As a Black Entrepreneur, Ownership and Equity Matters by Calvin Eaton

In case you missed it, 540WMain is transitioning to a virtual organization. This move is both bittersweet and incredibly exciting. In the spirit of openness and transparency I wanted share more insights on what influenced me to lead our organization in this direction and what it means for 540’s future.  As a Black Entrepreneur, Equity andContinue reading “As a Black Entrepreneur, Ownership and Equity Matters by Calvin Eaton”

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4thContinue reading “Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson”

**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization

540WMain is excited to announce its transition to a virtual organization effective August 1, 2020 Dear Community, After months of operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 540WMain, Inc. is embarking on a new era of growth and development by becoming a virtual organization. This pivot will allow the organization to grow its reach asContinue reading “**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization”

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon by Chris Thompson

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon We should probably talk about Nick Cannon and anti-Semitism in the Black Community. But first, we should talk about my formative years, because I was nearly Nick Cannon when I was a kid. As much as I rep Baltimore in my heart and soul, I was born inContinue reading “Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon by Chris Thompson”

540WMain Recognized As A Finalist for 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners

We are excited to announce that 540WMain is one of five non-profit finalists for the 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners This recognition is icing on the cake at the heels of 540’s four year anniversary and a moment of unprecedented growth. Via The Democrat & Chronicle: This year’s finalists are: 540WMain DressContinue reading “540WMain Recognized As A Finalist for 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners”