#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Ujamaa (cooperative economics) is a lifestyle, a way of life. We salute those who are consistently and intentionally ‘Buying Black’ and ‘Banking Black’. We Buy Black and OneUnited Bank are two examples of how we can practice the powerful principle of Ujamaa.

#blackexpollence (VIDEO) “Founded in 1881, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage is the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. What started as a stop on the Underground Railroad has flourished into one of the most respected and trusted moving companies in the country.” – eeward.com

#ohioblackexpo Frederick Douglas Patterson was the first African American to manufacture cars. He was also the first African American on the Ohio State University football team. Patterson was an entrepreneur who lived from 1871 – 1932. He was known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, which was constructed in Ohio. Patterson later converted his business to the Greenfield Bus Body Company.