National Black Business Month recommends

No one said supporting black owned business should be boring.
In fact, it’s a lot more exciting than watching your money leave our community.
This is the week when 31Ways31Days suggests supporting African-American art galleries, theatre and media, including magazines, radio and music, during National Black Business Month.
It’s a practice one should engage in the other 51 weeks of the year as well.
Beginning Aug. 19, Stage Aurora in Jacksonville debuts Sinner Man, a one act play with music for your viewing enjoyment.
There are more than 100 such black theatres around the nation which are economic development and cultural anchors for their communities.
The NAACP Theatre Festival beginning Aug. 27 in Los Angeles celebrates all those actors and producers with four days of performances, workshops and awards. Visit the Beverly Hills-Hollywood Branch of the NAACP for more details.
One of our most astute business leaders is on the forefront of the nexus between art and economic development. The Kinsey Collection, a life-long endeavor of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, will be opening at the Smithsoninan Institution on Oct. 15 in Washington.
But Friday, they participate in White Linen Nights at the Brenda Harris Gallery on College Ave. in Oakland and sign their books on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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