...and we are here for it!
This #BlackHistoryMonth, do something more than remembering our past, celebrate and support our present! This is the year that Black entrepreneurs are making the conscious decision to leave their 9-5 and take the leap (year) into full time entrepreneurship!
According to the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, “African-American businesses have grown at an exponential rate in the 21st century.”
2020 is already shaping up to be a banner year for African-American entrepreneurship. Currently there are over 2.6 million African-American-owned businesses in the U.S., and now there are countless platforms, programs, initiatives and conferences in place to support such exponential growth.
EMichele Paul, owner of Melanin Enterprise, asked every business owner she came in contact with the last year, what was the contributing factor to the big leap. The primary answer is not what you would expect it to be which is the displeasure at their place of employment or management. The resounding answer was simply, "I wanted to fulfill my passion and my purpose so I took a chance on myself!"
These bold and innovative history makers are in every neighborhood across the United States today! They are paving the road for our future generations to be able to walk into with confidence and resilience just as our ancestors did for us. Our ancestors had platforms and hubs such as The Green Book and Black Wall Streets that created safe, self-sufficient, and prosperous business districts in cities around the country.
In 2020, our generation has Melanin Enterprise. Melanin Enterprise is a digital combination of Black Wall Street + The Green Book. "ME" is making it easy to find and support Black-owned businesses, connect with like-minded people, and build stronger, safer community alliances.
We are using our Kwanzaa principle Ujamaa, to build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together plus the 6 Degrees of Separation Theory that states that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.
The Melanin Enterprise mobile app brings the global black community just a little closer together while creating local ecosystems that revitalize struggling communities and empower individuals to make positive changes within their communities.
Instead of reading about history this year, make it! Join the community that is revolutionizing how the world supports black entrepreneurial pioneers! Use this quick link to download the ME mobile app and become a MEMBER: http://onelink.to/ess52w. Don't forget to turn on your location to see the businesses in your area!