Celebrate Black Business Month With Amazing Black-Owned Home Brands on Amazon

August is National Black Business Month, an opportunity for consumers to learn more about the brands they love dearly and uplift new Black-owned businesses in America. If you’ve been searching for impactful ways to support Black-owned businesses, it’s never been

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

‘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,

Route 66 and ‘Green Book’ sites receive restoration grants

A family-owned gas station on historic Route 66 and a hotel listed in the Green Book are among 40 sites sharing more than $3 million in grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through its African American Cultural Heritage

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

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

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,

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

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