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,

After 2020, Black-owned businesses find themselves in new landscape

Before the pandemic, Black-owned businesses faced distinct and lingering obstacles. Access to capital, insurance availability, bidding on contracts can be challenges to entrepreneurs of all races — but in the struggle to build an enduring legacy, those challenges can be

Black-Owned Kids & Baby Brands to Shop on Amazon

In honor of Black History Month, we rounded up some of the best Black-owned kids and baby brands on Amazon. When you’re shopping, you might go straight for your tried-and-true brands and immediately add them to your cart. But you

Cynthia Bailey Is Open To Joining RHOB “If It Were The Right Time And Situation”

Christmas is just one day away, but the holiday season is far from over. If you’ve been desiring to support more Black-owned businesses this season, but you’re not sure where to begin, consider checking out the Seagrams Escapes Holiday Marketplace

Beyoncé’s Stylist Zerina Akers and Thrilling Are Putting Black-Owned Vintage Shops Front and Center

Zerina Akers in a vintage Patrick Kelly dress. Earlier this year, shortly after the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the social justice movement in America, Zerina Akers launched an Instagram account called Black Owned Everything . 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.

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

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