A Black-Led Food Co-Op Grows In Detroit

By Brian Allnutt, Citylab.com -

DETROIT, Mich.—Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food [...]

To Preserve African-American Businesses, Durham, NC, Turns To Employee Ownership

By Fifty by Fifty, Medium.com -

Durham, North Carolina, once famous for its “Black Wall Street,” is exploring a new strategy to preserve and grow local African-American businesses through employee ownership. One of four cities [...]

Finally Obey MLK, Liberation Is Black Owned Banking

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

On April 3, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last speech, pleading with Black America to shift their wealth into Black owned institutions the night before his assassination. It is by no [...]

22 Million Reasons Black America Doesn’t Trust Banks

By Marcus Anthony Hunter, Theconversation.com -

“This bank is just what the freedmen need,” remarked President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, as he signed the Freedman’s Bank Act, authorizing the organization of a national bank for recently [...]

Cooperative Banking For Black Lives

By Valerie Vande Panne, Inthesetimes.com -

MINNEAPOLIS—On an unseasonably warm Friday in late January, African-American business owners, activists, advocates, musicians, politicians and artists toasted with a “come-up” cocktail: a healthy [...]

Understanding Coates-West Conflict Clarifies Many Issues

By Robin D. G. Kelley, Bostonreview.net -

When the emails started coming in, I ignored them. By day’s end, my voicemail and email inboxes were filling up with links to the Guardian, followed by links to Facebook pages and blogposts [...]

Philando Castile’s Death Inspires Black Economic Movement

By Cirien Saadeh, theuptake.org -

The death of Philando Castile was a turning point for many Minnesotans, who were once again forced to face Minnesota’s structural oppressions and deal with the aftermath of another death of a [...]

Black-Led Credit Union: ‘Most Important Work’ To Drive Economic Vitality

By Camille Erickson, www.tcdailyplanet.net -

By Camille Erickson for TC Daily Planet - “We can’t keep using the bodies of youth as the only tool for resistance,” Me’Lea Connelly, executive director of the Association of Black Economic Power [...]