Making An Investment In Black Business

Here's how to increase your wealth by supporting and investing in African American-owned enterprises

organizations, such as the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge or The Black Film Festival?
Always
Sometimes
Never

10 How often do you purchase
black newspapers?
Always
Sometimes
Never

11 When purchasing the hottest paperback or self-help book do you buy from black-owned book stores?
Always
Sometimes
Never

12 When building your library of reading materials how often do you support titles from African-American authors or publishers?
Always
Sometimes
Never

13How often do you make financial contributions to social, educational, or civil rights organizations, such as the NAACP or United Negro College Fund?
Always
Sometimes
Never

14 Do you have a checking account, savings account, money market fund, CD or any other financial vehicle with a black-owned bank or financial institution?
Yes
No

15Do you use African American financial services providers (e.g., stock broker, financial planner, or
insurance agent)?
Yes
No

quiz scoring
Give yourself 10 points for every question you answered always, five points for every sometimes, and 1 point for every answer that is never. For the last two questions, give yourself 10 points for each yes answer and one point for each no answer.

If your total is more than 130, then you deserve a gold medal for your contribution to helping viable black enterprises compete.

If your score is between 100 and 129, then you get a silver medal for your black-on-black support.

If your score is between 55 and 99, then you deserve a bronze medal for your social consciousness.

If your score is around 50, you are in the running, but you need to do a better job at keeping pace.

If your total is less than 35, then you aren’t even in the race.

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