Business Incubator Set to Open
Great opportunity for entrepreneurs with vision
DAYTON, OH – July 16, 2014 – The Umoja Commerce and Trade Association, which is a division of the Black Man's Think Tank, is set to manage a small business incubator in west Dayton. The project is a partnership between UCTA and DOIT (Development Operations Initiative Team). The incubator is located at 5499 W. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45417. Read more...
The Absurd Notion of Black Buying Power
and the Folly of Black Advertisers
By Marlon Aldridge, Sr.
“African-American’s Buying Power Projected to be $1.1 Trillion By 2015” (Black Enterprise)
Lately Black advertisers, especially those affiliated with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, report or commission studies about Black buying power. This is a manipulative practice (e.g., propaganda) used by Black advertisers in an attempt to convince big retail executives to spend advertising dollars with them because they supposedly have access and nuance understanding of the Black consumer market. My thought is this. In trying to manipulate big retailers, Black advertisers are unknowingly perpetuating negative perceptions they have of Blacks anyway (e.g., Blacks are poor because they spend all their money). Propaganda is the most efficient and productive method used by “power” groups to control “out of power” groups (e.g., American ethnic groups, especially Blacks). Imagine exerting very little effort to get a group of people to think negatively about themselves without them perceiving that you are doing so. Nothing else gets the job done better. Here’s another assessment of the subtle message propagated by the media and Black advertisers. Read more
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Please join me Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Delish Cafe for business and professional networking from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Business or casual attire is ok. The cost is $5 person.
Beautiful Delish Cafe is located at 139 N. Main St in Dayton. We meet on the 2nd floor.
Please RSVP on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/340795206085433/
Bring plenty of business cards.
Make More Money! Let Us Help! "You hold the keys to economic development in our communities" --Marlon Aldridge, BMTT. Read more
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