Black Business Empowerment Commission: Happy Black History Month 2021!

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1830s Philadelphia based sailmaker/entrepreneur had business worth an estimated $100,000 , approximately $2.5M today. 

THE BBE COMMISSION IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZING ENTITY FOCUSED ON  THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

The Village of Harlem, New York, has been the cultural epicenter of Black America for the last 100+ years. More recently, Black Harlem has been confronting the adverse effects of gentrification and economic stagnation of the majority of its Black-owned businesses. This harsh economic reality led to the formation of WEG, a collective of Harlem based entrepreneurs in 2018. WEG gave birth to the Black Business Empowerment Committee (BBE), a collective of Black community organizations, churches and business owners that have come together to put forth a plan for Black Business Empowerment in NYS and NYC. Reaching out to Black communities across the nation gave birth to the ‘BBE Commission’ (BBEC).

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