stores

    Unfortunately these are actual quotes:

    1. They don't give us a discount for being Black.
    2. They charge more then White stores.
    3. They look at us like they White and we come to steal.
    4. They treat White customers better then us.
    5. They don't sell all the stuff the White stores sell.
    6. They only sell Black stuff.
    7. Why should I buy from them? They didn't hire me when they opened up two years ago and I just applied last week.
    8. They too far from my place.
    9. They act like just because they here we gotta buy everything from them like they doing us a favor.
    10. I don't want nobody to see me buying from a Black store, it makes me look cheap.

    Part 1

    https://civileats.com/2018/08/why-are-there-so-few-black-owned-grocery-stores/

    Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores? | Civil Eats

    Local food leaders are seeking solutions to fixing food in their communities.
    civileats.com


    http://m.topix.com/forum/detroit/TNOGS5K5L1SBBQFG4

    Why are there no black-owned grocery stores in Detroit?

    The eastside strip mall in which Charles Walker opened his grocery store in 2004 seemed like an ideal location. Among its neighbors was a Department of Human Services office that passed out food stamps to residents in the low-income area.
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    www.motherjones.com/media/2012/02/maggie-anderson-our-black-year/

    www.prospect.org/article/destruction-black-wealth

    www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article87445047.html

    https://magazine.uchicago.edu/1004/features/in-the-black.shtml

    The University of Chicago Magazine: Features

    The University of Chicago Magazine
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    www.mashable.com/2015/12/08/supermarkets-foods-deserts/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarket_shortage
    Supermarket shortage - Wikipedia
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_Grocery
    Peoples Grocery - Wikipedia
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    www.blackmeninamerica.com/updated-how-do-black-people-spend-their-money-3/

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    Absolutely ...:shame:

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  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Well said Symbol of America, well put indeed ... The only solace I've been able to find, which explains why, as a group of people, we mistreat each other, oft times with malice; lies in the hidden knowledge contained in Deuteronomy 28: 15-68.

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    Part 2

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/van-jones/black-people-loot-food-wh_b_6614.html

    Black People "Loot" Food … White People "Find" Food.

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said it best. He noted that the Hurricane Katrina disaster had "brought out the best in some, the worst in others." ...
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    https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/trust-gap-is-key-to-closing-racial-wealth-gaps

    Overcoming Trust Gap Is Key to Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

    It’s about more than credit scores.
    nextcity.org


    www.aframnews.com/why-dont-blacks-support-black-owned-businesses/

    https://rnbphilly.com/2607255/why-black-people-dont-support-each-other/

    Why Don’t Black People Support Each Other: Race, Stereotypes &am

    Even history books can confirm how long black people have been in competition with one another. Divided by skin complexion as house and field Negroes, we were forced to create segregation within our o
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    www.blackenterprise.com/why-some-black-owned-businesses-fail/

    https://journal.media/why-your-black-business-won-t-survive

    Why Your Black Business "Won't Survive"

    A Long Time Debate Between Oppression and Self-Reflection
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    www.blackentreneur.com/the-top-6-reasons-black-businesses-fail/

    www.thearamintagroup.com/why-black-business-cant-survive-in-the-black-community/

    www.blackentrepreneurblueprint.com/?p=281

    www.ebony.com/career-finance/black-owned-business-erased

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/black-business

    Black Business

    Black Business
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    Part 3

    The Korean connection.

    https://www.inheritancemag.com/article/black-pain-and-korean-empathy

    Black Pain and Korean Empathy

    I was in sixth grade when the killing of Latasha Harlins became national news. Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old Black teenager who went to a Korean-owned liquor store in South Central, Los Angeles, to buy some orange juice.
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    www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/02/15/koreans-black-people_n_14771318.html

    https://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~yisei/issues/spring_92/ys92_6.html
    Ice Cube’s “Black Korea”: Racially-Charged Rap
    hcs.harvard.edu


