In the tradition of the prophets of the Bible, EmpowerWest will advocate in places of power on behalf of residents
to resist colonialism,the practice of doing business in the area only for the benefit of outsiders, as well as gentrification, the practice of pushing people out of neighborhoods so they can be utilized by outsiders.
As followers of Jesus we have a preferential option for poor, and more specifically, for blacks in West Louisville
who continue to languish in our economy. While there are many interrelated causes for this languishing,
key among them is subtle forms of conscious and unconscious racism which perpetuate
the inability for the majority of blacks in West Louisville to operate
on a level playing field with white Louisvillians.
We believe there has been and continues to be an unjust distribution of wealth, power, and resources in our country,
which violates our American values and our Christian ethic. Thus, while other minorities have their valid grievances, we view
blacks in West Louisville as our “priority minority.”
A crucial part of empowering West Louisville is building its economy by increasing the flow of dollars within and into West Louisville. Help make that happen by supporting and promoting the businesses listed here. You can also help us improve this list by emailing EmpowerWestLouisville@gmail.com with any suggested additions or corrections. Click on the Buy the World You want to see link above to see Stokely's List. Click on this link to connect with West End Businesses.