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MELANIN ENTERPRISE

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Buy Local | Buy Black

There are many ways to impact change in our communities and for ME, it's advocating for Black-owned businesses & building community alliances.

The MELANIN ENTERPRISE mobile app is the largest Buy Black City Guide in the country. We make it easy to find, share and support local Black-owned businesses!

 

We host monthly Sip -N- Play game nights that bring out the whole community to have fun while making an instant positive economic impact into Black businesses! Join us at the next signature event, 

EMichele Paul

Founder/Owner

USMC Veteran (Retired)

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ECONOMIC IMPACT IN CHARLOTTE, NC

3001
(Globally)

# of Black-owned businesses receiving targeted advertising with a global presence and local focus

3,274

# of new & repeat customers that have invested their dollars into Black-owned businesses

$60,510

Known amount of money circulated back into Black-owned businesses & Charlotte's economy 

2

# of jobs created!

16 REASONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

  • "Having the opportunity to ride on the front, the back, or the middle of someone else's bus doesn't dignify you. When you have your own bus, then, you'll have dignity." Malcolm X

  • When we buy black, we exercise our self-determination that enables us to create, define, think, and speak for ourselves

  • We each feel like we matter more and we have responsibility & control over what's happening around us

  • More people have opportunity and access to wealth and our businesses have greater means of production and competition

  • Wealth is distributed in a way that is healthier and just and less destabilizing to humanity

  • We build stronger, safer communities 

  • We create strong, inclusive local economies

  • We create jobs

  • Present visibility and a true representation of our culture that inspires the next generation 

  • If we do not build for ourselves, will be controlled by those that do

  • What we pay into our businesses gets recycled back into our communities

  • Our businesses bind our community together

  • There's a feeling of community pride, shared responsibility and ownership

  • It's important to support people who put their heart, soul and last dollar into something they believe in

  • Supporting our businesses shows that we are invested in our communities and the future of our families

  • When you're in a Black-owned business, it feels like you're home

  • Support Black-owned businesses because they are essential to keeping our culture alive, simply put, Black -owned businesses are the American Dream!

  • Support Black-owned! Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?

WHAT WE HAD TO SAY ABOUT ME

LaPorche Smith

Dir of Operations - Londa's Place 

I posted awhile back looking for a recruiting service to help me locate talent to strengthen my teams. I had not had much luck with a few other agencies however I recalled a conversation with someone from the group referring EMichele Paul Howard and her business Melanin Enterprise. I could write a short story about how pleased we were with her work so I will keep it brief. She is VERY professional, Very detailed, sent quality candidates and Very affordable, even for a small business like us. She even has a replacement policy in case a candidate does not work out.
I would recommend ME to any business owner who is looking to hire staff for their business. EMichele Paul is one of the best!!

BLU NAIL LAQUER

CEO, Blu Nail Laquer, LLC

Working with Melanin Enterprise has been an "eye-opening experience!

It was immediately obvious that this is a company that is willing to go the distance to help make the connection the Black Commerce Community. I really appreciated how easy it was to communicate with EMichele and how she made sure to promote my business to all that she came into contact with. I look forward to working with Melanin Enterprise in the near future.

ALEXANDRIA GREENWOOD

CEO, Intuition LA

I was floored by EMichele's commitment to find, visit, and support black owned businesses. She is creating an amazing platform for us.

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