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Eric Hamilton, Co-Founder of Around the Way APP

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The date was June 1, 1921 when "Black Wall Street", the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering--a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15-minutes. 

As a fitting tribute to Black Wall Street Eric Hamilton, Co-Founcer of the Around The Way APP joins me here at Lette's Chat to discuss how his APP is a technological tribute to Black Wall Street and Black Businesses around the country. Please download the APP and more importantly, spend your important and powerful dollars at a Black-owned business. Around The Way was recently named tech startup of the week by Black Enterprise.

Eric worked for Yahoo! as an Engagement Manager supporting Yahoo! Web Analytics which is Yahoo’s enterprise level analytics solution. Eric has a software patent pending for "Methods for displaying digital video ads over UGC" and was recently featured in Black Enterprise Magazine giving tips on Social Media.

Eric is the author of 4 different technology books: Social Media Branding in the Age of Obama, Intro to Wordpress, Advanced Wordpress and Google App Inventor. 

Learn more about Eric here: http://about.me/eric_hamilton

 

 

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