Now There’s an Official Term for Discriminating Against Black Businesses

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

There is actually a business term for companies refusing to associate, acknowledge, or do business with a black organization. Indeed, the day has arrived, and it is woefully mournful. Practically everyday there has been some new article on the plight of  the black man lagging behind in education and suffering greater losses than other races in unemployment. Well, now the black community has something new to add to that list: the official business term, “No Urban Dictate.”

This new anti-black-business term was one of the topics at hand at the recent 4oth Annual Rainbow PUSH Convention. If you will recall, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition was founded in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and part of their goal is to motivate blacks and all people to be successful.  One of the men on the panel of this year’s convention was Sherman Kizart, managing director of Kizart Media Partners, and he gave the testimony of his raw first-hand encounter with this term.The Huffington Post reported:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shakka-Zulu/1379420279 Shakka Zulu

    Hey Black World, do your people proof read before you publish your articles? I have been noticing you’ll have been getting very sloppy with the articles you’re posting…How can Rainbow Push be celebrating 40 years if they were founded in 1996? I think you mean 1976, you need to correct this article and the one of Bishop TD Snakes…You’ll need to read the Final Call four part series on how white people became wealthy in this country, you can get it online @Finalcall.com to see you’ll are a little too late to the “no urban dictate”…Dr King realized this fact a little too late when he made the comment “I might have intergrated my people into a burning house”…When we were separate but unequal we had more unity and wealth amoung us since we had to do for self, we became desegregated, and we don’t even know how to plant crops, kill a chicken, or sew our clothes…Folks we had better buckle up, we’re headed for a bumpy ride…

    • donfly

      Right ON  Zulu,  I agreed with you regarding what integration has really done to black folks.  We were treated poorly under segregation no doubt but we were more independent then what we are today. We have lost the ability to create our own wealth.  It is true that small businesses are the greatest job creator.  And that is exactly what Black business were after the civil war.  We need to support black businesses when ever possible. 

      • Anonymous

        The only problem with our past accomplishments, were that the Anglos were quickly made jealous, and envious, and of course, controlled the power and judicial strength to attack whole towns and business as they did! As they will!
        Right now (using an “African-American” as their front-man), they are attacking many African countries as usual, so what is a solution? Even a separate state for ourselves would not be safe from these constant pillagers. Even today the ‘American’ Indian suffers abuses the corrupt Anglo-media would never mention. ‘Indian’ Reservations are not left alone, and are not always safe for them.

      • Anonymous

        The only problem with our past accomplishments, were that the Anglos were quickly made jealous, and envious, and of course, controlled the power and judicial strength to attack whole towns and business as they did! As they will!
        Right now (using an “African-American” as their front-man), they are attacking many African countries as usual, so what is a solution? Even a separate state for ourselves would not be safe from these constant pillagers. Even today the ‘American’ Indian suffers abuses the corrupt Anglo-media would never mention. ‘Indian’ Reservations are not left alone, and are not always safe for them.

      • Anonymous

        The only problem with our past accomplishments, were that the Anglos were quickly made jealous, and envious, and of course, controlled the power and judicial strength to attack whole towns and business as they did! As they will!
        Right now (using an “African-American” as their front-man), they are attacking many African countries as usual, so what is a solution? Even a separate state for ourselves would not be safe from these constant pillagers. Even today the ‘American’ Indian suffers abuses the corrupt Anglo-media would never mention. ‘Indian’ Reservations are not left alone, and are not always safe for them.

    • Anonymous

      Very bumpy indeed. Our ride remains bumpy. The little accomplishments we gained over the last fifty years is quickly being demolished and we are becoming the kind of target the Jews were during Hitler’s reign! Then the media had already created a negative social attitude against the Jews. Hitler only needed to turn up the heat to guide the ignorant German people to pounce.
      We are kept at this point where the Anglo-American’s only need turn the heat up just a bit more in their media to have everyone attacking us, (Including some of our own believe it or not). Thank you for bring to attention the problems with the articles. Most of us would have looked right over those mistakes while trying to understand the subject matter, but we need the proper information. Thanks again for your wisdom and enlightenment.

    • Jredeemed

      LOL LOL

    • JC

      @Zulu,you make some valid points,but segregated but equal did not work long term and neither will it work completely today. In many cases we sold our successful businesses to others instead of pasting them on to a trusted family member(s) or a fellow african american business person. Note:jews,asians,whites, etc. sell their businesses within their group members or family first—-it is rare to do otherwise unless they want out of the business they started or it is troublesome to keep said business.  And let’s keep in mind 1)banks tend to give them  loans more often, 2) in many cities their businesses do better than ours because WE (blacks) tend to buy from everyone,including those that DO NOT employee us. INSTEAD of worrying about segregation or desegregation, WE BLACKS NEED TO BE TOUGHER CUSTOMERS!!!!! Jews are a very good examples of this practice—-you can not come & sell anything to jews or in their communities. We need to support & have black business,integrate & infiltrated white/other businesses to learn, grow & connect globally, keep & improve what is valuable,and be tougher customers overall.  This does not require us just to stick together as a group (mono-purposed),IT ALLOWS like minded people in our group to work together more effectively depending on the sector of society one may choose to concentrate (business,teacher,house or property manager/renovator, car repair,loan officer,corporate emplyee or admin.,etc.). This includes getting rid of and not buying useless/harmful black businesses or crap. Example, not supporting harmful rap music & vidoes,non-black haircare propucts, malt liquor drinks,etc.