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

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

Black-owned small business grant vital for representation: Calgary entrepreneur

Six years ago, while working abroad in the African country of Chad, Calgarian Evelyne Nyairo spotted a woman harvesting mangoes from a tree, and asked to buy some fruit from the woman. When she went to pay, she was told

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

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

Focus on Black-owned businesses: Goods’ wellness, beauty products promote better body care

Randi Woods wants to change how people relate to their bodies. After years of struggling to find affordable, safe and sustainable products to care for her sensitive skin and hair, Woods decided to take matters into her own hands. “There

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,

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

Steven S. Rogers to Moderate at Small Business Summit Hosted By BLACK ENTERPRISE

With just one day away, former Harvard Business School professor Steven S. Rogers will moderate at the Small Business Summit hosted by BLACK ENTERPRISE. The complimentary event takes place on May 6, is virtual, and kicks off at noon EST

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