IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered | BlackPressUSA

Aubry Stone, founder/CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce

By Genoa Barrow, Sacramento Observer

SACRAMENTO — He fought tirelessly to secure economic opportunities for African Americans throughout the state and beyond and now, after a long battle with cancer, he’s at rest.

Aubry Stone, founder and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce died Nov. 28. He was 74 years old.

Stone, affectionately referred to by many as “Stoney,” was a formidable champion for Black entrepreneurs and was considered to be a giant in the small business community. While he was a native of Brooklyn, New York, his name was synonymous with California and was a familiar face — and voice — at the State Capitol.

“He was a pioneer and fierce advocate for minority business enterprise and for…

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