How Comedian Jon Laster Built the Ultimate Tool for Finding and Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Last June, surrounded by thousands of fellow New Yorkers angered by the latest brutal display of pervasive racism in America, Jon Laster took to the streets to protest the police killing of George Floyd. He marched along Eastern Parkway in

5 for Good: Celtics support minority-owned small businesses with new grant program

BOSTON — A dozen minority-owned small businesses were just awarded Power Forward Grants. The Celtics teamed up with Vistaprint and the NAACP to gift each winner $25,000 along with marketing assistance. It’s all part of a social justice initiative. The

Bay Area Chef Launches Black-Owned Food Collective and Market in West Oakland

Bay Area chef Reign Free, founder of The Red Door Catering, launched an incubator for Black-owned food and beverage makers in West Oakland today called the Black Culinary Collective. Members will share a fully-equipped commercial kitchen to create their wares and sell

Fashion find of the week: Pop-Up on Fifth spotlights Black, women-owned brands

The Peoples Gas Holiday Market may have come to an early close this year because of COVID-19, but there are still other places to shop Downtown to support Pittsburgh-based designers and artists. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership opened for the holiday

How Artsy is Promoting Black-Owned Art Galleries

In 2019, a study looked at racial inequality in the art world. The numbers they calculated showed that in America, the art displayed in galleries and museums is primarily from white male artists. The study found that 85.4% of works

Beyoncé’s Stylist Zerina Akers and Thrilling Are Putting Black-Owned Vintage Shops Front and Center

Zerina Akers in a vintage Patrick Kelly dress. Earlier this year, shortly after the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the social justice movement in America, Zerina Akers launched an Instagram account called Black Owned Everything . The

Cartoon Network and Black-owned animation studio launch awards show honoring Black animators

Cartoon Network Studios is partnering with animation house Black Women Animate to establish the Black in Animation Awards Show. The online event will be held Sunday and aims to recognize Black creatives who have left a tremendous mark and continue

Good Company: kweliTV Supports Independent Filmmakers And Celebrates Black Life and Culture

According to Spencer kweli means “truth” in Swahili, and is an appropriate name since the platform strives to provide an accurate portrayal of the global Black community and its experiences—a departure from stereotypes and what is often depicted in the

Stephanie Jones: New administration must do more for Black businesses

Stephanie Jones is CEO, National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative. As it appears that we will usher in a new era under a new administration in January, I am hopeful that more will be done by the incoming administration

Streaming Service Philo Donates $1 Million In Ad Impressions For Black-Owned Businesses and Social Justice Organizations

(Image: Philo) Entertainment and lifestyle streaming TV service Philo has just announced an initiative that will place $1 million in ad impressions for over 20 Black-owned businesses and social justice organizations. Philo, in a commitment to support various Black-owned businesses

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