2.08.2018

GDW EVENT ALERT: I Buy Black in Philadelphia and Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project in New York

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
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Hello All:

Philadelphia has been in the history-making mode for quite some time.  Not only did the Eagles win the 52nd SuperBowl, but Black Philadelphia has stepped up to the plate and taken on the challenge of keeping the dollars in the community via a self-directed program called iBUYBLACK - inaugurated by the Philadelphia Council of Leaders (PCOL).  

The movement started on April 30, 2017, provides discount cards to consumers who support Black owned businesses in the community by giving them 10% discounts on goods or services, has garnered momentum over the past few months, and seeks to have a total of 1000 businesses and 10,000 subscribing members by April 30 of 2018.  They are well on their way to succeeding in their efforts.  Maintaining weekly conference calls and monthly meetings that showcase various Black businesses throughout Philadelphia, and developing strategies to make consumers more aware of their program, the viability of iBuyBlack has come to the attention of the Philadelphia's Department of Commerce.  Commissioner Harold Epps will be a special guest at the upcoming meeting that is scheduled to be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, and is open to the public.   


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018


                               

iBuyBlack Community Meeting

IBuyBlack will host its next monthly meeting on
Saturday, February 10th, 10am-noon
Mercy Residences 4511 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

The Discussions will focus on how the City can help black owned businesses increase their revenue and Google and the Black community.

Our Special Guests Speakers,
                               
Harold Epps
Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia
One of the Founders of I Love Black Owned Businesses
                               
Joel T. Wilson
Owner of JCW Computer Consultants


FEBRUARY 8 & 9, 2018

NEW YORK CITY 
RAINBOW PUSH WALL STREET PROJECT 
https://rainbowpush.org/wall-street-project
Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project. 
Economic development agency in New York City, New York
Address1441 Broadway #5051, New York, NY 10018

Welcome to the online home for the Wall Street Project 

The 21th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit will take place on Thursday, February 8 - Friday, February 9, 2018. 

Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel 

The Summit will be held at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street, New York. The WSP room rate is $189/night. In order to take advance of this rate, you can use this  link or contact the hotel directly by calling 1-888-627-7067 and requesting the group rate for the 21st Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit. 


WSP Reports 

To receive a copy of the "Minority Inclusion in Debt Capital Markets: A Ranking of Corporate Issuers" or "The Challenge of MWBE Investment Firms Managing Money For Corporate Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations" report, email your request to rainbowpushwallstreetproject@gmail.com


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018 

LESLIE WYCHE - MAYOR OF HARLEM - MEMORIAL

Memorial Service for Brother Leslie Wyche

Please be advised that the Memorial Service for Brother Leslie Wyche

will take place on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at the 

Canaan Baptist Church located at :

132 W. 116th Street
Between Lenox and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10026
212-866-0301 Phone
212-865-6150 TTY

The program will start at 6:00 PM

There will be an Omega Service held at 6:15 PM .
Brothers are asked to arrive at the church at 5:45 PM
for assembly.

If you have further questions please contact me at (718) 344 - 8171

Thank you.