Day: August 11, 2009

By Thembi Ford

Maggie and John Anderson, a black couple in Chicago, started the Empowerment Experiment – for the next year they will only patronize black businesses, which so far has meant traveling between four and sixteen miles for such common needs as banking and grocery shopping. So far they’ve spent $45,000 at black owned establishments in 2009.

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This story originally ran Monday on AverageBro.com, the Web Site of The Black Snob’s official play cousin. It was reposted here due to its St. Louis connection and the long-held belief that if some Union thug actually did beat you down you honestly wouldn’t be able to talk about it as your jaw would be wired shut. Let’s just be real about it. Also, even though the county police were out numbered at this event 15 to 500, the county police (like many law enforcement officials) don’t tolerate anyone dolling out beatdowns who aren’t them. But I digress …

By AverageBro

Maybe you saw last week’s alleged beating of a black man outside a St. Louis townhall meeting, maybe not. In any event, the organizers of these sometimes disruptive protests now have their mascot. And surpise, surprise, he just so happens to be black.

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