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Tires on more than 50 vehicles were slashed at a Springfield Black-owned transportation business over the weekend, but authorities have chosen not to investigate the incident as a hate crime. The Youth On The Move transportation vehicles had their tires slashed during a mass act of vandalism in the Indian Orchard neighborhood over the weekend. […]

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2022– With the goal of increasing access to capital and banking resources in communities traditionally underserved by financial services, The Claro Group (Claro) today announced it has shifted a significant portion of the firm’s working capital to Liberty Bank and Trust (Liberty), a New Orleans-based black-owned bank operating in the Chicago area. […]

From left: Business owners Auri Redding and ReShonda Young are joined by State Rep. Timi Brown-Powers and Iowa Citizen Action Network director Sue Dinsdale. Photo by Starting Line staff. Owning a small business has always been difficult, particularly if you’re facing discrimination because of your gender or race. Add in an economic crisis brought on […]

City Fresh Foods awarded contract to provide local and nutritious menu for BPS students Advancing her commitment to use the City’s purchasing power to invest in local businesses, Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Public Schools (BPS) today announced a new contract with City Fresh Foods. Beginning July 1, 

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO, NNPA When is the last time that you read a national news story in the so-called mainstream media about a successful Black business in America that has achieved unprecedented excellence and profit in today’s marketplace? I know it has been a […]

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the goal of increasing access to capital and banking resources in communities traditionally underserved by financial services, The Claro Group (Claro) today announced it has shifted a significant portion of the firm’s working capital to Liberty Bank and Trust (Liberty), a New Orleans-based black-owned bank operating in the Chicago area. The action demonstrates […]

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2022– Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), a rapidly growing, mission-driven premium coffee company founded to support Veterans, active-duty military, and first responders, has appointed Chris Clark as its Chief Technology Officer. A twenty-five year technology . . .

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), a rapidly growing, mission-driven premium coffee company founded to support Veterans, active-duty military, and first responders, has appointed Chris Clark as . . .

Founded by small business owner Kyla Booker, Black Leaders Achieving Culture Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) Collective has a mission to promote entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and to uplift the Black community. Booker hopes the work of B.L.A.C.K. Collective will encourage others to get involved, share their stories, pursue their dreams and support others in the Black community. When Booker’s […]

The face of female entrepreneurship overall is becoming less white. Black women represent 42% of new women-owned businesses—three times their share of the female population—and 36% of all Black-owned employer businesses. Majority Black women-owned firms grew 67% from 2007 to 2012, compared to 27% for all women, and 50% from 2014 to 2019, representing . . .


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