Tag Archives: buying black

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Dozens of Black Vendors to Partake in Black Friday Alternative

Rebrand Chicago promotes buying black during the holiday rush

Rebrand’s event aims to encourage black consumers of the shopping holiday to spend dollars supporting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brian Williams, founder of PurchaseBlack.com

Brian Williams Makes it Easy For Consumers to Buy Black

PurchaseBlack.com is an e-commerce hub for black businesses

“Buying black” became popular in the African American community as an economic self-help goal just…

By Sonja Mack

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The Most Important Vote Is Reinvesting in Ourselves

Whenever I gain the opportunity to address a group of African Americans, I ask whether…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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How to Buy Black

Spending with economic self-help as a goal takes more than good intentions. Here are 14 strategies for conducting your own empowerment experiment

When Chicagoans John and Maggie Anderson made a pledge to spend all of their income…

By Maggie Anderson

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

By Makkada B. Selah

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Morris Brown Still Limping Along Financially

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

By Makkada B. Selah

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“Our Black Year”

The story of one family’s mission to buy black

A little more than three years ago, John and Maggie Anderson decided to spend more…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Buy Black

A circle of Atlanta professionals turns high-minded talk into community action

If there’s one thing Chandra R. Thomas knows for sure, it’s that you can support…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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POLL: How Often Do People Ask You For A Hookup?

Is the expectation that you'll offer your products or services for free a minor annoyance or a drag on your business?

TAKE OUR POLL: One of the challenges facing many black small business owners is the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Celebrating Black Business

Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton crusade to raise awareness with a month of recognition in August

Frederick E. Jordan didn’t have many financing options when he started his engineering and construction…

By Jason Evers Roberson

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Andersons Complete Year of ‘Buying Black’

Empowerment Experiment family discusses challenges, triumphs

The Empowerment Experiment’s Anderson family discuss the successes that kept them empowered, the struggles that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Why I Hate The Hookup

Want to support black entrepreneurs? Stop hitting them up for freebies

One of the biggest drags on black economic empowerment is “the hookup”: black people expecting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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I’m Not Rosa Parks. He’s Not Dr. King.

But they are The Empowerment Experiment

Dr. King tells me that even though he and Rosa Parks and all the other…

By Maggie Anderson

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My Powerful Life As Mrs. Buy-Black America

Thanks to the Empowerment Experiment, we've met some extraordinary entrepreneurs

When we created The Empowerment Experiment, we knew things would be different. We knew…

By Maggie Anderson

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Our Choice: To Empower

Can a middle-class, professional, suburban black couple lead a Black Power movement?

My family made a choice, publicly, to spend as much money as possible with Black…

By Maggie Anderson

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