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  1. When it comes to opening a business, franchising is a blueprint concept African Americans use to make money. The number of black-owned franchises rose briskly to 8% in 2012 from 4.4% in 2007, new research provided by the International Franchise Association shows. Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers teamed with the franchise industry’s largest trade group to compile the report. The findings are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Business Owners that included examining the scope of franchise businesses owned by minorities and females six years ago. Another eye-popping statistic revealed that 30.8% franchise businesses in 2012 were owned by minorities, up from 20.5% in 2007. In contrast, only 18.8% of businesses not franchised were owned by minorities in 2012. When broken down by race, firms run by blacks had the biggest gain in the percentage of businesses operated as a franchise within the minority, ethnic, and gender groups. Those black-owned firms grew to 4.8% in 2012, up roughly 66% from 2.9% from 2007. Another set of figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners revealed astounding growth in black franchise ownership. That data showed 40,588 businesses were operated as franchises for all or part of their businesses by blacks in 2012, up from just 15,087 as franchises run by blacks in 2007. The new data is significant because it shows how franchising ownership for blacks, minorities, and women has evolved and dramatically changed over the years. For years, African Americans have operated and continue to run restaurant and cleaning brands. Yet in recent years, blacks have become owners in a broad spectrum of franchises. They include Always Best Care Senior Services, FastSigns, Handyman Matters, Jazzercise, PostNet, Meineke Car Care Center, and 1-800-Got Junk? to name just a few.Another factor contributing to a rise in black franchisees is there are now more than 3,000 franchise concepts offered in the United States, and international companies are steadily launching franchise brands in America, observers say. ***************************************************** This type of news drives certain Majoritarians insane with envy.
  2. By the end of Friday, Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther had already become the highest-grossing title in history at 33 AMC theaters across the country, according to the megaexhibitor. Put another way, Black Panther earned more at those cinemas on Thursday evening and Friday — along with advance ticket sales for other times during the weekend — than any other movie has in an entire weekend. By the end of Saturday, the number of theaters setting revenue records climbed to 80 locations, more than 10 percent of the entire circuit. AMC didn't provide a list of the theaters, nor a precise dollar amount for those cinemas, but noted that there were a record 83 showings on Friday at the AMC Southlake 24 near Atlanta. "Black Panther has taken on a life of its own," AMC executive vp global programming and chief content officer Elizabeth Frank said. Owned by China's Dalian Wanda Group, AMC is the largest movie chain in the world, including in North America, where it operates 661 locations. Black Panther is shattering records in its box-office debut, grossing $192 million for the three-day weekend and a projected $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend. Black Panther boasts one of the top openings of all time in North America and the second-biggest launch for a superhero pic, behind only fellow Marvel title The Avengers, which earned $207.4 million in its first three days, not accounting for inflation. *************************************************************************************************************** Every time a ticket is sold for the BlackPanther film, a Caucasoid Supremacist snarls in rage. Good.