Thursday, June 04, 2020

Kansas City 'Buy Black' Movement Stays Winning Despite Civil Unrest

We've followed this movement for quite some time and the truth is that a lot of these shops and workers are SUPERIOR to their competitors in the burbs. Whilst we think an urban designation based strictly on locale would be more inviting . . . Given "the circumstances" here's a look at the effort and a few worthwhile local merchants working to survive . . . Read more:

'Buy Black Kansas City' movement supports black-owned businesses

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is another movement catching on in a show of support. It's called Buy Black Kansas City.Business is steady at Ruby Jean's Juicery at 30th Street and Troost in Kansas City.Some new customers were drawn here because of posts on social media to Buy Black Kansas City.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

After a retired black photographer and father was just shot to death by thugs trying to steal his vehicle, it seems rather unlikely that people from all over the metro are going to stream into the east side to patronize businesses there.
Do you think maybe crime and violence are major factors in the lack of success of businesses in that part of KCMO?

Anonymous said...

Shop in lovely downtown Mogadishu folks!

Anonymous said...

^^You can move loser. Why don't you? Broke? Pathetic loser.

Anonymous said...

Support black owned business? Ok, next time I need some dope, a stolen gun or cell phone, some fake dreds, a set of 24” rims for my Escalade, I’ll look them up.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +10000000

Anonymous said...

Actually one of the biggest problems in the black community is the lack of black owned businesses. They need more business owners, accountants, bankers and fewer politicians, preachers and community activists.

Charles Whitman said...

I seem to remember (before covid 19) a news story of how a non-black customer was denied service at a black owned business?
This is the kind of thing that has frustrated me above all else; non-blacks are ridiculed when attempting to support the black community.

Anonymous said...

7:17 I told you already once today to get your shine box and get busy bitch. BTW you don't live in Kansas City so shut the fuck up.

Why would smart black people want to open a business in a predominantly black neighborhood where they might be robbed and shot on any given day. In a neighborhood where the BLM movement decides something is worth stealing and burning black owned businesses down over. No smart black business owner head to other safer areas to do business. African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies.

Anonymous said...

I see the Mexicans were smart enough to stay out of all this crap. They know where the power is in this country. Want black power move to Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Chimpy, stop talking to yourself! Though I agree with your self-assessment.

Anonymous said...

Yes, when I go into the business I demand division of ownership. Isn't that really no different than demanding only whites can ? Sure it is. Finger popping hipsters buying their largest investments from White rich liberal companies, then demanding a black $6 bagel or slice of $2.00 rainbow cake to support gay rights. $45,000 goes to the opposition when they purchase a car, $1,500 when they order the newest Apple cell. You go Rebels of real division and fantasy purchases.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bezos is not white. Somewhere there is a something in the wood pile.

Anonymous said...

Why's that dude have to make a play on anti-white racism to support his biz? Is he really just depending on the black and white liberal community to support him. I have to be downtown today and was thinking about stopping by, until I read the anti-white sentiment all over the rest of the article. Its a strong, risky, play as a biz owner to alienate half your potential customer base right off the bat. Its a damn shame, but his biz model, his choice. Looks like maybe he has a couple of his kids working with him, that's great. I'm in a family biz too and go out of my way to support the same. The difference, no one who comes in my doors has any idea what my politics are, even if they bring something up I'm supportive of I deflect and change the topic. I'd rather serve as many folks as I can to make a little green.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The best thing to happen would be for blacks to have real economic power and independence from those who have used them and their votes.

Anonymous said...

Not only buy black owned business but also BOYCOTT WHITE OWNED BUSINESSES. Black people should not only use protest but they should also use their economic power to force change. Stop spending all your money with white people.

Anonymous said...

It's a good idea in principle, but it will never work. There simply isn't the economic base of black owned businesses to support the black community. Weave shops and shitty soul food ain't gonna cut it.

Anonymous said...

I think Black People should demand the creation of strictly Black Businesses, Schools, Hospitals, and everything else that Society requires!

"Equal but Separate" should become their watchword and the core of all their activities and future goals.
Vote ONLY for Black Candidates who pledge to strive for this Utopia!

Anonymous said...

^^Yes! and the we should mandate that any white person over 60 be euthanized on the spot! Amirite? I mean then we really would have a paradise! Thanks for that great idea!

Charlie Horse said...

I'm afraid a black person may spit in my malt.

Anonymous said...

^^They always do Boomer. Always. Learn to tip or stay home.

Anonymous said...

I buy black rifles. That count?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ WINNER^^^^

Colonel Angus said...

Buying Black runs in my family. My great-great grandfather bought something like one hundred and thirty Blacks during his years as a farmer. I think about those wonderful times every time I mow my lawn.

Anonymous said...

fortunately, almost all americans would love to patronize black-owned and artisanal, local businesses, notwithstanding some of the divisive comments here.

this is particularly true in kansas city in my experience.

Anonymous said...

@5:04 is absolutely correct, the majority WWOULD love to patronize Black-owned businesses.

Unfortunately they're scared to do so, for two reasons first being the ABSOLUTE HATRED every Black Person (I cite the posts above) has toward anyone of a different race, and secondly the chances of being murdered on the way there.

Charles Whitman said...

True