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Can Women End Urban Youth Violence By Changing Where They Shop?

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Host Naimah Latif

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Youth violence in urban communities is linked to high unemployment.  However, where do jobs come from? From people who start businesses and receive customers! African American women represent one of the largest consumer markets, and the money they spend creates jobs for many communities outside of the inner city. What would happen if these women concentrated their spending in the neighborhoods where people need jobs? Minister Rahim, better known as Sax Preacher, is head of the United American Progress Association, a fifty year old organization founded by Webb Evans, with the slogan "Buy Black" . Can a change in spending habits create enough cash flow to produce jobs for the masses of unemployed youth? If so, what would it take to make that happen