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On this Saturday, August 18, 2012 Black Twin Cities makes history in Minnesota by inviting local businesses and the general public to the first annual Buy Black 2012 event. The event is headquartered at Sunnyside Café located at 1825 Glenwood Avenue North (corners of Glenwood and Morgan Avenue North), from 9:00 a.m. to 12-noon. Sunnyside Restaurant will provide an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast buffet for $9.99 with French toast or pancakes. Let’s celebrate Black business by patronizing a local Black business on Buy Black 2012, presented by Black Twin Cities.
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by Donald W. R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN. (IBNN NEWS/Black Twin Cities/August 16, 2012)…Minnesota becomes layered in ambiguous practices as it pertains to Black people supporting Black businesses in the state. We’ve all heard the horror stories of how easy it is for a White vender to walk into a Black organization and leave successfully with signed contract and a check while the same, “qualified” Black business person is overlooked, marginalized, and discredited by his/her own people cursed just because of skin color. Well, that all stops today!
Black Twin Cities is here to prove that “self-help” economics works in the Black community.
Black Twin Cities is Minnesota’s #1 business oriented online magazine, business directory and gathering place for Black business to list their good and services. The website features do-it-yourself event listings; personalized business pages and has an “out-of-this-world” RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication), which makes it easy for individuals and local businesses to “share” products, brands and events with the general public.
The Black Twin Cities – Buy Black 2012 campaign is the brainchild of BTC president and CEO Ms. La Juana Whitmore, an entrepreneur in her own right providing local, state and national business news in the form of an online magazine available at www.blacktwincites.com.
Ms. Whitmore says, “We ask that for ONE DAY you purchase only from local, Black-owned companies, or from an agent or salesperson who is African-American and will receive commission from the sale. BTC goal is to increase economic development in Minnesota’s African-American communities – we need everyone to come out on this Saturday and show your support for our local Buy Black 2012 kick-off event.”
Small business is the backbone of the American economy. Black businesses can be the catalyst which helps to hire local community members who are unemployed and under employed. Other cultures teach their young the importance of supporting small businesses. The Black community must do the same.
Black Twin Cities and IBNN invite you to tell your friends, family and co-workers about this exciting event and stop by Sunnyside Café to have breakfast and talk to other local business owners and professionals about how we can all support our Black brothers and sisters in business.
This event is open to the general public – all we ask is that you stop by and purchase breakfast at Sunnyside Cafe and start a trend of supporting Black Businesses.
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