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

August is National Black Business Month

August 1st kicks off National Black Business month. And although Black businesses should be supported year-round, all month long people across the country are encouraged to recognize and support Black-owned businesses. The origins of National Black Business Month can be

‘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,

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

On the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, It’s Time to Commit to Black-Owned Businesses | Opinion

A young man in Alabama bought a sawmill in the early 1940s, becoming the first Black man to own one in the state. In 1946, the sawmill was intentionally burned to the ground. Since banks and insurance companies had refused

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

Mastercard announces an investment and a partnership in Black-owned businesses

The exact amount was not disclosed. The credit card giant also unveiled a partnership with Greenwood, a fintech firm aimed at Black and Latino consumers and business owners, to issue the platform’s first debit cards. “This is part of our

OneUnited Bank, Largest Black Owned Bank Introduces Solidarity Card For Black History Month

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank and first and only Black owned digital bank in the country, is proud to introduce its new Solidarity Card for Black History Month. Last year, OneUnited

This Real Estate Investor Launched Chicago’s First Black-Owned Bank, Binga State Bank

Real estate investor Jesse Binga became one of the wealthiest Black men in Chicago in the early 1900s. The Detroit native arrived in Chicago with $10 in his pockets. A few years later, he created a successful real estate empire

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