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BlackOut Friday starts…September 12, 2014!

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September 11, 2014 by The ReadyWriter


 

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The results weren’t on CNN or Fox News however, there were reports nationwide showing that #BlackOutMonday was a huge success!

I read some of your comments here on the Ceo’s blog from my last post regarding Blackout Monday, where some of you thought and even believed, these efforts would be of no avail. Well, I’m excited to report that SOME OF YOU WERE WRONG!

Due to the huge success and momentum from this movement, tens of thousands are gearing up to continue the BLACKOUT EACH AND EVERY FRIDAY. This means you can/should ONLY SUPPORT AND BUY from black-owned businesses each Friday, beginning this Friday September 12th! I will admit this will be a huge challenge for me especially since, I eat out almost every Friday at diversified restaurants of our choice.

The expansion of this movement began three weeks ago, as a result of a grass roots effort that continues to gain steam exponentially, since the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. The Twitter hashtag #eachandeveryfriday is being used to promote the ongoing event in an attempt to galvanize African-Americans to redirect their money with the hope of making things better for their communities.

Keep it going #EachandEveryFriday! Change is destined to come.

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36 thoughts on “BlackOut Friday starts…September 12, 2014!

  1. QTip says:

    #BlackOutMonday was a huge success!

    Now that’s wassup.

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  2. Acquitta says:

    “No fast food restaurants or sit down restaurants unless they are black owned and operated!!!

    Hands open, no power, but when you gather them fingers together in a fist, you can strike a mighty blow! (soulfood)

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  3. Angelhair says:

    Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? Suppose whites supported all white businesses? Not agreeing with you on this O_o

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    • cameo1 says:

      Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? Suppose whites supported all white businesses? Not agreeing with you on this
      ——
      There’s power in recycling the black dollar. We spend billions yearly purchasing economically. we need to see the power and reversal of recycling the black dollar within our own communities.

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      • Omar says:

        Suppose whites supported all white businesses?
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        Then it would be business as usual dumb ass. We matter so why not remove the black dollar in solidarity which proves that? O_o

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      • Browngirl says:

        Then it would be business as usual dumb ass. We matter so why not remove the black dollar in solidarity which proves that?
        ———
        Cosign!

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      • 2thick4you says:

        Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? —>> NO!

        Suppose whites supported all white businesses? –>why would we care?

        Not agreeing with you on this —>You never do.!

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      • Kayla says:

        Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? Suppose whites supported all white businesses? Not agreeing with you on this
        ——
        You don’t have to be black to participate, just informed

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      • Henrietta says:

        Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? Suppose whites supported all white businesses? Not agreeing with you on this
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        Angelhair,
        This is not a form of retaliation, racism or to punish non-black businesses. This is a show of solidarity.

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      • bballen says:

        Mm…… isn’t this reverse racism Tracy? Suppose whites supported all white businesses? Not agreeing with you on this
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        Self-sufficiency is the name of the game.

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      • Lexy says:

        OH THE FUCKNG IGNORANCE! UNREAL!

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      • Sane says:

        Angelhair, its eazy just THINK black 😆

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  4. Omar says:

    I will admit this will be a huge challenge for me especially since, I eat out almost every Friday at diversified restaurants of our choice.

    Trace your best bet will be Sylvia’s 🙂

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  5. Felicia says:

    good morning.

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  6. Browngirl says:

    I was wondering where the news was of #BlackOutMonday success

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  7. 2thick4you says:

    Welp for those of us who won’t march here’s a chance to DO!
    Exercise that right to boycott!

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  8. BillyBoy says:

    Hell we need to #blackout everyday!

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  9. mittseybean says:

    Good to know, now lets help it grow 😛

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  10. CorporateBitch says:

    Damn so now we gotta refrain from buying on a blackout Friday too?? 😡 Ok. I’m all for the cause.

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  11. Omar says:

    Wonder if Trace went to Sylvia’s for dinner on Friday?

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