The other day I was riding down a street not too far from where I live and I realized, this is a predominately Black and Latino neighborhood and all the gas stations were owned by Indians. Blacks owned a few restaurants and barber/beauty shops, but no majors stores. There are Mexican owned grocery stores, clothing stores and countless other business owned by them, for them. I feel like we as African Americans miss a lot of opportunities because we don't take advantage of it when it presents itself. Recently several grocery stores closed in a nearby rural area and the only conversations I've heard is, "What are we going to do now?" "How we gone get groceries now?" This is a perfect opportunity to start a community grocery store! If we don't do for us, no one will. We can build a better community, but we have to put in the work, and it starts with you and me.
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