Chicago History blogger John Schmidt writes about entrepreneur Jesse Binga who succeeded in Chicago early in the last century. Alas he couldn't keep his success as the stock market turned and his investments went south. In addition to that he was sent to prison for embezzlement. Schmidt's anectdote is worth sharing.
BTW, I really regret not doing more with Black History Month this year. It's usually my thing and surely there are many stores to tell during the month of February!