Sunday, June 24, 2012

 Hanging with Black Owned Business 

I 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 cultural
l 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! 

Address/Hours Of Operation:
225 East Ponce De Leon Ave Suite 130
Decatur, Ga. 30030
Phone number: 404-373-2110
Mon-Thu 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Fri/Sat 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Black Rebel