African American people have a rich heritage of being originators. Africans built the first university, created language, math, sciences and the arts years before the Greeks shared their borrowed findings. Today, African Americans are not even on the map in terms of owning or controlling markets in the economy. Join CEO of New BLK Wall Street Alim Hagan on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6pm to hear about the history of African American businesses and how we can rebuild our network of wealth again. This evening is sponsored by Andy Street Community Association, Councilman Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. (visit: www.andystreetlb.org)
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, a Black History Month Celebration, is opening on Thursday, February 2nd and ending on February 4th. This gala event of African American heritage will include the Forgotten Images Collection, Black Wall Street Exhibit and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Reception. This year's event theme is ECONOMICS: African American Businesses.
In partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District, the Andy Street Community Association is hosting a Youth Small Business Competition for grades 8-12 during the Black History Month Event.
Winners will be receive mentorship and seed money to develop their small business idea. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 12 noon. All applicants must be present to win. Youth small business groups will be interviewed publicly. All applicants will be eligible to attend an 8-week YSB workshop to develop their business plan whether they win or not. Visit application link https://goo.gl/YDQpYX for more information.