“We established the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce because the community was asking for a chamber that can advocate for their business, specifically, the black business community. In addition to that, we definitely wanted to make sure that the African American community is actively a part of what’s happening in our city of Tulsa.”
Kezia M. Williams and her many apprentices stand proudly with their black power fist held high in the sky on Greenwood Avenue in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma — the site and birthplace for Black entrepreneurship in America and the space that Booker T. Washington coined “the Negro Wall Street of America” now known as the Black Wall Street.
“Our history has shown us that entrepreneurship is something that not only builds community but strengthens them in a way that no other industry can do.”
Tulsa has quietly exploded in the national entrepreneurship scene over the past two years, racking up rankings with notable publications, such as “Forbes,” “Nerdwallet,” and “Thumbtack Journal,” as one of the nation’s best cities to start a business in. Only six months into 2017, Tulsa has already been ranked by “WalletHub” as the fourth best city to start a business.
Although some people view encouraging people to buy black as racist, I see it differently. I recognize that catering to a particular cultural niche market is an opportunity to rebuild my community and simultaneously leverage our own buying power so we can all compete in today’s globally competitive market.
By: Nate Morris, senior editor TULSA, OK – In a press release on Wednesday morning, Spirit Aerosystems, a Wichita based airline manufacturing company, announced that it will begin a multi-year, $80 million […]
Healthy Neighborhoods Overlay vote shows that the city’s political powers are willing to listen and even vote in the interest of their constituents, voters who have often felt marginalized.