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Local activists promoting African American businesses this holiday season

(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Being a business owner is no easy task, but it's easier if owners help each other out. That's exactly what one group did today at Krush nightclub.

A handful of African American business owners got together to show off their products and services.

From gorgeous jewelry to custom made dolls, they told us they are ready for Christmas and to help other minority businesses out.

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"Currently less than 10 percent of the businesses in America are owned by African Americans," Brad Harrison, who organized the event, said. "And also there is some crime in the poor black communities and we attribute that crime to the lack of commerce lack of development in the black community so instead of waiting on the government or the city we just thought we'd try to black owned business inside communities themselves."

The organizers say they do this every Saturday and have no intention of stopping. 

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