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Black owned businesses list looks to regain generational wealth to Black Wall Street


Black owned businesses list looks to regain generational wealth to Black Wall Street (KTUL)
Black owned businesses list looks to regain generational wealth to Black Wall Street (KTUL)
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As black owned businesses try to reclaim generational wealth stripped away from the Tulsa Race Massacre, they’re getting some help.

The united way and YWCA Tulsa have teamed up to create a directory of black owned businesses.

Like Venita Cooper’s sneaker and art shop on greenwood.

“I mean I’m excited you know I was very intentional about being on Black Wall Street because I wanted to carry on that rich legacy of successful entrepreneurship so I feel a tremendous responsibility to follow the footsteps of the black business owners that came before me," said Cooper.

The YWCA is organizing the website with businesses throughout the city.

“We look at this as a tangible way in order to in order to pour back into the black communities, generational wealth was taken from families," Ebony Easiley said.

Currently, the list is available online but hard copies will be coming out soon.

The united way is using their connections to get the list out to more people.

“It’s great to see the community getting behind this effort and they’re supporting our black entrepreneurs so Black Wall Street can thrive again," Krista Hemme said.

Cooper is excited about the chance to commemorate the centennial as one of greenwood’s black owned businesses.

“It’s awesome for so many reasons I think, you know getting to continue their legacy and then getting tp educate people on this history that for so long was hidden.”

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