How Whites Lynched Black Business Owners To Kill The Competition

YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH

Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence

There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381 mass shootings as of November 29, the 333rd day of the year. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doesn’t have a formal definition for mass shooting, the GVA defines it as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed at one time, not counting the shooter. Continue reading

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors

After all the hubbub about the Watchmen series premiere and it’s depiction of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre, I figured folks needed to know it and Rosewood were not isolated events….

Atlanta Race Riot (1906)

When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class. Increasing tensions between Black wage-workers and the white elite began to grow and ill-feelings were further exacerbated when Blacks gained more civil rights, including the right to vote. Continue reading

Black Activists Raise Money to Purchase Abandoned Town

This is a pretty dope idea! GoFundMe page here

A vacant Connecticut town is up for auction, and two young black hopefuls are attempting to raise funds to purchase the land and turn it into a 21st Century Black Wall Street.

Following the rise in publicized police brutality, more African Americans are viewing economic freedom as a necessity within black communities.  In September, many supporters of black-owned businesses encouraged others via social media to invest in local or online companies with black owners.  The call-to-action resulted in several black businesses reporting a surge in sales and even received media attention.  Now, an entire town devoted to black economic empowerment may be in the works.
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