Black Money Business Jobs : Why You Must Practice Conscientious Consumerism

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  1. Liberty

    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A message from Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. on how conscientious consumerism can produce social change

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    Americans—African Americans in particular—are engaged in a period of sustained activism amplified by social media, unseen since the civil rights era of the 1960s and ’70s. As a result, more African Americans are calling for us to leverage more than $1 trillion in black buying power to turn the tide against injustice.


    Pointing to the now legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott, sparked by civil rights hero Rosa Parks and led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as inspiration, calls to withhold black spending, whether for a set period of time or from a specific retailer or industry, rise with each racial incidence. However, as a person who came of age and lived through the civil rights era, and as a champion of black economic empowerment, my point of view is that leveraging our economic power must focus less on temporary reactions and more on positive, sustainable action. While boycotts have their place and purpose, lasting change can only come through conscientious consumerism.

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    Does anyone here have a nationwide list of Black owned businesses to share so we here can do our part to help our own?
     
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    I don't have such a list, but start with the Department of Commerce in your city/state.
     
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    You can start with a very simple but powerful move. Place your money in a Black owned bank or credit union and deposit at least every month automatically. There are several good ones out there. I use One United Bank and moved my emergency and college accounts to them.

    As far as Black owned stores there are many lists online. Also you can set up your Amazon account to support a Black organization in your town.
     
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    There is NO room for sentiment when it comes to business, sorry.
     
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    :11100: so jews building with jews and asians building with asians is just a fluke ?
     
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    I agree but lets consider something. We may have to take a step back to go forward. If we don't at what point would we expect a Black owned business to out compete one of the white owned giants?
     
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    On Amazon? I never knew that. I will have to see how that works. Thanks for the information.
     
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