TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FEAR THE UPCOMING KANSAS CITY MONDAY 'BLACKOUT' IN RETALIATION FOR MICHAEL BROWN KILLING AND IN SOLIDARITY WITH FERGUSON, MISSOURI UPRISING PROTEST!!!
To start the morning we've got FIRST WORD OF SOME DENIZENS OF THE KANSAS CITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIZ COMMUNITY STRIKING BACK against a legacy of what many consider systemic discrimination.
To wit . . .
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY MANY KANSAS CITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS WILL STAGE A "BLACKOUT" TO PROTEST THE POLICE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN!!!
Click the image or this link for a bigger better view but here's the most relevant part of the flyer . . .
"Will not patronize any business that is not black owned & operated. This means do not spend ANY MONEY in person or online"
No fast food restaurants or sit down restaurants unless they are black owned and operated.
Continue to go to work and school.
Just DON'T SPEND ANY MONEY . . . The Black Dollar WILL make an impact!!
There's power in numbers!!
In remembrance of
Mike Brown AND ALL KILLED UNJUSTLY!!
WE WILL HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS . . . THEIR POCKETS!!!"
Now, TKC doesn't necessarily have any problem with the principle of "Buy Black" because everybody has the right to do what they want with their money . . . Even if an effort based strictly on geography would be more effective, far less controversial and more inclusive and inviting to consumers throughout the city.
A Kansas City Insider comments:
"Should be looking at living wage issue not Black owned. And hey, no love for the Latinos unless they need us to help their cause."
However, some call for even more stringent forms of protest . . .
@KCBlackBusiness: "This has to be a lifestyle, not just one day"
TKC will attempt to join the "blackout" if only because I try not to spend money on most days and my x-box membership should be paid up for the month by that point.
As for the TKC blog community . . . You decide . . .