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Maggie Anderson

Maggie AndersonMaggie Anderson’s work impressed upon me the need to economically empower America’s black community. Her book Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, shook me to the core with its examination of the way money flows out of
black communities and into white communities, perpetuating inequities set into motion centuries ago. The riveting story of how she, her husband, and their two daughters endeavored
for twelve months to buy everything they needed — from groceries to clothes to gas – exclusively from black-owned businesses illustrates the dearth of opportunity in black
communities. Because of Maggie’s work, I now strive to locate and support black-owned businesses, example number one being this website, created by Social Hubris.