NYULYP hosts discussion on recreating Black Wall Street
AmNews Staff Reports | 11/23/2017, midnight
The New York Urban League Young Professionals recently hosted its National Day of Empowerment at Moody’s in Downtown Manhattan. The purpose of the event was to spark a discussion on replicating Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Okla. and about the economic power of the Black community.
The event also featured a Black Business Bazaar featuring 17 minority vendors who sold goods from a variety of industries, including health and fitness, beauty, home goods and fashion.
The panel discussion titled “Our Dollars Matter: How Small Businesses Empower the Black Community” focused on encouraging entrepreneurship and building successful companies.
Panelists included New York City Commissioner of Small Business Services Gregg Bishop; entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Dynamik Endeavor, Dominique Hart; and founder and CEO of Swoon Beauty, Keisha L. Wright. Caron L. Washington, manager of Entrepreneurship and Business Development for the National Urban League, moderated the discussion.