Monday, December 23, 2013

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CHECK THE KANSAS CITY 'BUY BLACK' APP FOR CHRISTMAS!!!



In order to help with Kansas City shopping and also keep the Christmas spirit all year long . . . Check this bit of consumer tech aimed at supporting the urban core.

CELEBRATE THE KANSAS CITY "BUY BLACK" APP!!!

Here's the android listing . . .

Our Mission
To create a movement of conscious consumers that intentionally purchase from Black-owned business with the goal of creating jobs, reducing crime and stabilizing neighborhoods while building wealth in the African American community.

Our Goals

EDUCATION
Inform and educate members of our community of the benefits of patronizing, supporting and growing Black-owned businesses.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
To research data on Black-owned businesses and their impact on job creation, wealth development, community stabilization and safe neighborhoods.

To develop strategies that will increase dollar turnover in the African American community.

DOCUMENTATION
Document participation in the Buy Black Empowerment Initiative and its impact on Black-owned businesses

MOBILIZATION
Recruit participation in the Buy Black Empowerment Initiative (BBEI) from individuals, organizations and institutions of our community.

EVALUATION
To analyze and report monthly on data collected from persons participating in the BBEI.

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All things considered, this is a useful bit of tech with an added benefit that will help to revitalize an vital segment of Kansas City's economy.

Developing . . .

44 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Haters should notice that urban core tech is passing them by.

Anonymous said...

If I were to start the WBEI...I would be called a racist..

We should support a business based on it's merits, but because of the color of it's ownership.

Anonymous said...

Tony's wanting hits. So, here we go.

Tools.

Anonymous said...

I already shop at black-owned business that provide quality products, good service, and fair prices. These are the same reasons I shop at Asian-owned businesses, Hispanic-owned businesses, Middle-Eastern-owned businesses, and white-owned businesses. If you want to support jobs in your community then support the local businesses that meet these criteria. The ancestry of the business owner shouldn't be a factor.

Anonymous said...

Funny how black folks talk about tearing down the walls about judging someone on skin color then they pull shit like this. Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

So it's ok for me to promote a white-owned business. Oh no wait their rationale is that they have been downtrodden for so long they is much time to be made up for. I call bullshit. Racism is racism. Blacks are among the worst perpetrators of racism in many cases. When are we going to base outcome on merit rather than skin color or economic indicators period? Never - because it's an easy excuse.

Anonymous said...

yes, and it's the same as the politicians who say they represent and frequently refer to "their" people meaning Blacks but yet their constituents also are of many other races. They out and out admit that they are in it to further "their" people meaning Blacks even though they should represent all constituents. Same for those that invoke god and how they represent the god-fearing. What about their constituents who do not believe?

Anonymous said...

just call it what it is and stop trying to put a positive spin on it ... its simply racism, nothing more nothing less.. you will NEVER see an app that encourages whites to buy, vote or encourage white anything because that would be considered racist and it would be taken down and the city ( a racist unto its own right) would run that business right out of business

Anonymous said...

Racist

Reality Check said...

If you had a blog, why wouldn't you want hits you fucking nimrod? Isn't that the whole ducking point?

As for the buy black app. Doesn't that seem a little racist?

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

The battle for consumers disposable income.

After all the bills there isn't much left.

Everyone should own one said...

I just installed that app. Now I can get all the hookers, crack, and food stamps I can stand!

Anonymous said...

LOL--no iPhone version.

Wait, are iPhone people mostly white?

Rock The Bells said...

Some of ya'll some racist scroge bitches. Hating something to encourage business ain't wrong. It's this outright hatred that's holding everyone back.

Anonymous said...

"Buy Black"?? Nah, more like "Nigger Trigger" or "Jig Rig" or on and on.... No, I wouldn't do business with a nigger for any reason.. None.

Reality Check said...

Hey idiot, there is an iphone buy black https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/buy-black-kc/id622403639?mt=8

TKC was just too lazy to link it.

Anonymous said...

4:17. Sure, today you say buy black is okay. Tomorrow you will be saying what difference does it make if I'm black or white. Hypocrit.

Anonymous said...

What is a nimrod?

Anonymous said...

Download the app so you'll know which business to avoid. I have no qualms about doing business with anyone of any race but I'll not do business with the bigots who promote their business in this manner.

Anonymous said...

There's an app available on the Eastside, called "Die Black". How much is that one?

Anonymous said...

I'm off to Troost to buy some hair extensions!

Anonymous said...

I feel like going out and jacking a car to support black business.

Anonymous said...

The message behind it is to try to DO SOMETHING to support your local community as opposed to going to a mall and getting in fights at foot locker over the last pair of jordans.

