Do you think you could shop exclusively in black owned stores for an entire year? John Anderson, a Harvard graduate, and his wife Maggie, who earned a law degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago are doing just that. It's something they're calling The Empowerment Experiment
. The purpose is to help black businesses during these 'tough economic times' and help break the stereotype that well run, black owned establishments do not exist. The Andersons are taking it as far as filling up their car's gas tanks at black-owned stations. The closest station is 40 miles away from their home. So they buy gas cards from the black owned station and swipe em' like debit cards at more convenient locations. As of May 1, they have spent $27,000 dollars with black-owned businesses. more..