The world knew Kobe “Bean” Bryant as one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game. A superstar who’s work ethic and passion influenced a generation. ———————————
But the reality is, he was a father of 4 beautiful daughters, a husband, a son, a friend and a MAN who was excited about life after playing the sport he loved so much. ———————————
Tragically, not only did we lose this icon, but also his 13yr old daughter Gianna and the lives of 7 other people on Sunday morning in a fatal helicopter crash. And like many parents do every weekend, they were on their way to his daughter’s basketball game. ———————————-
More than anything in the world... Kobe LOVED being a father! And out of all of his children, Gianna was most like her dad!
This should be another reminder to us all that life is truly short and there are no promises of tomorrow. Cherish each day as if it’s your last and love hard.
We must keep the families of all those lost in our prayers and continue to be inspired by Kobe’s legacy! #rip#kobebryant
For the month of December, our Executive Director Austin Taylor, has been “quietly” accepting gift donations and making his rounds spreading the positive JOY of the organization. ————————————
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see JOY in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values”. ————————————
On behalf of Black Privilege, we wish you and your families a Happy Holiday! Enjoy your special day and the most important thing you can “GIVE” is your time! #BPKC#Love#Family#Community#KansasCity#BlackExcellence
Business Feature of the Day: Meet Adrian Jasper, one of the owners of @elevatebarandgrill .
Elevate Bar & Grill was founded in 2018 by four friends who dreamed of creating a unique dining and entertainment experience for Kansas City. ——————————
They welcome all to join them in a safe, classy, customer-focused upscale environment where they offer guests the opportunity to have a great time while indulging in quality food, drink and entertainment.
Next time you’re in KCK, check them out. We will only be successful TOGETHER! #BPKC#BlackExcellence
If you are an entrepreneur, risk-taker, visionary, dreamer or naturally ambitious then you need to connect with the Opportunity Hub @ohubkc ———————————-
This pioneering organization is making an impact all over the country and they selected, Kansas City!
The 3rd Friday’s Entrepreneurship Series is here with @jasminecrowe & @sergiomarrero1 ————————————
These two are solving the world’s biggest problems through entrepreneurship & Venture Capital. ———————————-
Grow with like minded individuals and learn how to take your business, idea or skill to the next level. ————————————
The Shops on Blue Pkwy We will only be successful TOGETHER! #BPKC#BlackExcellence#OhubKC#KansasCity#Missouri#Midwest#blackownedbusiness#entrepreneurship
Inspiration of the Day: A few days ago we celebrated the ground breaking on the second section of long running project, which started with Linwood Shopping and now includes the best stocked grocery store in an underserved food desert.
We are truly witnessing the revitalization of the Prospect Corridor which all started with the vision of Donald Maxwell- brining an entire city and community together to rebuild an area long considered a blight to the city. But he never gave up on our neighborhood or on us.
Mr. Maxwell, his family and team have a special place in our hearts because they believed in Black Privilege from the beginning... so much that our very first office was located inside of his office. ————————————
We will only be successful TOGETHER and it starts with investing in our own! Not just money... but time, knowledge, resources and more. #BPKC#PBA#LinwoodShoppingCtr#BlackExcellence#BlackOwnership#blackbusiness
Huge S/O and THANKS to @blkpowermoves for featuring us on their Instagram page yesterday!
They exposed our Movement in KC to over 20k of its followers and in return their post on us received over 1,000 likes and our page hundreds of new followers within hours.
To our new followers... our focus has always been finding innovative and creative ways through technology to connect & educate ALL people to Black Owned Businesses. We must not downplay the power of circulating our money within our own communities. We will only be successful TOGETHER! Kansas City is the pilot city as we plan on launching national by 2020. We are currently revamping our existing App (MVP) to make it the BEST user experience possible! —————————————
And if you haven’t yet, go FOLLOW @blkpowermoves right NOW! Their page is so inspiring as it highlights national stories of black excellence & power! #BPKC#blkpowermoves#blackexcellence#blackexcellence✊🏾 #blackownedbusiness#blackthought#blackgirls#blackgirlmagic#blackintelligence#blacklivesmatter#blackmoney
Just in case you didn’t know, we are excited that the Opportunity Hub (OHUB) @ohubkc has come to Kansas City and currently making HUGE impacts in our entrepreneurship communities of color!
If you are an entrepreneur, visionary, founder, creator, inventor sole proprietor or just an aspiring business owner, then you need to FOLLOW @ohubkc and connect with them TODAY!
If you want to be the best... come network, build and learn from the best! #BPKC#OHUBKC#BlackExcellence#KansasCity#Startups#Entrepreneurship#BlackOwned
Business Feature of the Day: We are proud to have featured amazing entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners and visionaries over the past 18 months. And today is no different!
Meet Asa Barnes, also known as the @asa_the_property_prince . Asa is more than just an entrepreneur, but a God fearing man who invests in his community through his many skills & talents. ——————————
His passion and positive energy is contagious. Asa will be successful because he’s willing to WORK for it and is a student of life. ——————————
Asa reminded us how STRONG our city & communities truly are. We will only be successful TOGETHER! #BPKC#BlackExcellence#KansasCity
Pioneer of the Week: Tyler Perry is the only black man to own a major movie studio in the U.S.
His 330 acre film studio is located in Atlanta and bigger than Warner Bros, Walt Disney, Paramount and Burbank Studio combined. ———————————-
The studio has 12 sound stages- each named after black entertainers including Denzel Washington, Oprah and Will Smith, just to name a few. ————————————
Tyler Perry created a dream of hope and possibility for everyone to know that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can always do better when aligned with the Divine.
So many lives are changing & jobs created by one man who jumped from poverty to creating his own. ————————————
Thank you Tyler for showing us that of your dream it... you can achieve it! #BPKC#BlackExcellence#Ownership#BlackBusiness#BlackOwned#Atlanta#KansasCity
Today we took over the @kclibrary - Plaza Branch for our “Privilege Community Project”. ————————————-
We had youth from all over Kansas City to compete in a competition where they created their own community, based in a city block. ————————————
They presented a pitch on how the perfect city would look like and be run.
This was all possible through the NTDF grant through the city of KC and our partnership with @umbbank ————————————
Special thanks to @ustoycompany for donating our building blocks (legos).
We LOVE our city... and we will only be successful TOGETHER! #BPKC#BlackExcellence#Community#Inclusivity#KansasCity