Black-owned businesses look to the FDA to protect them

What many of us have dreamed about for the past year may be turning into reality. Almost half of the nation has been fully vaccinated, the CDC has announced businesses can reopen along with lifted mask guidance, and the glimmer

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

‘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,

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

Black Investment Fund offering business grants

Jul. 17—ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque’s $1 million program aimed at helping the local Black community is open for applications — at least through Monday. Administrators are using a portion of the city-supported Black Investment Fund for grants

Black-owned restaurateurs expect long recovery times from pandemic lows

TORONTO — When COVID-19 started spreading through Canada, Resa Solomon-St. Lewis watched business at her Caribbean food company Baccanalle disappear. With no events or weddings to cater and farmers markers and other artisan shows cancelled, 80 per cent of the

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

Sean Combs Teams With Salesforce to Launch Digital Marketplace for Black-Owned Businesses

Sean “Diddy” Combs has teamed up with Salesforce to launch Shop Circulate, a curated digital marketplace that allows consumers to discover and buy products created and sold by Black entrepreneurs. The new platform, announced on the 100th anniversary of the

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

Community support, Black Lives Matter movement have helped local Black-owned businesses

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – At the start of 2020, Vivian C. Mackenzie had big plans for her small business. Mackenzie, the owner of Kathleen’s Tea Room in Peekskill, New York – known for its afternoon tea service featuring scones and finger

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