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

Meet The Medical Pioneer Who Founded America’s First Black-Owned Hospital

On the morning of July 10th, 1893, Daniel Hale Williams had a difficult decision to make. James Cornish, a 24-year-old Black man who had been stabbed in a street brawl the night before, was struggling to breathe and deteriorating fast.

Overcoming challenges: Philadelphia’s Black-owned hair salons, barbershops show there’s power in numbers

In last week’s cover story, the Philadelphia Business Journal explored the current opportunities and challenges that local minority businesses face as the world prepares to exit the pandemic era. Four such businesses shared their pandemic stories with us. Here is

Amazon’s $150 Million Commitment to Black-Owned Businesses

Small business owners across the U.S. are trying to recover from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the number of those negatively impacted is disproportionately higher among Black-owned businesses. Black Americans own only 6% of the retail businesses,

Two Entrepreneurs Launch the Newest Black-Owned Organic Tequila Brand Called Los Negros

Meet Thaddeus Massey and Randy Morgan, two Los Angeles-based entrepreneurs who are the founders of Los Negros Organic Tequila. They are game-changers on a mission to bring underrepresented groups to the Tequila business table with a voice! Their tequila product

Mastercard announces an investment and a partnership in Black-owned businesses

The exact amount was not disclosed. The credit card giant also unveiled a partnership with Greenwood, a fintech firm aimed at Black and Latino consumers and business owners, to issue the platform’s first debit cards. “This is part of our

OneUnited Bank, Largest Black Owned Bank Introduces Solidarity Card For Black History Month

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank and first and only Black owned digital bank in the country, is proud to introduce its new Solidarity Card for Black History Month. Last year, OneUnited

MoFo launches pro bono support programme for black-owned businesses

Black Venture Accelerator will provide free legal services and business-related advice Morrison & Foerster is launching a pro bono initiative to support black founders and black business owners as part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its

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,

Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders unite in support of Black-owned businesses

When Jasper Kuria considers strategies for addressing racial inequity and social injustice in the U.S., he puts support of Black entrepreneurs at the top of the list. “It’s really about wealth inequality and opportunities for the Black community,” said Kuria.

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