#51: Building Equitable Business Communities with Gerald Jones

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Leader, coach, speaker, and training facilitator Gerald Jones, host of the Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business, shares how the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile lead to his podcast, creating economic resources for black business, and the importance of creating a broader community so we can all rise together. So many insights your head might just explode.

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Meet Gerald Jones, Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business

Gerald Jones, CPLP is an experienced leader, coach, speaker, and training facilitator with over 18 years of experience building and mentoring higher performance teams. He has been producing business-focused audio content (podcasts) since 2017.

In addition to his podcast (Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business) he has been a guest on a variety of other shows. Gerald is a captivating public speaker with a unique ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely. He also interviews seasoned business owners in a manner that helps them share their knowledge and experience with a general audience.

In February 2018, Gerald was requested to deliver the keynote presentation at the Establishing Sustainable Connections Building Black Wealth Seminar in Sioux Falls, SD. In June, he was asked to return as a guest instructor for the Conscious Youth Solutions Youth League Apprenticeship Program.

How to contact Gerald Jones

Free Business Owner Assessment: “From Self-Employed to CEO: How Close Are You”

Free eBook: “5 Low-Cost Automation Tools to Transform Your Small Business”

Free Training: “From Self-Employed to CEO: How Close Are You”

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Listen to Buy Black | The Voice of Black Business

People and Things We Mention

Two Days, Two Deaths: The Police Shootings Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

Dr. Claud Anderson: PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America

Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes

Local Color (I want to clarify that Vanport was not entirely like Black Wall Street. Here’s an article about Vanport: The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town)

What Can Be Done to Get More Funding for Black Women-Led Startups? (PS – .0006% of the nearly $500M in tech/startup/VC funding is $2.5 million going to black women-led startups. We can do better.)

Harvard’s Implicit Bias tests

I know light sentencing doesn’t happen all the time. It does happen a lot:

Example of light sentencing for a white male rapist

Another example of light sentencing for a white male rapist

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Jen McFarland is a business systems expert, podcaster, and blogger. She’s helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of podcast listeners make better business decisions. Jen’s passion is helping women-owned businesses get the growth tools they need to meet their 3-5 year business goals.

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