Until The Lion Learns

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UNTIL THE LION LEARNS HOW TO WRITE, EVERY STORY WILL GLORIFY THE HUNTER. ~AFRICAN PROVERB

According to the Inquirer – Philly dot com,  Hakim’s bookstore founded in 1959 in West Philadelphia was down for the count.

But before owner Yvonne Blake threw in the towel, the words of columnist Helen Ubinas and the Philly community rallied to bring the nation’s oldest black-owned bookstore from the brink of its demise.

Link: Philly dot com

Today, even in the age of Amazon dot com black-owned bookstores are making a comeback.

Read more below on how Ujamaa (cooperative economics) the 4th  Kwanzaa principle looks when the community comes together –

“TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN OUR STORES, SHOPS, AND OTHER BUSINESSES AND TO PROFIT FROM THEM TOGETHER.”


After signs of imminent demise, two black-owned Philadelphia bookstores are struggling but optimistic.

Source: Last of Philly’s black-owned bookstores looking for a comeback

 

 

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