Luke Cage Buys Black

Luke Cage ACCA Hoodie 1

Luke Cage ACCA Hoodie 2

In the opening scene of season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the main character is donning an African American College Alliance hoodie. The hoodie has the prominent logo of the 100% Black-owned AACA Clothing company.

The Black superhero doesn’t keep the hoodie as his uniform for the rest of the season. He states: “I don’t think this Black College sponsorship thing is going to work…Logo is too big of a target.” MESSAGE! Being that some of the historically Black colleges and universities are going through financial struggles and political challenges, that statement seems like a coded message.

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Buy Black Purchase

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I got the above-pictured castile soap, hair pomade, and castor oil with aloe from a Black-owned business in Brooklyn. There are so few Black businesses in New York City right now. It is important that we support them, and protect them.

Here’s the location of the store I got the products from:
Anwaar Co.
354 Atlantic Avenue (Between Bond & Hoyt Street)

This store has a slew of great products for grooming and personal care! Check it out. It is open 7 days a week.

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The Devastating Decline Of Black Businesses In New York City

Black Business NYC StatIn a recent study done by New York City’s comptroller, documenting the financial state of the City between the years of 2007 to 2012, the dismal state of Black business was noted.

According to the study, in 2007-2012, the presence of Black Businesses in New York City declined by 31.4%, while Black businesses nationwide rose 2.4%

I wonder what the figures are for the last 5 years. With large amounts of Black New Yorkers being “gentrified” out of their homes, I don’t suppose the figures got any better.

Be sure to support the Black Businesses that still exist.

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