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Empowering Our Community: Financial Literacy Month and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

What up BBFG Fam!

As we step into April, I'm excited to kick off Financial Literacy Month with you all. This month holds immense significance for us at the Black Business Focus Group (BBFG) as we embark on a journey to empower our community, bridge the racial wealth gap, and pave the way for a brighter financial future.

Financial literacy is not just about balancing budgets or investing wisely; it's about equipping ourselves with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complex landscape of wealth creation and financial independence. For far too long, systemic barriers have hindered our progress, perpetuating disparities in wealth and opportunity. But together, we have the power to change that narrative.

Throughout April, we'll be delving deep into topics that directly address the challenges we face in building and preserving wealth as Black American descendants of enslaved Americans. From budgeting basics to homeownership opportunities, from entrepreneurship to retirement planning, we'll cover it all. We'll explore the historical context of the racial wealth gap, dissect the factors contributing to it, and most importantly, chart a course towards meaningful solutions.

But this isn't just about passive learning; it's about taking action. As we arm ourselves with knowledge, let's also remember the importance of supporting our own. Buying products and services from Black-owned businesses isn't just a transaction; it's an investment in our community's economic empowerment and self-determination. So, I urge you to continue patronizing Black-owned businesses and logging your transactions on the BBFG app and website. Your support not only sustains these businesses but also fuels our collective journey towards economic liberation.

Together, we are stronger. Together, we can close the racial wealth gap and build a future of prosperity for generations to come. So, let's roll up our sleeves, dive into Financial Literacy Month with enthusiasm, and let our actions speak louder than words.

Stay tuned for daily insights, tips, and resources to empower you on your financial journey. Let's make April a month of meaningful progress and empowerment.

With gratitude and determination - it's our time!

Phillip W. Dunn

Founder, Black Business Focus Group (BBFG)

P.S. Don't forget to log your transactions with Black-owned businesses at Every purchase counts!

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