About The reSURGEnce Conference

The reSURGEnce Conference is a crucial event that seeks to highlight the status of Black Businesses in New York, America, and globally. It celebrates and promotes successful entrepreneurs within this community while providing critical resources for those who need them most. This conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to discuss ways we can strengthen our economy, create jobs and close racial wealth gaps once and for all. Don’t miss out on being part of such an important conversation!


The reSURGEnce conference series delivers critical, credible, and concise information through town hall media forums, workshops, and sessions, empowering attendees with actionable insights to address economic disparities. Participants gain knowledge to drive economic empowerment and positive change in Black communities globally.


By connecting attendees with key stakeholders, the conference provides access to resources that power business growth and close the wealth gap. Through partnerships and initiatives like business exchanges, attendees are empowered to drive positive change and fuel growth for Black communities globally.


The conference fosters a supportive environment for networking and entrepreneurial mentorship, facilitating growth and development. Attendees gain valuable insights and support from experienced leaders, helping them to scale their businesses and navigate economic challenges effectively.


Serving as a gateway to vital resources and partnerships, the conference facilitates access to funding, markets, government contracts, and global partnerships. Through initiatives like town hall forums and business exchanges, attendees gain access to tools and connections, driving economic empowerment in Black communities worldwide.

Impacting the world

The reSURGEnce Conference is a collaborative effort between The New York Christian Times, community-based organizations, government agencies, development groups, and business associations. All of these stakeholders recognize that Blacks have been disproportionately affected by the current economic climate and are committed to providing resources and knowledge aimed at empowering both Black-owned businesses as well as communities. This network will help ensure greater success for all involved parties while also promoting growth within underrepresented sectors. By working together towards this common goal everyone benefits from increased opportunities which ultimately leads to improved outcomes across society as a whole.

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The Problem

The Thinnest Slice

The journey is long, the road is winding, and Blacks in America and around the world continue to struggle to be held to the same rules, measured against the same standards, and to benefit from the same treatment afforded other races. We are a long way from home and at an immeasurable distance from that place called “Economic Parity.” The scales remain greatly imbalanced and, guided by the present trends, huge economic disparities will continue indefinitely – unless, of course, there are deliberate and perpetual efforts by all stakeholders to help Black-owned businesses and rising entrepreneurs to cut a thicker slice of America’s huge economic pie.

  • Black businesses only received of all SBA loans in 2023, compared to for White and for Asians. Blacks represent 14% of the population and Asians 6.4%.

  • 20% of Black families have a zero or negative net worth, more than twice that of Whites. For every that Whites earn in America, Asians earn , Hispanics earn and Blacks earn a mere.

  • The home ownership rate for Blacks in America is now lower than all other races, at – that’s less than .4% increase in 10 years and 30 percentage points below Whites.

  • In South Africa, Whites represent 7.8% of the population and 70% of the nation’s GDP; conversely, Blacks comprise 81% of the population and a meager 21% of South Africa’s GDP.

  • Black unemployment in South Africa is at 39% compared to 6.7% for Whites and according to PMEJD (SA), Blacks only earn 13cents to every Rand that Whites earn.

  • According to South Africa Reserve Bank, in 2020, SME’s (Small to Medium size Enterprises), received only 631 billion rands in loans- 25% of the total loans issued; and Black owned businesses received less than 20% of that meager 25%

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