Being thankful for black businesses, Dallas brotha Mayor Eric Johnson, Bezos-Obama, and Nas

-Are You thankful for black businesses?

-Dallas Business Journal recently interviewed brotha mayor Eric Johnson about the prosperous future of Dallas

-Billionaire Jeff Bezos pledged $100 million to The Obama Foundation in honor of late Georgia congressman and Civil Rights legend John Lewis

-Legendary rapper Nas puts up $3.5 million for a phat house in the semi-secluded outskirts of Calabasas, California

Hey, my business people. In today’s Affluent Blacks news report:

Thanksgiving can also be a time to be thankful for black businesses. BlackBusiness.com is featuring several black businesses you may want to consider when you shop for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out their link below. One of these businesses is Africa On My Back, “a social enterprise that funds study abroad opportunities for African American males while simultaneously supporting small businesses in Ghana through the sale of handcrafted, African-print backpacks.”

Another company is Darlyng & Co. “This Black-owned lifestyle brand for children lets parents keep their sanity. Their new innovative Teether – The Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten makes your baby less crabby and happier! Plus a variety of other cool products.”

Here in the Dallas area, the Dallas Business Journal recently interviewed brotha mayor Eric Johnson about the prosperous future of Dallas and its role in serving residents and businesses. Having grown up in West Dallas, Mayor Johnson was asked about the challenges he faced as he entered the office with the pandemic right on his radar, plus how Dallas balances its image and how the prosperous suburbs benefit from that (although one could argue that some Dallas area suburbs are more autonomous than suburbs of other major cities), and his roadmap for the years ahead. He invites private businesses to collaborate to ensure that there’s a win-win opportunity for Dallas and private businesses to invest together in making Dallas even better. Click the link below for the full interview.

From blackenterprise.com comes this report about how billionaire Jeff Bezos pledged $100 million to The Obama Foundation in honor of late Georgia congressman and Civil Rights legend John Lewis. Originally reported in USA Today, it says “the contribution is the largest single donation given to the Foundation in it’s seven year history. Along with his gift, Bezos has requested that the plaza of the Obama Presidential Center, set to be built on the South Side of Chicago, be name the John Lewis Plaza.”

Finally, from celebrity mansion news site Dirt.com comes this report that legendary rapper Nas put up $3.5 million for a phat house in the semi-secluded outskirts of Calabasas, California. “Originally listed for $2.5 million, the rich people’s pad is a venerable mix of Mediterranean and Southwestern architectural-style mashup. It was custom built in 2007, and includes four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms sprawled all over a whopping 6,500+ square feet of living space, complete with “soaring ceilings, arched doorways and limestone floors.” Sitting pretty on over 10 acres of rich people problems, this estate eventually attracted an intense bidding war. Now those are the kinds of rich people problems you need to be motivated to have, so don’t procrastinate, execute your business plan today! Until the next video, stay up and take care.

Links:

 Support These 25 Black-Owned Businesses on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (blackbusiness.com)

https://www.blackbusiness.com/2018/11/support-25-black-owned-businesses-black-friday-cyber-monday.html

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson sits down to discuss development, direction and more – Dallas Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/11/10/mayor-eric-johnson.html

Eric Johnson, Dallas’ New Mayor, on Data, Crime, and Why Dallas Needs to Get Selfish (texasmonthly.com)

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/dallass-new-mayor-on-data-crime-and-why-dallas-needs-to-get-selfish/

Jeff Bezos Honors John Lewis With $100M Obama Foundation Gift (blackenterprise.com)

Nas Bough https://www.dirt.com/gallery/entertainers/musicians/nas-house-calabasas-1203438221/t a Sprawling Calabasas House – DIRT

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