National Black Business Month In Action: Buffalo,New York

The BCN in highlighting National Black Business Month will provide daily  suggestions to focus on our Black-owned businesses.

Brief Update:

August is National Black Business Month.

In 2004 in effort to draw attention to the needs of black entrepreneurs, Frederick E. Jordan, owner of F.E. Jordan Associates Inc., an engineering and construction management company, and William Templeton, president and executive editor of eAccess Corp., a scholarly publishing company, established a plan to promote August as National Black Business Month.  During the 31 days of August, Jordan and Templeton had a vision to accomplish two things – they wanted consumers to patronize black businesses and they wanted local government officials, community leaders, and venture capitalists to focus efforts on the growth of black businesses.

Monday, August 13 Suggestion:

Let’s focus on the Black Press – a great source for information about what is happening in Buffalo and the  Black community.  Both the Buffalo Criterion and Challenger Community News provide small business listings and business profiles.   Support these cultural and historical news sources by purchasing a subscription or an AD.

Pick up your copy today and discover more about our community and businesses.

  • The Buffalo Criterion is the oldest continuously published African American newspaper in Western New York. The newspaper was founded in 1925 by Frank E. Merriweather, Sr., and his wife, Camilla Merriweather, and it is still published by the Merriweather family. The Buffalo Criterion has been a major voice in recording the history of African Americans in  Buffalo and the Western New York area.

623 William St, 14206-1648 Buffalo, NY
(716) 853-2973

browse older copies of this historic newspaper at
Available issues can be viewed from 1952 to 1989.

Challenger Newspaper Covers

  • Challenger Community News

Every week thousands of African American consumers read The Challenger in their homes, community centers, medical facilities, businesses  and churches.

Read the digital version at

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 474
Buffalo, NY 14209

Office: (716) 881-1051
Twitter: @ChallengerCN
Fax: (716) 881-1053


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