Delegates to the American Library Association take a tour of Labor and the California African-American Freedom Trail led by John William Templeton.   His three columns in April and  May in The Hill  after participating the Urban Librarians Unite conference helped sway Congressional sentiment towards the eventual restoration of funding for the Institute for Museum and Library Science.  His newest book Our10Plan: State of Black Business was featured during the Hampton Ministers Conference to 10,000 ministers and musicians.   LASoul Shuttle offers daily service in Los Angeles to meet the million black Angelenos. Practice 31 Ways 31 Days by shopping for great books, events and tours on californiablackhistory.com.  For the 25th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail was presented to the American Historical Association Aug. 5.  Be part of the documentation by joining our quarterly mapping expeditions in October, December, February and May .  Visits to five casinos are part of the excursion.  Who said history isn't fun?

More than 8,000 people of faith heard National Black Business Month co-founder John William Templeton reveal that the time has come for God's prophecy to be fulfilled.  "Economically, we are on the banks of the Red Sea," Templeton told the 103rd Hampton Ministers Conference. "It is time for us to reach the land of milk and honey," to loud applause as fellow speakers Rep. Bobby Scott and Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck looked on.   All week, Templeton will discuss with ministers and laypersons how to carry out the objectives of National Black Business Month by executivng the 31 Ways 31 Days strategy and aggregating consumer spending through utilizing black-owned financial institutions.

To gasps from the audience, Templeton cited Our10Plan: State of Black Business, 14th edition that only 10,000 of the 700,000 business loans made yearly by banks go to African-American firms.  According to FDIC, sixty percent of those loans are made by African-American banks.  "If we want to grow our businesses, get more families owning homes, then we know what we have to do. Put the resources in our black banks so that they can provide the credit access to create jobs."  He will be at the Hampton Mnnisters Conference through Friday, June 9 before going to New York City for meetings with key state and local officials to discuss the findings June 12-13.   All week, at the BlackWealth 2020 booth, theyre will be daily drawings for $10,000 worth of black heritage travel and boks.   Leave your card at the BlackWealth 2020 booth.

 

John William Templeton is the first African-American to serve as editor of a business newspaper, when he took the helm of the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 1987.  As an author, analyst and investment banker, he has specialized in creating economic growth in underserved communities. 

In 2004, he launched National Black Business Month with Frederick E. Jordan to raise the visibility of America's domestic job creators.

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