ussen2018-06-04T15:57:43-04:00Building Alternatives at Atlanta's Café ULU
by Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo
via Grassroots Economic Organizing
Ormond Ashby bounces into the unheated, under-construction home of Café ULU on a chilly January day with a bayonet saw and an air of enthusiasm. The 76-year-old retiree is here to help to build...
ussen2018-06-04T15:55:19-04:00After facing decades of disinvestment and targeting by powerful financial institutions, African-American-owned credit unions could offer a way to build economic power and grow black wealth.
via In These Times
BY VALERIE VANDE PANNE
MINNEAPOLIS—On an unseasonably warm Friday in late January, African-American business owners, activists, advocates, musicians,...
ussen2018-06-04T15:54:49-04:00The map’s creators envision equitable distribution of land and resources through “people-to-people” reparations.
by Jean Willoughby
via Yes magazine
Last month, Dallas Robinson received an email from someone she didn’t know, asking if she would be open to receiving a large sum of money—with no strings attached. For once,...
ussen2018-06-04T15:54:33-04:00“Black folks drive the progressive political power in this country, but rarely benefit from the fruits of our labor. We are launching the Black Futures Lab as a way to mobilize around our needs, hopes and dreams.”
by Kenrya Rankin
As the nation remembers the death that sparked...
ussen2018-03-08T13:05:04-05:00via Institute for New Economic Thinking
by Louis Ferleger and Matthew Lavallee
Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.
News that Montgomery police had...