Local Black Chamber Assists With Business Recovery

By Clifton Bullock Jr. | Special To THE OBSERVER

KJ2 Productions owner Kenneth Johnston says the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce provided assistance for his company during the pandemic. Azizza Davis-Goines is CEO of the SBCC.

The murder of George Floyd last summer forced the country and the world to deal with the hegemonic results of racism and its affects on Black and brown people.

It also called on White allies to lace their shoes, put on their masks, to use their voice to battle against the system with national protests; to protest for Black lives but to advocate for Black life in America in every avenue of Black existence in the United States — policing, politics, education and health care. That also encompassed a movement to support Black businesses. 

According to Data USA, Black people make up roughly 13% of Sacramento’s population but Black-owned businesses are very few.

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