As National Black Business Month comes to a close, we’re giving another shout out to those in the Historic 4th Avenue district—one of the oldest black business districts in the country.
Today, it includes more than 50 Black-owned businesses and more than 20 Black property owners.
Every Friday in August, REV has partnered with Urban Impact Inc. to highlight some of these businesses for Black Business Friday.
Great Receipt Race Players receive DOUBLE POINTS every Black Business Friday for submitting receipts from local Black-owned businesses.
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“Two Generations of Grooming & Serving Gentlemen” Meet Mr. Percy Hornbuckle Jr., a second-generation barber, and owner of Magic City Barber Shop. The barbershop first opened in 1930 and has been a gem in the Historic Civil Rights District ever since. Not only does Mr. Hornbuckle pride himself on carrying on his father’s legacy but also the history of merchants on 4th Ave supporting the Civil Rights movement. Hornbuckle said, “merchants played a huge part of the movement”, for example bailing activists out of jail. Civil Rights history is a common topic of discussion in the shop as pictures from the movement adorn the walls of the business. Mr. Hornbuckle would like for all to know that his business prides itself on serving gentlemen just as it did in the 1930s and will always support other black entrepreneurs through mentorship just as his father did. ✊🏾💇🏿♂️💇🏾♂️💆🏽♂️💈 #blackownedbusiness #blackowned #blackwallstreet #historic4thavedistrict #historic4thave
All too often we catch ourselves reading the news wanting to help, but not knowing where to begin. That’s why Maria Underwood created Fundrage, a social impact platform that connects users to nonprofits they can support based on the exact news article that they’re reading. Keep reading to find out more about how this app is playing a huge role in creating positive change in real time!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!