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A Message from the USBC President on Independence Day

July 4, 2024

Dear Members, Partners, Friends, and Colleagues,

As we celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, we reflect on the unique history and enduring contributions of Black Americans. This day symbolizes both freedom and the ongoing struggle for equality, especially for our underserved business communities. Despite progress, we face significant challenges, including recent attacks on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, which threaten our collective advancements.

At USBC, we remain dedicated to advocating for economic empowerment and justice. However, the fight for true freedom and democracy requires our active participation. I urge each of you to ensure you are registered to vote and to exercise this fundamental right. Our voices are powerful tools for authorizing freedoms and shaping a more equitable society that moves the Black economic agenda forward.

In observance of this Federal holiday, USBC offices will be closed on July 4th and will reopen on Friday, July 5th. Let’s honor our history and commit to forging a brighter future together.

Warm Regards,

Ron Busby, Sr.

President & CEO

U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.