#BlackWealthMatters: The Untapped Potential of Black Owned Businesses – February 2017

The Center for Law and Social Justice is excited to continue our financial empowerment series focused on building personal & collective financial legacies in the Black community.

Why? Well, an average Black family needs 228 YEARS to build the wealth of a White family today. These disparities between the two groups persist REGARDLESS of the level of education attained.

When Black employees go to work, they are typically employed by non-Black owned entities. When Black employees spend their money, it is typically spent with businesses owned by non-Black people. This matters more than we know.

This series will explore the state of personal finances; entrepreneurship and business development; collective wealth generation; and land ownership in the Black community. Each month, hear from experts who will help us understand how we arrived to our current financial position AND learn how we can improve our finances on an individual and collective level. See the flyer and details below for additional information.

February: the Untapped Potential of Black Owned Businesses

On Friday February 10 we will take a look at the Untapped Potential of Black Owned Business and explore the following:

  1. History and current reality of Black-owned businesses
  2. Key challenges facing Black entrepreneurs today
  3. Resources for business owners to grow their companies
  4. The possibilities of a targeted #BuyBlack campaign

Subsequent programs will focus on Black Land Ownership (Mar. 24, 2017); Cooperative Economics (Apr. 21, 2017). Check here frequently for updates!

Leave a Reply