‘40 acres and a mall’: How community ownership models can preserve economic power in Black neighborhoods

In the famous post-Civil War initiative known as “40 acres and a mule,” Union General William T. Sherman promised newly freed Black households the one thing most necessary for sustaining their freedom: land. As Black minister Garrison Frazier told Sherman,

Instagram Just Made it Easier for Users to Locate U.S. Black-Owned Businesses

Let’s face it, the way most people find new brands to buy from has changed significantly. Social media offers a fresh supply of potential customers within a sea of hashtags, retweets, tags, or shared stories. Instagram paid close attention to

Black Woman-Owned Skateboard Brand Soars High

What does a skateboarder truly look like? In an interview with Bloomberg, Latosha Stone shared that most people would visualize a white guy with long hair. Stone loves to skateboard, and she is the owner of a skate brand called

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

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.

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-Owned Brands to Support on Amazon This Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off, and this year, supporting independent, female-founded, and Black-owned businesses is center stage. Clearly, protests, donations, and taking action are the most meaningful ways to stand up against systemic racism, police brutality, and

Black-Owned Brands to Support on Amazon Prime Day—And on *Any* Day

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially here to kick off the holiday shopping season, and this year, supporting independent, female-founded, and Black-owned businesses is center stage. Clearly, protests, donations, and taking action are the most meaningful ways to stand up

Daymond John to pick Black entrepreneurs for $25,000 grants: ‘We need to be building businesses, not burning them’

Daymond John, founder of apparel line FUBU and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” announced on Tuesday his launch of Black Entrepreneurs Day , a virtual event to support Black-owned businesses, on Oct. 24. John has invested much of his time

How Reginald F. Lewis Influenced Generations of Black Entrepreneurs

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The book is about Reginald F. Lewis, the legendary entrepreneur who rocked Wall Street when his firm, TLC Group, acquired Beatrice International Foods for $985 million. The

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