The 14th annual National Black Business Month drives national, state and local policy towards achieving a two-thirds increase in African-American annual income by boosting manufacturing, healthcare and export industries with new liquidity to add $1 trillion in economic activity--more than the 2009 stimulus bill.   Co-founder John William Templeton predicted the 2008 recession in a San Jose Mercury News article and the current 7-year recovery in a 2008 analysis for the New York Society of Securities Analysts newsletter.  New York State tops the annual black business affinity index in the 14th annual State of Black Business report--Our10Plan.  NBBM uses the 31 Ways 31 Days strategy to galvanize spending by industry on specific days during August 2017 and to raise the visibility of policy issues affecting African-American entrepreneurship.  Co-founder Frederick E. Jordan, P.E. has completed more than 1,000 projects from Asia to Africa as a pioneering consulting engineering and construction manager in environmental, transportation and industrial applications.   Known as the "lion of black business," he roars when inequality compromises their opportunities and is respected across the globe.  Richard Patterson, CEO of Trion Supercars (above), the most powerful production automobile made, is an example of the industrial innovators who can create new markets with sufficient capital. He's one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.

 









Houston's

Bennie Ferrell Catering

is one of the oldest black-owned food businesses in the country, with a third generation now serving the highest profile events in Houston

 
 


John William Templeton co-founded National Black Business Month just two months after the death of his autistic younger brother in police custody in 2004.

 

Every Patty Matters during West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, America's largest parade , as Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Borough President Eric Adams hold the annual pattie eating contest.  With fired plantains and ginger beer, #EATBLACKEVERYDAY!

 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Stuart Hamilton, founder of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, pictured with the Eau Claire Community Council, leads HBCU Day activities during the 13th annual National Black Business Month at Allen University in Columbia Aug. 30. Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center (ECCHC), a local Federally Qualified Health Center, has been selected as one of six community health centers out of 1200 across the country by The National Institutes of Health as a Healthcare Provider Organization to help launch the Cohort Program of the Precision Medicine Initiative. The National Institutes of Health announced $55 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to build the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Cohort Program of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.  More than 400,000 of the 2.6 million African-American businesses are in health care, the largest industry sector.  Eau Claire represents the growth opportunities from the transformation caused by the Affordable Care Act.  HBCUs still generate the bulk of African-American health care professionals, and drive the research and care agenda.

The City That Created Cool

SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL and ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage release the new edition of the African-American Freedom Trail brochure to mark the 13th annual National Black Business Month. Printed by an African-American-owned printer in Oakland, the brochure highlights African-American historic sites, restaurants, cultural attractions and churches that would be of interest to the 9 million yearly visitors to San Francisco, including more than 1,700 African-Americans every day.  NBBM Co-Founder John William Templeton crafted the brochure based on his book Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco. SFSOULSHUTTLE  tours with black-owned limousine operator Bay Limos give visitors exclusive access to the African-American Freedom Trail.  Templeton and Bay Limos executives share the brochure with staff of the Visitor Information Center. San Francisco is one of 25 cities where ReUNION Heritage Tours provides remarkable tours of African-American history.