Oak Park resident appears on CSPAN

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

Maggie Anderson, whose family in 2009 decided to purchase all their goods and services from black-owned businesses to support minority entrepreneurship, appeared on CSPAN Aug. 29. It was the same night GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gave his acceptance speech.

Anderson appeared on CSPAN to promote her book Our Black Year, which chronicles her family's one-year campaign. She and her husband John are also the co-founders of the Empowerment Experiment, a nonprofit they started after their "Year of Shopping Black" to continue supporting black businesses nationwide.

Click here to read our original story on the Anderson's - Oak Park family plans to support only black-owned businesses in 2009 - Jan. 20, 2009

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Posted: September 10th, 2012 3:27 PM

That seems like a good way to assimilate into society.

No thanks.  

Posted: September 10th, 2012 2:39 PM

This is racist.

Debby Preiser from River Forest  

Posted: September 6th, 2012 4:45 PM

Please join me on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library to meet and hear Maggie Anderson talk about her book, "Our Black Year." The program is free and open to the public. Debby

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