Woman Vows to Only Shop at Black-Owned Stores

Lisa Benson, KSHB-TV (Kansas City, Missouri), February 28, 2010

{snip} But one local woman’s goal benefits an entire community.

“I’ve made a commitment to shop only black-owned businesses for an entire year,” said Lora McDonald.

As a social worker, McDonald found she was earning a living off working with blacks and wanted to find a way to put some of that money back into the black community. She decided to patronize only black-owned businesses for an entire year.

In two months McDonald has struggled with singling out those stores to meet all of her needs. She has, however, found the only black-owned grocery store in Kansas City–Leon’s Thriftway.

“Their service is incredible, like I never carry my own groceries to my car,” said McDonald.

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McDonald has 10 months to go on her year-long journey. If you know of any black-owned businesses she could add to her list, e-mail NBC Action News Reporter Lisa Benson at [email protected]

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Right: Lisa Benson, the reporter; left: Lora McDonald, the shopper.

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