Black products, white profits


African American women spend over a billion dollars every year on hair treatments and products — but according to northern California’s EAST BAY EXPRESS, the dollars they shell out are no longer filling the pockets of fellow African Americans.

While other ethnic groups have grown savvy about the profits to be made in the black hair-care industry, African Americans have let slip their hold on it. Koreans now run at least 60 percent of the nation’s beauty supply stores that cater to black customers, and white-owned manufacturing companies control more than half the market for black hair-care products.

NOW IS NO TIME TO QUIT

It's been a tough several weeks for those who care about the truth: Congress, the FBI, and the judiciary are seemingly more concerned with providing cover for a foregone conclusion than with uncovering facts.

But we also saw something incredibly powerful: that truth-tellers don't quit, and that speaking up is contagious. I hope you'll read why, even now, we believe the truth will prevail—and why we aren't giving up on our goal of raising $30,000 in new monthly donations this fall, even though there's a long way to go to get there. Please help close the gap with a tax-deductible donation today.