The original intent behind Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was an appeal to end economic and employment inequalities.
King’s point was that the economic system America had grown into had left African Americans and poor people behind entirely.
Sadly, income equality has only become worse in the U.S. and around the world in the past 60 years. Wealth is concentrated in a very narrow percentile. Many people in the world live on meager wages. For those fortunate enough to have stable jobs, wage growth has barely budged—relative to inflation—in 50 years. The path to a stable middle-class life has disappeared for millions of hardworking people who live paycheck to paycheck and can’t save or invest for the future.
For me, MLK Day means since I work for myself, I GO TO WORK. Owning my own business in America was part of the March and a part of the Dream.
With that being said, I've gathered some Black Owned Businesses that you can shop today to help the progression of Dr. Kings, and all of Black America's Dream of economic equality!