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Official Black Wall Street's app, featuring a directory of black-owned businesses nationwide. Courtesy of Official Black Wall Street. Mandy Bowman knew that buying Black was important before it was the trend that it is today. Bowman is the founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street , a platform that connects consumers with thousands of Black-owned businesses in 10 countries worldwide. The directory, which launched in 2015, has particularly useful recently, at a time of heightened momentum around the #BuyBlack movement. Bowman was largely inspired to start her company by the 1921 Tulsa race massacre—the racially-motivated attack wherein Oklahoma city officials, the local police departm... Full story

4 July