Black Cooperative Investment Fund – Providing Relief to Black Owned Businesses

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 […]

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The Black Cooperative Investment Fund to Host Official Launch and Fundraiser Event

The Black Cooperative Investment Fund to Host Official Launch and Fundraiser Event

The Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF) will host its official launch and fundraiser event Saturday, April 15th at 7 p.m. The event will be held at The Beat Box L.A. located at 11828 Teale Street, Los Angeles 90230. The event will celebrate the launch of BCIF – one of the most important movements for Southern California’s African American community in the last 50 years. BCIF is California’s only community-based, non-bank controlled, microlending nonprofit organization that is specifically focused on economic empowerment for the Black community.Read more…

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Black Cooperative Investment Fund Launches Inaugural Salon Series

Black Cooperative Investment Fund Launches Inaugural Salon Series

The Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF) launched its inaugural salon series featuring special guest entertainment attorney and co-founder of the Time’s Up campaign, Nina Shaw — moderated by television host Diann Valentine, creator of the new Bravo Network series To Rome for Love. Nina’s candor was refreshing.  Her legal expertise and institutional knowledge stressed how the importance of ownership in our endeavors whether personal or professional is an absolute game changer. Ownership and personal investment carries with it immense value that can be leveraged for greater opportunities. BCIF is California’s only community-based, non-bank controlled, microlending nonprofit organization that is specifically focused […]

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Black Cooperative Investment Fund Awards First Loan!

Black Cooperative Investment Fund Awards First Loan!

The Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF) awarded its first microloan to  C.H.N.O. Box, LLC founded by Meggan Bishop-Oirech. The board of directors unanimously voted to award a $15,000 small business loan. BCIF believes that C.H.N.O. embodies the spirit of black economic empowerment and are poisitioned and poised for success. BCIF is California’s only community-based, non-bank controlled, microlending nonprofit organization that is specifically focused on economic empowerment for the Black community.Read more…

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Black Cooperative Investment Fund Host Community Screening of the Documentary 7AM

Black Cooperative Investment Fund Host Community Screening of the Documentary 7AM

The Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF), in association with Holman United Methodist Church, will host a special screening and discussion of the documentary, 7AM, Saturday, March 4th, at 5 p.m. The screening will be held at Holman United Methodist Church located at 3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly recommended. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and the program will conclude by 8:00 p.m. Following the documentary, a discussion among attendees will be moderated by BCIF President/CEO, Robert Lewis.Read more…

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BCIF President/CEO Robert Lewis’ guest appearance on KJLH’s Front Page show (12/29/16)

On December 29, 2016, BCIF President/CEO Robert Lewis appeared on KJLH’s Front Page show to discuss the need for economic empowerment to be the primary social justice platform for the Black community. Listen to enjoy this thought-provoking conversation regarding economic development and civic engagement in the Black community.

The show was hosted by Starlett Quarles and also included Dallas Fowler, Principal of Daltek Global Solutions and Karim Webb, Co-Owner of PCP Restaurant Management.

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