Helping your fellow neighbor. Cops and a mayor cant fix the problems in the black community. Little things like this over time can work.

Anonymous said...

Not a bad idea, and there's no problem with black people wanting to support black businesses (any more than gay people wanting to support gay businesses, etc.), but I'd say there might be a timing issue--after all, it's two days before Christmas, and no one seems to have heard about this until now.

Anonymous said...

Where's the buy brown app?

Anonymous said...

And WHO is it that fights over Air Jordans? Black people. Black people on welfare. Look up the superintendent of the Cleveland, OH school district a few years ago complaining that his schools were empty that day because new Jordans were coming out. And he called them out for being on welfare and buying them.

Anonymous said...

Fuck this is as bad as Encores Black Channel

Anonymous said...

When you hear it said "out on the streets, that every man is for for himself" and that "every prisoner should do his own time", it means that you are a slave and should just look out for "no 1." But you cannot survive looking out for just yourself, on the streets or in prison, and those in power know it. You will suffer and die without unity and community. The reason that we are not working and fighting to improve the material conditions in our own communities, esp. Black and poor communities, is because they tell us we are worthless and that we cannot trust each other. In that way, they can divide and conquer us.

Anonymous said...

Go to a thrift store. It's mostly ALL white people shopping. White folks doing their best to stretch a dollar and make it.
The "poor"blacks
Be at the mall buying Jordan's and expensive clothes..WTF?!?!

Anonymous said...

Byron???? What you think?

Anonymous said...

How does this reduce crime?

Turnabout said...

More jobs = Less crime.

Simple.

Anonymous said...

Oh I buy white would be racist

Anonymous said...

There is no helping these fucking niggers. No, none. They constantly and daily work to destroy themselves and anyone close. Fuck them and feed them fish heads.

Anonymous said...

One motive for trolling, and perhaps one we're all most familiar with, seems to be simple boredom – too much free time after school, at work, or between jobs. These are the individuals who are trolling to kill a few hours, entertain themselves, and even impress others of a similar mindset.
Groups of trolls coalesce on bulletin-board sites such as 4chan, where they post links to targets that might prove "fun", and compete with each other to see who can be the funniest, cleverest, or most extreme. Interestingly, those same sites also tend to be the powerhouses that generate internet "memes" – popular concepts that spread beyond the internet to become part of our offline culture.
A second motive appears to be a need for attention, a craving that will accept any kind of attention, however positive or negative, as long as that person is at the centre of it. Such individuals may not just post offensive messages, but also annoyingly implausible stories, grand claims, and obvious lies.
A third motive seems to involve a sense of disenfranchisement. In a climate where even graduates with good degrees are struggling to find jobs, and house prices make getting on the property ladder an impossible dream for many, it's little surprise that a selection of the population may consider themselves short-changed. It would take a strong character not to feel a sense of injustice at the fact that, a generation earlier, their exact counterparts were walking into secure, lifelong employment and able to buy nice homes.

Anonymous said...

what are you, the narrator?

Anonymous said...

I tried to download the app and it asked if I had a dollar for the bus. WTF?

Anonymous said...

Happy Kwanzaa!

Anonymous said...

Buying black is just as ineffective as Buying American.

People go to Walmart because they have the best prices for acceptable products. They run smaller retailers out of business.... and they lean on manufacturers, saying "we'll pay "THIS MUCH" and that's all. If you can't sell at that price, we'll take all our business to a competitor who WILL!

Hence product makers will sell to Walmart just to keep their plants open....with virtually no markup.

I used to work for a Chinese company that was told exactly that. Fact is, Walmart could PRICE PRODUCTS IN THEIR STORES for less money than smaller companies could even buy wholesale from us.

WALMART doens't buy by the truckload. They have their own people in China, and they buy the stuff there by the SHIPLOAD! Or many dozen containers. Use their own trucks to haul the stuff to automated warehouses for distribution. They have it down to the penny.

Ma and Pa stores or black businesses just can't compete. And they don't pay their people much, so that most everyone who's underpaid has to shop there. They can't afford to shop anyplace else!

They'll fire people at the drop of a hat because a line has formed by people needing that minimum wage... they're hungry. And small town businesses have dried up.

Better make sure your kids have high tech jobs and dont' have to borrow too much college money.. cuz they'll never be able to pay it back.

Anonymous said...

I am white and I regularly buy black in order to piss off my gather who should have died when I told him I was a lesbian.

Anonymous said...

You stupid dyke, ya can't even type...

Anonymous said...

Hey lezzie, if you want daddy dearest to die, take home a big buck nigger at Christmas and tell him you're engaged.

Anonymous said...

I bought a black sweater the other day, does that count. The nice white lady that helped me pick it out before the white cashier that rung it up were awesome.