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Black Business Communities with Gerald Jones

I struggled to find my voice this week after the death of George Floyd. I’ve re-edited an interview from 2018 with Gerald Jones that ties together the history of black businesses, racism, sexism, and what we need to do to change the future.

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Listen to Gerald’s original interview in its entirety

Meet Gerald Jones, Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business


Gerald Jones, CPLP is an experienced leader, coach, speaker, and training facilitator with over 18 years of experience building and mentoring higher performance teams. He has been producing business-focused audio content (podcasts) since 2017.

In addition to his podcast (Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business), he has been a guest on a variety of other shows. Gerald is a captivating public speaker with a unique ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely. He also interviews seasoned business owners in a manner that helps them share their knowledge and experience with a general audience.

In February 2018, Gerald was requested to deliver the keynote presentation at the Establishing Sustainable Connections Building Black Wealth Seminar in Sioux Falls, SD. In June, he was asked to return as a guest instructor for the Conscious Youth Solutions Youth League Apprenticeship Program.

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About Host Jen McFarland

Jen McFarland, MPA, has over 25 years of training, teaching, and executive experience in leadership, strategic project planning, and digital marketing. She led large-scale public sector projects affecting over 50,000 businesses, handling millions of dollars.

Today, she is the founder of Women Conquer Business, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community build sustainable businesses. She’s a frequent guest speaker and trainer. You can find her online by listening to her weekly podcast, Women Conquer Business, or at womenconquerbiz.com.

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