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Black Chamber Of Commerce Seeks COVID-19 Relief Funding

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The U.S. Congress is currently debating President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. If the bill passes, the city of Augusta stands to receive around $40 million in stimulus funding, and the local Black Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure those funds are spent wisely.

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  1. There is a perfectly good “Chamber of Commerce” for “ALL PEOPLE” in metro Augusta, why are black people allowed to have a “BLACK” chamber of commerce for black people and black businesses only? What makes them more important than everyone else, whites, asians, latinos, etc. who are all members of the perfectly good all inclusive “Chamber of Commerce”. I don’t know about anyone else, and maybe I’m wrong so I will listen to others opinion, but I’m getting sick and tired of being told that the 13% of the population in America can have a special group of this and that which excludes others by reference to “BLACK” rather than nuteral all inclusive membership, just like black college fund, black miss america, etc..

  2. Agree with the other commenters. I’m also disappointed with The Press! If you’re going to be “the change” then BE THE CHANGE! Any entity that chooses to define itself with a word that excludes others and is not inclusive of all does NOT deserve any coverage. Unite as one and use the bright minds to progress together. The possibilities are endless! Remove the “chains” of segregation you bind yourself with.

  3. Thanks for the comment Lori! But don’t shoot the messenger! We have a responsibility to alert the public when any group appeals for tax payer money…that is how we keep back room deals from happening…we shine a light on these things.

  4. If America ever ceases to exist as that shining light on the hill, it will be because we are divided, along the lines of the Black Chamber of Commerce and other color denominated groups. The biggest determinant of where we end up will be the national media. They have tremendous influence and the constant drumbeat of “systemic” racism will eventually convince even those who don’t think that way. The word “systemic” makes racism sound ingrained, hopeless.

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