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_Korean_sentiment

    www.nytimes.com/1990/08/31/opinion/these-boycotts-are-raciist-and-wrong.html



    www.groovekorea.com/article/koreas-black-racism-epidemic-0/

    https://www.racefiles.com/2013/08/19/why-are-asians-so-racist/

    www.cnn.com/2015/05/01/opinions/yang-asians-black-baltimore/index.html

    https://www.koreaexpose.com/korean-chicken-blackue-racism/

    https://newrepublic.com/article/90877/brooklyn-boycott-racism-1990

    Trouble in Store

    Behind the Brooklyn boycott.Following a dispute between a black "customer and a Korean merchant, blacks in a heavily Haitian part of Brooklyn's Flatbush section have been boycotting two Korean produce stores since the end of January....
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    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/yes-there-is-anti-black-racism-among-asians-2/

    Yes, There Is Anti-Black Racism Among Asians

    We cannot deny that there has been a long-standing problem of racism against African-Americans in Asian communities. Facing our biases and joining the struggle for racial justice is our only hope for redemption.
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    www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9996

    https://shoppeblack.us/2017/04/black-beauty-store/

    The Politics Behind the Black Beauty Store Industry Dominated by Koreans - MPR - SHOPPE BLACK

    Karen Coffey opened Bella Beauty and Hair in January with lots of optimism and a stylist's eye for hair extensions and other products tailored to
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Latasha_Harlins
    Death of Latasha Harlins - Wikipedia
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    https://www.good.is/articles/latasha-harlins-rodney-king-anniversary

    The Forgotten Story That Helped Spark the LA Riots

    You know the name Rodney King. You don't know Latasha Harlins
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    https://blackthen.com/15-year-old-latasha-harlins-killed-over-a-bottle-of-orange-juice/

    15-Year-Old Latasha Harlins Killed Over a Bottle of Orange Juice

    Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed on March 16, 1991 by Soon Ja Du, a 51-year-old Korean store owner. Harlens was a student at Westchester High School in Los Angeles,
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    www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0318-latasha-harlins-20160318-story.html

    www.mtv.com/news/3006282/latasha-harlins-american-girl/

    https://theundefeated.com/features/tupac-shakur-latasha-harlins-songs/

    Tupac said her name

    The spirit of Latasha Harlins has lived on in Tupac Shakur's music long after both were killed.
    theundefeated.com


    www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/twilight-los-angeles-death-latasha-harlins/4011/

    https://splinternews.com/say-latasha-harlins-name-1794671969





     
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    Leon’s Thriftway may be the oldest black-owned grocery store in the country

    That’s why everyone smiles when they see Mr. Leon, who got the place after a Molotov cocktail crashed through the window during the 1968 riots when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Nobody wanted it after that.

    And nearly half a century later, Leon’s Thriftway stands as a crisp green oasis in Kansas City’s food desert. When times are lean, shoppers might get a little credit or even a free bag of groceries if Stapleton knows you, and he knows pretty much everybody who comes through the door.

    Yes he does know everybody.
    Mr. Leon done aged. I use to shop only at Leon’s when I lived in KCMO.
    IT WAS Called Leon’s United Super.


    I asked Mr Leon one day why his prices were so high. He told how he can’t buy in the same bulk as larger stores.
    He took the time to answer my question in full and more.



    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article87445047.html#storylink=cpy

    Leon’s Thriftway may be the oldest black-owned grocery store in the country

    Leon Stapleton, now 90 and still working, got the Kansas City store in 1968 when nobody wanted it after the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
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    True freedom and equality comes from economic power. I've always agreed with that sentiment. Much of our focus as a people should be on garnering economic power, and then hedging that clout politically. We have enough people in our community that are well enough off to create nationwide corporations to cover our needs, we just do not seem to have the will and faith in each other to do it. Maybe, just maybe, we as a people need to cultivate more faith in each other, instead of placing so much faith in others.
     
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    We'd be more than happy to list all the black-owned grocery stores nationwide. Since we're based out of california SImply Wholesome is the most well-known grocery store in Los Angeles.
     
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