True sacrifice is the essence of rebellion. –The Black Rebel
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Hanging with Black Owned Business
have really tried to hang in there with black own businesses.
Unfortunately, using the phrase 'hang in there' gives indication which
direction this post is headed.
If you don't know anything
about me KNOW THIS: I have overextended myself for the majority of my
life to be about Black Empowerment and Black Nationalism. I understand
Black Nationalism to be the ONLY significant step toward culturall and financially unification and freedom.
Every ethnic group within the United States FIND some way to build a
'home-base'. It may be in the most unpleasant locale of an urban city -
but that base is their country within America. I wanted this for my
generation and the generation that has come behind mine.
Sadly, there is one common denominator that hinders...stops me from
spending my now unemployment dollars at the hood barber shop, at the
veggie and fruit stand, and/or small restaurant...
Bad Business Practices
I do not have to list them. As customers, you know what to expect when you enter a barber shop, hair salon, small cafe...
Thankfully, my radar still leans toward doing what was once done on the Alburn Avenues of America...
At this very moment I am sitting in a comfortable chair (not a cheap
plastic chair), there is soft music playing (not Atlanta's whack version
of hip hop), the temperature is cool (no ridiculous efforts being made
to cut the cost of the electricity bill), the wait staff appears to
value her responsibility (no sour attitude), the kids seated in the
corner are well behaved (obviously not products of Dekalb County/Atlanta
Public schools), the bathroom is clean (it has been checked by the
owner 3 times since I have been here), the art work is tasteful
(representations of Buddha are everywhere), no one is loud (no horrible
annunciations of simple English), thankfully there is no
Christianity-chatter or talk about what God has done (no Jesus fanatics
trying to save my soul), and I don't have to worry about an alcoholic
approaching me for my change when I exit)!
I am in a Black
Business Heaven...I am downtown Decatur, Georgia at the newly opened
CozeeTeas. A Zen-like place where I can write, meditate, think,
eavesdrop, engage other open minds without a fear of some cursing me,
sing to myself, blog, and navigate on the worldwide web.
Check it out...if you can appreciate a black own business that offers what all paying customers deserve:
Good Business Practices
And, please know that I EXPECT what CozzeTeas offer from all businesses!