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NEWS TICKER
  Dina Anderson
  September 30, 2016
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“Mobile App Makes Buying Black Easier”

New York, NY — Following the success of Official Black Wall
Street’s web-based platform featuring over 1,900 listings by
Black-owned businesses, the social enterprise, known as the “black
yelp” is crowdfunding to make buying black even easier through the
Official Black Wall Street app.With black businesses only getting 2% of the black community’s
$1.1 trillion buying power, Brooklyn native and 26-year-old
Founder Mandy Bowman believes this is the next step to reaching
economic empowerment and combatting many of the injustices that
occur in our community. Once fully funded, the new app will give
users the ability to find local black-owned businesses on the go
with full listings, advanced Google maps, ratings, reviews,
directions, and special offers to further incentivize users to buy
black. Users will also be able to receive news, learn about
events, and visit forums to help exchange resources and business
tips.
“This is something I really believe in and I know it will have a
major financial impact on our community. After all of the tragic
events that have affected us lately from Philando Castile to Alton
Sterling, it is extremely important for us to protest with our
money. We’ve learned through history that policies are changed
when bottom lines are impacted. The Official Black Wall Street app
will undoubtedly take this movement to another level,” said Mandy
Bowman, founder of Official Black Wall Street.Since it’s inception in 2014, Official Black Wall Street has been
recognized by various publications from Madame Noire to Bossip and
has grown to over 110K engaged followers across Instagram,
Facebook, and Twitter. With two weeks left to raise $30,000 for
app development, Bowman is confident that the community will pull
together to fully fund the project.For more information and to make a pledge, head to
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1116536444/official-black-wall-street-app-your-guide-to-buyin

Find Official Black Wall Street on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/officialblackwallstreet), Twitter
(www.twitter.com/TheBlackWallSt) and Instagram.”

Bishop Andy C. Lewter, D. Min.

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