Oran Brown, founder & CEO of Black Barter Exchange (BBE) is a native of San Diego, CA. He graduated from United States International University in June 1984 while attending college on a golf scholarship. After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration he pursued a professional golf career for several years and immediately upon retirement launched the Black Economic Community Magazine and ran for City Council of San Diego, CA.
During his tenure as a professional golfer, he traveled around the country competing for prize money while having the privilege of playing golf with celebrities like Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, Lawrence Taylor, James Worthy, Julius Irving (Dr. J) to name a few.
Black Barter Exchange was created on August 21, 2016 to help recycle the 1.5 trillion dollars of black purchasing power back into its own community. Aware that African-Americans do not recycle their money back into their community as well as other minority groups, Mr. Brown became determined to provide a solution to help off-set this devastating social and economic issue!
Dedicated to the struggle of African-Americas, he launched an interactive economic empowerment website for Black America (www.iSocietyBlack.com) and Professional Black and Single, a dating site for professional singles (www.problackandsingle.com). Currently, he is the CEO of VetReady, an organization that hosts career fairs for veterans, active duty and military spouses all over the USA (www.vetready.org). Since April 2014, VetReady has connected veterans to thousands of vet-friendly employers and educational institutions with dozens of veterans landing career jobs through the fairs.
"If the African-American community decides to embrace BBE, it will save thousands of small-owned businesses from closing their doors early due to the lack of capital. BBE will also provide a platform for everyday users to identify African-American owned companies across the country and give all its users an opportunity to engage in business development while recycling the black dollar in the interim." says Brown.
We appreciate and thank all of our users on this site for taking a positive step in the right direction of economic empowerment.