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This Black History Month, Help Make A Better Black Economic Future With PurchaseBlack.com
Black News ^ | February 6, 2014

Posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:03 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Black history month is in full swing, and PurchaseBlack.com wants you to not only honor the richness of Black history, but to also build a better Black future through buying and selling, Black.

"It's important to look back into history with awe and appreciation, yet it's critical to look forward into the future and create a stronger, better Black community," says Brian Williams, founder & CEO of PurchaseBlack.com. "Buying Black is an excellent way to get there!"

PurchaseBlack.com is an online e-commerce website similar to an African American focused Amazon marketplace. The website hosts Black owned & Black servicing businesses selling products in free stores directly on the website. The web site is inviting business owners to open free webstores to sell their products to its audience of African American online customers.

Brian studied Black business success while getting his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas, which inspired him to start PurchaseBlack.com. He will be speaking at American University this Black history month, and has appeared on TV One to speak about his experiences. He says that buying Black has the potential to reduce Black unemployment down to as little as 1%.

"When one puts together the facts, it becomes clear why PurchaseBlack.com is such an important and useful platform for Black owned and Black servicing businesses to sell their products."

There are about 1.8 million Black owned businesses that do not have employees according to the latest American business survey. There are also nearly 2.1 million unemployed Black people as of December 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If we used our one trillion dollar buying power to strengthen those businesses, they could hire at least one employee. This has the potential to reduce Black unemployment all the way down to 1%!

"It starts right now, with us! We are the future of Black America, and it's our job to make it the best it can be. There's no better way to celebrate Black history than that!"

PurchaseBlack was founded to be a positive part of the solution. The business is asking Black owned and Black servicing companies to sell their high-quality products, yet not services, on the website. "Our webstores are free to get started, and we only make a commission once your products are actually sold through PurchaseBlack. If you don't make money, then we don't make any either. We are in this together."

Businesses are encouraged to visit www.purchaseblack.com/become-a-seller for more information about opening a webstore.

They can also connect with the site on their Facebook page, @PurchaseBlack on Twitter, YouTube, or on Google Plus.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; economy; internet; unemployment

1 posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:03 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder what the PRESS and media would say if WHITES set up a site for Purchase from Whites... I think it’s at heart RACIST. But then, for them, it never is.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:10 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being black seems to be the most important thing in this person’s life.......


3 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:42 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Only if they’re not homosexual. Then that is, by far, the most important thing, and not only in their lives, but should be in everyone else’s as well!


4 posted on 02/07/2014 3:47:26 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I called him black he’d correct me and tell me he’s African American.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 3:49:03 AM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blacks would have reason to be proud if the first black POTUS had been worthy of the title. He certainly hasn’t improved the economic lot of blacks in this country.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 3:52:00 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: rovenstinez

Why not call it EXCLUDEWHITEY.COM? WEHATECRACKERS.COM?


7 posted on 02/07/2014 3:52:58 AM PST by albie
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To: caver

Isn’t owning knockoutgame.com enough?


8 posted on 02/07/2014 3:54:43 AM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This certainly is in conflict with MLK’s dream of a color blind society..


9 posted on 02/07/2014 3:57:35 AM PST by RginTN
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To: albie

They are all of the “African Race” just like is on Obama’s birth certificate......even though there is no such thing.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 4:00:12 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bought a new Black & Decker belt sander. So I contributed.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 4:03:10 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 57 Infantile States Of America bought a black man as president because he was black and that hasn’t worked out so well.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 4:08:22 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: ImNotLying

Yep. Exclude everyone BUT blacks from your little community. That sounds like a recipe for success!

Buy from blacks for the sake of helping a black?! Unless it’s the best bargain, it’ll never happen. “Buy Fresh. Buy Local” is the biggest pile of BS sticker out there. Liberals slap it on their Priuus to feel good about themselves.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 4:19:10 AM PST by albie
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I make purchases by evaluating the biggest bang for the buck, therefore I am racist.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 4:21:27 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Old Yeller
I'm doing my part.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 4:22:13 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: rovenstinez

“but to also build a better Black future through buying and selling”

Maybe they should consider moving to Africa to accomplish their goals.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 4:31:15 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess we needed more proof that blacks are the most racist people on the planet.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 4:44:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: caver

Have you ever noticed which sections black people go to when they visit a bookstore? Most of the time it is the black interest section. I am NOT stereo typing, I am just observing. 90 percent of the time this is true. What does this tell you?


18 posted on 02/07/2014 4:44:39 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eat me you black racists!


19 posted on 02/07/2014 4:46:39 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I’ve never seen blacks in a book store.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 4:48:12 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I have an acquaintance from South America who has also worked in the UN, and he says that blacks are definitely the most racist people he has ever encountered (and this guy is a liberal).


21 posted on 02/07/2014 4:57:32 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PurchaseWhite.com would be instantly condemned as racist, just as Purchaseblack.com IS racist.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 5:00:53 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

Is there a limit to how many blacks you can purchase from this site? And how do they ship them?


23 posted on 02/07/2014 5:14:35 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: albie
Why not call it EXCLUDEWHITEY.COM? WEHATECRACKERS.COM?

Those are probably already taken. :-)

24 posted on 02/07/2014 5:25:10 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Watch out-—Yo.

Thishere thing is what whitefolks call a DOUBLE-EDGED sword.

Just say’in.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:39 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually I did buy black. A new Glock .380 pistol. Guaranteed to stop/deter a knockout game on me.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 7:45:13 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: RginTN
its their perogative to hire only blacks....except what a stink would come of it if a white hired only whites....

I know, I know, I know there are plenty of good hard working black Americans....but there's also a large number of sloths, cheats, slackers......

a black business knows that deep down, what kind of people can be counted on....

27 posted on 02/07/2014 7:53:04 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: cherry

The double standard is glaring. Lefties would call it positive discrimination!


28 posted on 02/07/2014 8:14:16 PM PST by RginTN
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