Wealth In & Out of Black Hands

By Lit By Us

By Lit By Us

Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy

Maggie Anderson

$16.99 $15.63

Maggie Anderson's Our Black Year is a thought-provoking book about self-help economics to support black-owned businesses. Her year of patronizing black-owned businesses showed how much progress could be made if capable black households followed her family's lead. What stood out was my position as a conscious consumer. I understood that the only business consistently patronized is the barbershop. Our Black Year Highlighted what could happen if that included just one more business like a black-owned book store. It also encourages the reader to examine where their dollars go. Unfortunately, much of it doesn't go to black businesses. Due to their scarcity, clever marketing that gives off the perception of being a black-owned business and lack of support. I do feel that Maggie's Empowerment Experiment has the potential to discourage low-middle income households by the sheer amount of work and time needed to find and shop at black-owned stores. Of course, her EE was an outlier, not the rule in supporting black businesses. Overall a book I would recommend for anyone curious about how they can influence the outlook of black businesses and as a result the black community

Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines

$18.00

Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class

Lawrence Otis Graham

$17.99 $16.55