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“The nickname ‘Black Wall Street’ didn’t just mean Black people had become wealthy but that the people were invested in their own and one another’s businesses.”

A strategy from “Black Wall Street” may hold the key to saving struggling Main Street businesses today argues author Douglas Rushkoff. The Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a thriving Black community during the early 1900s before being razed to the ground by a white mob that killed as many as 300 people on May 31, 1921. Greenwood pioneered circular economics, a vehicle for…

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