This article like all of your pieces, spoke to my soul in so many ways. I cannot TELL you how many times my sisters, friends and I have had this discussion. It's what led us to using directories to find Black owned businesses to support for just about every need, but I love what you did in taking a STAND to make sure we are able to get the things we need right in our own communities. You have inspired me to take a stand in my own neighborhood. Thank you so much for this and for your determination.

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