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January 20, 2024
Black Business Month in Birmingham Updated: 3:24 PM CDT Aug 4, 2023 INTERVIEWS. WELL, THIS WEEK, THOUSANDS OF REPORTERS, ANCHORS, MEDIA MANAGERS ARE IN TOWN FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS. AS WVTM 13 INTERN JADA DANIELS EXPLAINS, THE CONFERENCE RELIES ON BIRMINGHAM BUSINESSES TO MAKE IT SUCCEED. BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS ARE BUSIER MORE […]
Laws today aim to protect borrowers from discriminatory lending practices, but that wasn’t always the case. For decades, U.S. banks denied mortgages to Black applicants—and those belonging to other racial and ethnic minority groups—who lived in certain areas
January 19, 2024
New York (CNN Business) As protests for racial justice continue to spring up across the country, so has the push to support black-owned businesses. The renewed interest has taken the form of widely shared hashtags, resource guides, Google Docs and apps consumers can utilize to show support for the black community, following the death of […]
I want others to be more observant about how Black people are treated in these spaces (Picture: Ann Marie Christian) ‘Madam, can you step aside please? This line is for the front of the plane. You need to join the line for the back of the plane.’ It was 2021 and I was queuing up to embark on a […]
As a rookie reporter with the Bay State Banner close to 40 years ago, I was assigned a story about a METCO student expelled for allegedly stealing from a student locker in one of the pricey suburbs west of Boston. After interviewing the student, a kid from Dorchester, and a school administrator, I filed the […]
January 17, 2024
Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave As Black Lives Matter protests grow across the nation over policing, the deep economic inequalities that African Americans face are coming to the forefront . . .
In recent years, there has been a wave of support in the Black community for Black-owned businesses. “We recognize these Black-owned businesses as safe spaces for consumers, not just Black consumers but all consumers,” said Tyechia Paul, assistant chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Fire & Emergency Service Administration at Fayetteville State University. “Black people supporting Black […]
As issues of race and equality rise to the forefront, some may be wondering how to support black businesses. Black people represent about 40 percent of the city of Rochester’s population and 14 percent of the county population. A good source for black-owned businesses is BOBRochester.com (BOB standing for Black Owned Business). The directory offers hundreds of […]
January 16, 2024
New York(CNN Business) Ifi Akpandak has a new venture he hopes will make it easier for Americans to find and support Black-owned restaurants in their local communities. The 29-year-old VueBox co-founder and CEO launched a company called Brava in New York City a . . .
Black Friday is the kickoff of the holiday shopping season and people are looking to shop local.Over 60 vendors participated in the 7th annual Shop Black Friday event at Florin Square.It’s an opportunity for Black-owned businesses to showcase their products and build a customer base. “If you’re looking for a space to be able to […]