We take on the business of black-owned business in Central Brooklyn, by asking two local entrepreneurs what it takes to keep a storefront business alive? And what it means to be a black business owner and black consumer in the midst of gentrification?
Crystal Bobb-Semple, CEO, Camp Half Blood
Don Edwards, Co-owner, Locale Village Shop
1. What does it take for an entrepreneur to keep a storefront business alive in Central Brooklyn? :
We see stores come and go, but don’t know what they are dealing with. What is the day-to-day hustle of keeping a retail storefront business look like?
2. What does it mean to be a black business owner and black consumer in the midst of gentrification?: Within every black-led movement, there are calls to "buy black," but as Central Brooklyn evolves is there black and white, or just green?
3. "Tell em why you mad"
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