Out of convenience we become patrons, patrons of establishments that have set up shop in our neighborhoods. Foreigners come to this country and establish tax free businesses in our neighborhood solely to capitalize off of the “black spending power”. The Chinese set up takeout restaurants, the Koreans set up beauty supply stores, and the Arabs set up convenient stores but how often do you see one of your race employed by these establishments? It’ll be a cold day in hell before they hire you yet your money is always welcomed.
Because of the convenient strategic location we find it easier and less time consuming to just run around the corner or up the street to purchase goods and services. Upon entering their establishment you are watched as if you already stole something, so in their minds, you becoming employed with them is totally out of the question. They will allow their barely out of grade school child to work their business before the will consider hiring you.
With little to no possibility of being employed by these businesses we still find ourselves turning over our hard earned currency to them. Is it the lack of black businesses or is it the lack of knowledge of the importance of supporting black businesses? Whatever the case, we need to evaluate ourselves. Make it your business to seek out black owned businesses and throw your weight behind them. Betterstill, become a black business owner in your neighborhood and employ your own.
Let’s get started at The Black Dollar Cipher where we can buy, sell, and promote among ourselves so that the black dollar may continue to circulate within our community.