Did you know that there are currently around 62,000 small businesses in Detroit and 47,000 of those business are minority owned? In fact, Detroit ranks fourth in the country for minority owned businesses. But, most of those business will not make it to five years for various reason. So, a group of local Detroiters came together to start a group called the Soulcial Scene, to help support black owned restaurants in the City of Detroit.
The group plans to buy a few buses that would help transport people to black owned restaurants during their lunch breaks. By helping support the businesses that are owned by minorities in the area, they hope to help employ more minorities. The fact of the matter is that minority owners are more likely to employee minorities, so by supporting black owned businesses they will hopefully also be helping put more minorities to work!
Soulcial Scene is currently running a fundraiser to purchase their first buses. They are also holding a fundraiser at Dime Store on the 14th to help raise funds. You can check out their Go Fund Me to learn more and to donate or you can buy tickets to the December 14th event to help support the cause. It's time to put your money where your mouth is!