Buying Black: Then And Now

There’s been an explosion of hashtags and online tools aimed at helping black consumers identify which products are produced and sold by black-owned businesses. But hashtags like #BuyBlack, #BlackDollarsMatter and websites like Shoppeblack.us aren’t simply about making a profit, they also contain a message about empowerment: African-Americans should create and support black businesses that build wealth for the black community, employ black workers, and address inequality.
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Buying Black: Then And Now

There’s been an explosion of hashtags and online tools aimed at helping black consumers identify which products are produced and sold by black-owned businesses. But hashtags like #BuyBlack, #BlackDollarsMatter and websites like Shoppeblack.us aren’t simply about making a profit, they also contain a message about empowerment: African-Americans should create and support black businesses that build wealth for the black community, employ black workers, and address inequality.

Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 1, 2019

Chicago’s field of 14 mayoral candidates has been narrowed down to two. The top vote-getters, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, must now earn the support of nearly 70 percent of voters they failed to secure in the Feb. 26 election. Both are campaigning as progressives, and both are black women. It’s not just the mayor's race — at least 14 ward aldermanic races ended in runoffs. Ald. Ameya Pawar and Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin will also face off in the April runoff for city treasurer. A pane

’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: August 31, 2018

In this week’s Friday News Roundup, host Jenn White breaks down the biggest news stories of the week, including Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s trial, former President Barack Obama's visit to Chicago and construction on Lake Shore Drive. President Obama shares the vision of the Presidential Center (YouTube 8/28/18) Chicagoans Spend More Than A Year Of Their Lives Getting To And From Work, Report Says (Block Club Chicago 8/29/18) Prosecutors seek to jail Van Dyke for Chicago Tribune

The Download Presents The Week That Was: “Trump and Trubisky, and Nukes, oh my!”

The Download Presents The Week That Was: “Trump and Trubisky, and Nukes, oh my!” Journalist Kim Bellware and Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Jeff Coen join Justin to recap all of the stories making news this week including the ongoing conflict between the United States and North Korea, the FBI raiding Paul Manafort’s home, President Trump considering military response to the political crisis in Venezuela, the continuing battle over school funding in Springfield, a judge throwing out a DJ