"It is projected that by 2060, the Black population will increase from 45.7 million to 74.5 million, with 17.9 percent of the U.S. population.... In addition, Blacks are making gains in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, helping to fuel income gains...
"As corporate America and the business community vie for the patronage of the African-American community, Black dollars must serve as leverage. Black consumers must use their resources wisely — reward friends and punish foes accordingly, support Black-owned business and those brands who are in sync with our interests, values and aspirations." - Atlanta Black Star
Come and celebrate diversity in our community with food and wine!!! This mixer will be higlighting local black owned businesses in every field. As Black History month has approached we have been determined to ensure that we continue to uplift and support our community businesses and affiliates. We will be hosting a Black In Business Mixer entitled, " We Are The Dream". This event is an opportunity for black business owners to promote their products and network within the community. As a business we will provide you with a free table and opportunity to speak to your business and share with local business owners and attendees of the mixer. This event will be completely free. We are asking that your bring your positive energy, networking hat and collective spirit.
"Now the other thing we'll have to do is this: Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal.
But not only that, we've got to strengthen black institutions. I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank. We want a "bank-in" movement in Memphis. Go by the savings and loan association..."
If you would like to host a table at this event for your business please contact Derek Bryant at ( 408) 772-6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are free and limited. Register for the event via Eventbrite.