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WJSS Book Shelf: Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy

2 Mar

I heard the author of this book, Maggie Anderson on the radio today.  In 2009, she and her family decided to “buy black” for a year, and shop only in black owned businesses, as a way to boost the economy in her local community.

Remembering a time when black-owned small businesses employed people from the neighborhood, and kept the community strong, Maggie set out to see if she and her family could do this to bring attention to the struggling black economy.

Read the full article and see the video interview featured on the Madame Noire blog here…. […]