Photo Source: Twitter: Janet Yellen wrote: “We know what economic crises do. They hit people of color harder & longer. They push our country away from our values, towards more inequality. The current crisis will do this again unless we act—& act big. I met with @VP & @usblackchambers today to discuss.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met via Zoom with the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) headed by Pres. & CEO Ron Busby. The conference call featured chamber members from around the country.
According to Busby, “It was great to meet with the Vice President and the Secretary of Treasury so early in their administration and particularly during Black History Month to discuss specific issues related to Black businesses and communities was welcomed.”
The U.S. Black Chambers provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment.
He added, “What we took away from the meeting was the need for transparency, accountability, collaboration and most importantly intentionality. In order for there to be a great America there must be a great Black America and in order to have a great Black America you must have great Black businesses and in order to have great Black businesses you need great Black chambers. This is a great start to show their commitment and their willingness to share their plans and support.”