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Our Black Year by Maggie Anderson
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May 02, 2012

bookshelves: law-school, chicago-booth

Maggie Anderson, JD’98, MBA’01

From our pages (May–June/12): "On January 1, 2009, Maggie Anderson and her family, who live in Oak Park, IL, pledged to buy only from black-owned stores for the full year. The subject of a 2010 Magazine feature, Anderson and her husband, John, both African American professionals, wanted to support black businesses,which lag behind those of other racial groups. Hoping that their year of “buying black” would encourage other African Americans to do the same, Anderson, CEO and cofounder of the Empowerment Experiment Foundation, traces her family’s yearlong experiment, including their struggles and a call to action to support the black economy."

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