How To Make It In America, The PushBlack Edition

 

 

Hey, PushBlack fam! The Great Recession brought high unemployment rates and hard times to a lot of Americans. Unfortunately, economic hardship is no stranger to black Americans, who have been dealing with Great Recession type of unemployment ever since becoming free from slavery and sharecropping. Despite these challenges, black families have always found creative ways to make it in America.



PushBlack asks: How do you hustle?

 

What do you, your friends, and your families do as side hustles? How do you get the rent paid outside of your 9 to 5 job? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Hey, PushBlack fam! The Great Recession brought high unemployment rates and hard times to a lot of Americans. Unfortunately, economic hardship is no stranger to black Americans, who have been dealing with Great Recession unemployment rates ever since becoming free from slavery and sharecropping. Despite these challenges, black families have always found creative ways to make it in America.

Whether it’s an informal catering operation or fixing a neighbor’s car in exchange for a home-cooked meal, our communities have learned how to hustle hard in order to pay our bills and our loved ones’ bills.We know the PushBlack family is out there coming up with all kinds of neat ideas in order to make ends meet, so we gotta ask: What do you, your friends, and your families do for extra cash? How do you get the rent paid outside of your 9 to 5 job? Let us know on our Facebook page.


Black music. Black business. Black hustle. This hip-hop duo is keeping it in the family.

Hip-hop duo OSPO Black doesn’t have a lot of money. They don’t have a major, corporate record label either. And they’re cool with it because they have a master plan: to grind hard. This hustle is paying off in big ways. In addition to reaching the Billboard Indie 100 and getting featured on VH1, OSPO Black is learning how to create something successful without relying on the traditional music industry, which all too often screws over artists. These kind of projects are so important because they 1) provide models for running successful black economies and 2) create opportunities for talented black folks. In fact, PushBlack team member Julian Walker directed and produced OSPO Black’s first music video, Kotch. Watch it here.

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From the Toronto projects to part-owner of the Golden State Warriors, this entrepreneur has great advice.

Chamath Palihapitiya started at the bottom, but now he’s sitting on top of the world. Raised on welfare in the projects of Toronto, Canada, he’s now a millionaire who wants to help young people of color use their skills to f*ck up some commas a.k.a. make some money. In this one-hour discussion, Chamath explains how to use America’s broken economy to our advantage and how we can make a living by pursuing our passions. Rule #1: the “man” may tell us that we need to attend a top school and work for a big company, but we should NOT LISTEN. EVER. Watch the first five minutes of the talk and – trust us – you won’t stop. Seriously. We have the video on repeat here at PushBlack.

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Curated by PushBlack family members:

Darrell Scott @DLScott06
Tareq Alani @tareq_alani