No one else has Maggie's inspirational story, compelling call-to-action, riveting data. She speaks/ lectures on: Building an empowered community/ an inclusive economy. Business diversity. Self-help economics/ conscious consumerism.  Join the hundreds of organizations that have hosted Maggie and her movement!


Critically acclaimed Our Black Year is at once a family's journey and a painful insight into the causes of a people's economic suffering... a hard-hitting, heart-rending call to action to close a gaping hole in the American economy.

This is the only place to get your signed copy online!

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A DAY IN HER BUY BLACK LIFE

Maggie is still buying Black.  It's a way of life! Spend 24 hours with Maggie as she supports and talks to some of her favorite business owners in Chicago...dry cleaner, coffee shop, bank, day spa, dinner and nightclub too!


2020

​​​​​10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF "OUR BLACK YEAR"

 aka The Empowerment Experiment!

For 10 years, Maggie has been proudly fighting against economic injustice & inequality by fighting for Black owned businesses!


2009

Accept Maggie's Black Owned Hair Care Challenge! 

www.BlackOwnedHairCareChallenge.com​​


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Maggie's historic experiment resulted in a landmark study conducted by Kellogg. On the lecture/media/ speaking circuit, the study, her book, her lifestyle and activism render her one of the most credible, outspoken business diversity/ self-help economic experts in the country. Host Maggie and be educated and inspired.

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Maggie leads a self-help economics movement uniting business owners, consumers, corporate and community partners to empower struggling communities. Learn more about and join The NEW Empowerment Experiment and its merger with Powered By Action, a global technology and empowerment organization.

​​HER MOVING TED TALK GOES VIRAL

Maggie shares the history of Black owned businesses and economic unity, including Dr. King's call to action to buy Black, stories of everyday folks she inspired to buy Black and the businesses that have grown, the pain of losing her mother right after "Our Black Year".


2019

​​©  Maggie Anderson and The Empowerment Experiment, 2009-2019.   All Rights Reserved.

​​WORLD WATCHES HER BUY BLACK

Maggie and her family's historic yearlong stand living exclusively living off Black owned businesses  ("The Empowerment Experiment") touches millions. See the family, the sacrifice, the businesses, the community, the press.  See the love (and the hate) behind Maggie's book "Our Black Year" .


2014

HER NEW STAND - BLACK HAIR INDUSTRY

Honoring the new Buy Black movement arising out of the protests of George Floyd's murder, Maggie issues the "Black Owned Hair Care Challenge" to bring the one industry created by Black firms - and all the pride, prosperity, and power it generated - back to the Black community, and to expose the unjust lack of Black ownership of Black hair care firms and Black beauty supply stores.