Absolutely! Especially at your local neighborhood level. We need to come together and collectively organize economically for the survival of Black people, our people. We use to say, “I’m Black and I’m proud,” and we MEANT it. Do we still feel that way today? Are we supporting our brothers and sisters in every way we can? For example, by joining our block clubs or community organizations? Are we supporting the Black organizations and Black businesses in our neighborhood/ community?
Spending your dollars with Black businesses will be, us lifting us up economically and socially. This makes it easier for us to come together and organize as a people to defend our families, our communities and take back control of our schools and our lives from outside forces. Actually doing what all other ethnic people are doing.
You say you to want to spend your money with folk who look like you, but, I don’t know who the Black businesses are in my neighborhood/community, where they are located or what they sell?
Do you want our business? The business our people are taking to others? I think you do. But, you need to let us know;
- Who you are? What your name is?
- What your business name is?
- Where are you located?
- What is your address? And,
- What do you sell?
As Black business owners and entrepreneurs ourselves, we know you did not start out to fail. In fact, you may be very successful. But failure is still an option when your neighbors go to the mall to acquire the same goods and services you provide. They do this because they don’t know you are right around the corner or a block or two over from where they are – waiting to serve them.