Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders unite in support of Black-owned businesses

When Jasper Kuria considers strategies for addressing racial inequity and social injustice in the U.S., he puts support of Black entrepreneurs at the top of the list. “It’s really about wealth inequality and opportunities for the Black community,” said Kuria.

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.

Asheville goes from ‘race-neutral’ to ‘race-conscious’ business policy; Black businesses had 0.5% of contracts: study

ASHEVILLE – Following a study showing 0.5% of city contracts went to Black businesses, the City Council has said it will move from a “race-neutral” policy to a “race-conscious” one that sets goal for minority businesses contracting. The new business

Philly Rising: 23-year-old jumpstarts national movement for ‘rebuilding’ Black businesses

Click here to view original web page at www.radio.com PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For 23-year-old Alexis Akarolo, protesting wasn’t enough. After a day of demonstrating in June, she says she felt called to do more. “The civil unrest happening with

Breaking the Black Ceiling

If you’re Black in America, you’re more likely to be an entrepreneur: 20 percent of the Black population started a business in recent years, compared to 12 percent of white Americans. This comes partly by necessity: A white-dominated upper echelon

Black-owned tech company awarded patent on kiosk

PopCom, owner of PopShop, raised a historic $2.3 million by using Equity crowdfunding After four years of development, CEO of PopCom, Dawn Dickson has been awarded the patent on the PopShop Kiosk, something she calls a “digital pop-up-shop.” Dickson refers

It’s Time to Help Black-Owned Businesses

Because Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business enables Black business owners to address immediate financial needs and build resiliency. It’s no overstatement that Black-owned U.S. businesses are in a state of crisis due to the economic fallout from the

Black-owned businesses receive $250k from Kaiser Permanente Northwest

The money is part of a national effort to uplift communities of color and improve public health. PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Northwest is granting $250,000 to Black-owned businesses and nonprofits spanning Oregon and Washington. It is part of Kaiser’s

Voya Launches New Program to Boost Retirement Savings for Minority-Owned Businesses

WINDSOR, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today a first-of-its-kind program to support greater retirement planning opportunities for minority, women, veteran, disability, and LGBTQ-owned businesses — along with nonprofit organizations that serve them. The Just Right Advantage™ Program is

Fintech Equality Coalition Engages Black Fintech CEOs

Frequently, questions about diversity in fintech center on gender diversity, and that gender diversity means “white women.” When any organization is predominantly white, it tends to focus on attracting customers who look like its employees and leadership—white ones, though that’s

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