Beyond a monument: Creating change for local Black communities

On March 23, the Vance Monument on Pack Square, dedicated to the late Confederate military officer and North Carolina Gov. Zebulon Vance, was approved for removal. M.S. Lean Landscaping, a Black-owned landscaping and construction company, based in Asheville, was awarded

Black-Owned Kids & Baby Brands to Shop on Amazon

In honor of Black History Month, we rounded up some of the best Black-owned kids and baby brands on Amazon. When you’re shopping, you might go straight for your tried-and-true brands and immediately add them to your cart. But you

How Racism Ruined Black Santa Monica

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our non-profit public service journalism:Donate Now. In the 1940s, Nick Gabaldón, an athletic, handsome student at Santa Monica High School,

BUSINESS ALCHEMIST: The impact of COVID-19 on minority businesses

COVID-19 has had a major impact on U.S. small businesses, especially “Main Street” establishments such as restaurants and retail stores. Black and Hispanic business owners have struggled the most. A recent study by the Bureau of Economic Research documents a

Asheville goes from ‘race-neutral’ to ‘race-conscious’ business policy; Black businesses had 0.5% of contracts: study

ASHEVILLE – Following a study showing 0.5% of city contracts went to Black businesses, the City Council has said it will move from a “race-neutral” policy to a “race-conscious” one that sets goal for minority businesses contracting. The new business

Black Oakland Business Group Looks to Purchase Oakland Coliseum Site For NFL Franchise

In Oakland, the push to bring back a professional football team has been slowly gaining traction and is getting closer to possibly happening. According to CBS San Francisco, a local business and investment group is interested in buying the city’s

Black SuperPac Urges Candidates, Parties to Spend Millions with Black Businesses

One of America’s leading Black conservative political action committee has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of the billions of dollars spent during America’s political campaigns as the 2020 election year hits the home stretch. BlakPAC,

Black-owned businesses receive $250k from Kaiser Permanente Northwest

The money is part of a national effort to uplift communities of color and improve public health. PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Northwest is granting $250,000 to Black-owned businesses and nonprofits spanning Oregon and Washington. It is part of Kaiser’s

‘I Never Saw a Black Builder’: Black-Owned Construction Company with $2 Billion-Plus Projects Says He Didn’t Dream ‘Big Enough’

For nearly four decades, Charles David Moody of C.D. Moody Construction has had a hand in constructing some of the most recognizable buildings in Atlanta. C.D. Moody Construction, headquartered in Lithonia, Georgia, is considered one of the country’s top Black-owned

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