Friday, September 23, 2011

Tre Baker: Building Black Business by Being a Responsible Consumer

by Tre Baker, Your Black World 

I’ve done a lot of studying and research on economic development as it relates to the Black community, and, as you can imagine, I’ve found many critical issues that need to be addressed.  But I think most of these issues stem from the same core  problem: lack of ownership and control of the companies that we spend most of our money with.  Economics can be complicated and boring, which I guess is why we kind of forgot to deal with it while we were worried about integrating in white schools and businesses and getting Black politicians elected during and after the Civil Rights Movement.  But a half a century later, we’re not much better off relative to whites, economically, than we were when we were getting lynched and hosed down in the streets.


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