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By Clifton R Kirkman II
Telegram Reporter 

National Black Business Month has rewards for the entire community


August 25, 2022

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Every year, Black Business Month is celebrated and recognized across the country in the month of August. Thanks to two gentlemen, it is now considered to be nationally recognized. It all started in 2004, when the collaboration between Historian John William Templeton and Engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr., saw the need to empower black business owners.

The overall goal of the two gentlemen was to leverage to the rest of America that black businesses had economic power. They wanted to "drive the policy agenda" that affected close to 3 million Black businesses at the time. According to the lat...

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