BLACK WITH NO CHASER | Amazon’s Dr. Nashlie Sephus buys 12 acres for Black tech-hub in Jackson
Updated: Jun 3, 2021
"Today was the culmination of over 18 months, 12 acres, seven buildings, two downtown districts, three unwilling to do a loan banks, a committed team, a lot of dollars, a solid group of lawyers, and a lot of patience and grit to invest in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, bringing technology access for all. Excited for the journey that’s about to come!“
Dr. Sephus is not only paving the way in her hometown of Jackson, but she is also exemplifying the value of giving back to our hometown communities and building Black wealth. Potentially becoming a model for other cities, aspiring Black tech professionals, and entrepreneurs to go after their dream and buy the block. In order for Black change we must keep our money in Black communities.