By Renese via http://madamenoire.com
There’s been a lot of chatter and movement lately about creating directories for black-owned businesses. P. Diddy recently announced plans to put together a little something-something with Jay-Z to shine light on black entrepreneurs. And I think everyone is already up on the Official Black Wall Street app, another listing that puts you on to black businesses in your area.
And if we’re keeping it all the way real, a lot of the inspiration for creating these directories stems from the times we’ve either personally experienced discrimination or we’ve seen it reported (see: Starbucks incident or Waffle House incident).
The goal is to have no more incidents like these, and the way to accomplish it, is ownership. Black people are making waves in many industries, but it can be hard to find them. When it comes to beauty and hair care, specifically, I’m lucky because I live in New York. There are many black-owned hair and beauty establishments here. But what if you live in Greenville, Dayton or even my …