Tag Archives: economic empowerment

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Wake Up! Re-engage In the Battle For Opportunity

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement.

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement, as…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Small Business Conference for LGBT Communities Resumes After Government Shutdown

The SBA’s economic empowerment tour heads to New York

LGBT conference is on its way to the world’s greatest city

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why 1 Trillion Dollars In Black Buying Power Should Be Used To Start Black Businesses

Entrepreneurship is key driver in empowering black communities

By 2015 African Americans will yield $1.1 trillion in spending. But that thirteen-figure power should…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Truth About Black Folks and Our Reputation in Business

Four reason some black businesses get a bad rap (and what entrepreneurs can do to fight it)

Four reasons some black businesses get a bad rap (and what entrepreneurs can do to…

By Felicia Joy

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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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‘Tis the Season to ‘Buy Black’

The Anderson family shares tips on how to check "shop at Black-owned businesses"

Blackenterprise.com spoke with the Andersons, founders of EE, about the importance of supporting black-owned businesses,…

By Janel Martinez

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How to Achieve Your Financial Freedom

Author and finance expert Ryan Mack gives tips on breaking free from financial burdens

In his new book, Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Strengthen Your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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UBR Morning Post: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynn Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with arts entrepreneur…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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Are Black Folks ‘Scrubs?’

Although we've made great progress, we're still "sitting on the passenger side" of American wealth

I’m talking about the scrub described in TLC’s lyrics: “Sitting on the passenger side of…

By Eric D. Grant

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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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Banking on Our Own

Investing in black-owned financial institutions is investing in ourselves

It’s expensive to be black in America. Recent studies and lawsuits prove we are overcharged…

By Zachary Raynell Rinkins

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 4

We must take control of our destinies

When all is said and done, we have the ability to take control of our…

By Ryan Mack

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My Beef With Black Business

Black-owned companies need to spend more money with black-owned media

Our businesses leave BE and other black media hanging. When Forbes, Business Week or The…

By Zachary Raynell Rinkins

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 3

We must take stock of how we spend

Many African Americans are more concerned with what we are wearing, what we are driving…

By Ryan Mack

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 2

It's time to take care of business

Yes, we have been oppressed, but we can do much more to help ourselves. Why…

By Ryan Mack

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 1

We must work on taking the poverty out of the people

No, we haven’t had the best of times since arriving to this country. It…

By Ryan Mack

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A Plan for Black America in the 21st Century

100 Black Men pushes empowerment through achievement, education, and community development

Over the past few days, the venue for dialogue and action focused on black America’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Empowerment Experiment Shines Light on Black Business Blight

Chicago couple pledges to "buy black" for 2009

Like many other blacks in Illinois who live in areas where mainstream grocery stores are…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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