Black Cooperative Investment Fund – Providing Relief to Black Owned Businesses
By Jon G. Mickens, IT Contributor
For decades, small businesses have played a crucial role in fueling the American Economy. However, it is well documented that African Americans have not been able to enjoy the same benefits of White Americans, Asians, Middle Eastern and other groups who form small businesses for their families and communities. I won’t bore you with all the statistics related to the lack of government investment in the Black business community (or the community in general) and the unhealthy outcomes that result. We are all familiar with the raw and anecdotal data, either through knowledge of the statistics or our own lived experiences.