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In the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision a number people took to the streets of the St. Louis suburb and began torching cars, looting and burning down local area businesses. Their actions caused many in the nation and around the world to question why the people of Ferguson were destroying their own town.
In this exclusive NewsOne.com interview on Nov. 25 we hear directly from residents of the Canfield Green Apartments, where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson. They weighed in on why the business district of Ferguson was targeted after the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson was announced.
Twenty-five-year-old Tommy Keely spoke with NewsOne at He told us he is the cousin of Dorian Johnson, who was with…
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There are many portals in both print and digital formats which assist with the promotion and support of Black businesses. Prior to the boom of the internet, many cities relied on “Black Pages” in print format to promote and advertise all Black businesses in that particular area. As noted in a 1994 New York Times Article, word of mouth was once the only means of letting potential customers know about a Black business prior to the inception of the “Black pages.?
However, once reliance on the internet and social media picked up, many organizations and fellow business owners started to utilize Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to solicit and promote business for African-Americans. With most Black-owned businesses existing on the “mom and pop” level, access to millions of dollars in advertising and marketing budgets simply…
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