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Chicago family documents experience shopping only at black owned businesses

A recent op-ed in Crain’s has drawn attention to the lack of African-American owned businesses in Chicago. Why is this and how far must one go to support black businesses? Maggie Anderson and her family found out. Her book Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy chronicles that experience. Maggie and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s John Roberson join us to talk about “buying black.” (Photo courtesy of Maggie Anderson)

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