% of African American owned businesses supported by African Americans: 2%

98% of businesses African Americans support invest what % in AFAM communities?  2%

98% of businesses African Americans support use what % of AFAM suppliers?  2%

% of AFAM owned businesses contracted by the US government: 

Less than 2%

Why this matters?

African American Studies programs in the nation's universities have left the building. For these academics and their administrations moving out of history and into intense efforts to make life better today, something stood out: Adding African American owned businesses to African American communities sharply improved quality of life.

DR. TRISHA ROSE::BROWN UNIVERSITY

HOW STRUCTURAL RACISM WORKS

black capital event @ the met

Investment Group to hold event at Metropolitan Baptist in Tulsa

Black Capital's mission is to economically empower African Americans through access to the venture capital industry.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Metropolitan Baptist Church will feature and event introducing “Black Capital”– an initiative led by former Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson, and SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform.


Black Capital's mission is to empower African Americans to take control of their financial future, help narrow the widening wealth gap, and to democratize access to the venture capital industry.


Another 2%

According to Black Capital, historically, this asset class has only been available to just 2% of the U.S. population–their objective is to ensure that people of color have a seat at the table and participate in the previously inaccessible early-stage venture capital asset class.


Learn more at www.blackcapital.seedinvest.com


The event will take place:

Date: Tuesday, January 21st

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: Metropolitan Baptist Church 1228 West Apache Street, Tulsa, OK, 74127

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economics & the black community

Grab a comfy chair...here's a playlist of talks on how the conversations on Black wealth have changed.  Meet Dr. William "Sandy" Darity, Duke University 

and Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Ohio State University

Learn the term: ECONOMIC STRATIFICATION

the struggle is real

 1921 to 2020, Dr. William A. "Sandy" Darity's 2017 talk on the state of Black America gives context on the landscape before the 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE and the decades that have followed.  

STRUCTURAL ECONOMIC BARRIERS IN AMERICA

The NATIONAL ASSET SCORECARD FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

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 Darrick Hamilton  William Darity, Jr.   Anne E. Price Vishnu Sridharan   Rebecca Tippett 

BOOTSTRAPS ARE FOR BLACK KIDS

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 Yunju Nam, Ph.D., 

University at Buffalo, State University of New York 

Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D., 

The New School 

William A. Darity, Jr., Ph.D., 

Duke University 

Anne E. Price, M.A. The Insight Center for Community Economic Development 

shawn rochester

THE BLACK TAX: THE COST OF BEING BLACK IN AMERICA

SHAWN ROCHESTER / TALKS AT GOOGLE