How to Start a Black Wall Street District


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The primary goal of this document is to outline the key elements in establishing Black Wall Street USA (BWSD USA) districts. This manual will show persons how to recognize a potential district and perform the necessary tasks to organize a district, which is essential to the continued growth and revitalization of black businesses. This manual will also guide you through the planning and implementation process including authoring legislation. Planning is defined as the “deliberate social or organizational activity of developing a strategy of future action to achieve a desired set of goals for solving different problems in complex content to implement the chosen strategy.”

The implementation in this manual refers to the processes taken by which decisions relating to the future social and economic growth of a geographically distinguished area that is dominated by 50%-70% of black owned businesses. To create a district that is vital, clean, safe and attractive for the enjoyment of BWSD members and visitors and maintains a method of exchanging business information between its members. The mission of Black Wall Street USA is to sustain and increase black businesses through business development, community relations and economic stability. We are proud to take on the stewardship of our communities in the same spirit of the original Black Wall Street district in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Black Wall Street USA National District Implementation Manual (DIM) was developed over a 14 year period with the help of 280+ dedicated Black Wall Street USA district board presidents, district board members, municipal & private strategic planning professionals and the national executive board members.

It is crucial that the manual be the top agenda item for the first twelve district board meetings for ALL newly developing organizations. Otherwise you loose your new district boards interest. Past district organizers who did not integrate the DIM saw a idle strategy that failed or those who attempted to go in other directions only to end up in flop mode.

Remember, this is a spiritual movement, therefore the tasks and duties of your office are spiritually based.

Please review the Black Wall Street USA National District Implementation Manual (DIM) daily. Each of your board members must know the DIM as well. As District president you must lead your team to complete the following three phases:


(1) Board Seats Status: (minimum 15 seats) Board Seating Registration ($65 Annually) Register here

(2) Non Profit Status:

- State Incorporation: Pending

- Federal Incorporation: Pending

PHASE II requires:

(1) Black Wall Street USA manual implementation;

(2) 12 months of consistent and well documented board of directors meetings complete with minutes and agendas;

(3) Submit monthly reports to regional and state directors;

(4) Ongoing Membership drives and campaigns;


(1) Sustainable Planning 100 years

(2) Longterm Development 200 years

(3) BWSFutureGen 300 years

When people ask what we do: " We establish Black Wall Street districts around the globe in the Spirit of the original Black Wall Street District of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Black Wall Street districts can be recognized as an urban area that is a thriving center of business, industry, and culture and is one commercial strip that has 50%-70% or more businesses owned by African Americans.

This will enable local organizers and BWS district leaders to focus on what they are doing within their potential district. Leaders consider the people to be involved. District president's make sure the group is balanced and no special interests dominate. Refer to our District Implementation Manual (DIM) " Find out more at:

Download or View the BWSUSA District Implementation Manual
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Benjamin Johnson
Black Wall Street USA National Administrator


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