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

Baltimore Ravens player Calais Campbell, Rockefeller Foundation launch Black biz fund

Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $75,000 to support the program alongside Campbell, who will be donating $125,000 This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Shana Pinnock and Gerren Keith Gaynor talk BLACK business. With a new presidency promising a lot

How Artsy is Promoting Black-Owned Art Galleries

In 2019, a study looked at racial inequality in the art world. The numbers they calculated showed that in America, the art displayed in galleries and museums is primarily from white male artists. The study found that 85.4% of works

Leadership Advice From the Founders of Six Fast-Growing Black-Owned Businesses

The year 2020 has been an especially trying one for many Black business leaders. The economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus has disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses, according to an August report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.

8 Black women-owned businesses to support this holiday season

Hope Lehman is well aware of the data on Black women entrepreneurs like herself. “We are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the United States but are the least capitalized, with some of the lowest employee numbers and average

Comcast RISE Awards More Than 20 Black-Owned Small Businesses in South Florida

[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Two dozen Black-owned small businesses in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have been selected among the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. Comcast RISE will help thousands of small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic over the

Want to #BuyBlack for the Holidays? Try These 9 Women-Run Businesses

In a show of support, many customers want to “buy black” this holiday season. The growing interest comes amid ongoing protests against racial injustice, and at a time when Black-owned businesses have been disproportionately harmed by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

25 Holiday Gift Ideas That Support Minority-Owned Businesses

This year thousands of small businesses have struggled through the effects of COVID-19, yet none more so than minority-owned businesses. A new survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found more minority-owned small businesses fear permanent closure than non-minority owned

25 Black-Owned Hair Products That’ll Level Up Your Wash-Day Routine

Black women have a very specific set of needs when it comes to haircare—and for way too long, there’s been a major gap in the market for products that actually target our hair. Now, there’s no shortage of cleansers, conditioners,

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

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