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Naomi Denise D.



Chicago, IL

Organizer since:

June 7, 2013

What do you hope to get from this meetup?

Colleagues committed to increasing the rate at which neighbor-owned businesses are created and sustained in black communities. This includes but is not limited to entrepreneurs with nascent, existing, or expanding businesses, and those committed to increasing the funding pools available to them. This includes donors and those willing to invite potential donors to research and invest in black businesses - those with the trust and wisdom to network for the sovereignty - meaning self-reliance - of our people.

What neighborhood do you live in?

West Woodlawn, Chicago

How did you find us?

In a dream. And in the dream, we surthrived, here in the Age of Climate Crisis.

Have you heard of, or are you affiliated with BIG: Blacks in Green?

I founded BIG in 2007.


I founded Blacks in Green,™ authored The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Buildi­ng.™ Governor's Environmental Hero, Chicago Magazine Green Award, Jewel‐Osco Environmental Steward Prize, EbonyPower100, Mayor’s Transition Team for Energy and Environment.

What Naomi Denise D. is saying about this Meetup Group

We're off to a great start! Stay tuned for next meetup and the action steps in between as our communities become "Solvent & Sovereign." Please understand the powerful meaning of both these words and let's discuss!

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