Tuesday, March 2, 2010
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE EMPOWERMENT EXPERIMENT RE LORA MCDONALD
Lora McDonald, a Kansas City woman (see her picture to the right), is stirring up buzz because she made a vow to only support Black businesses this year. While she has announced she will do EXACTLY what we just did... you should know that she is not affiliated with EE, has never reached out to EE, and did not bother giving credit to The Empowerment Experiment in her media appearances. The NBC Action News (Kansas City) reporter, Lisa Benson, (see her picture above Ms. McDonald's) who covered the story did not mention The Empowerment Experiment, reach out to EE, and has not yet responded to my email about this matter.
We will assume Ms. McDonald's vow is well-intentioned and wish her success in her endeavor to support Black businesses.
Here is the story and video: http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Woman-Vows-to-Only-Shop-at-Black-Owned-Stores/iIPO-DBzu0-0hEA_9SJHwQ.cspx