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I wonder how many people could actually buy black for an entire year? One couple from Chicago made a pledge to do just that. They determined that they would would solely support black owned businesses for an entire year straight to start a movement on putting money back into our own community. Who knew that would cause such a discussion? All of the major media outlets began reaching out to the couple to determine why and if they could really keep this commitment. One things for sure, it is not easy. To grocery shop at a black owned store they had to travel miles away from home instead of being able to go to the grocery store right around the corner from them. I commend them for their efforts. Talk about making a statement and setting an example, this couples actions should be followed by us all.
I live in Harlem, so I find myself buying black often, but I think I am going to make an even bigger effort now that I have been inspired by this couple. Everyone should take time to watch this video and take a look at a movement that should be started all over the country. The dollar leaves the black community faster then it comes in. This has to change at some point. If not now then when? Everyone should make an effort to support more black businesses.
Could you support ONLY black businesses for an entire year? Could you do it for a week? What do you think about their pledge?
-Keep up, but don't forget about helping those around you do the same.