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Mina and Rick Wong at Festival Food Mart, founded in 1992. (Submitted by Mina Wong) Rick Wong founded Festival Food Market in London and kept it open for three decades. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he moved to Canada in 1975 and opened the Asian-Caribbean grocery store in 1992. He’s receiving a Black Business Award from W.E.A.N. […]

iHeartMedia Atlanta Announces Partnership with Prudential Financial and Operation HOPE’s “1 Million Black Business Initiative” iHeartMedia Atlanta today announced a partnership with Prudential Financial and Atlanta-based Operation HOPE in support of its “1 Million Black Business Initiative” (1MBB), which aims to create a million new Black businesses by 2030. iHeartMedia Atlanta is committed to fostering […]

Black entrepreneurs at the University of Toronto now have access to an inclusive community with the resources necessary to nurture and boost their businesses. The goal of the Black Founders Network (BFN) is to support entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey – from those just starting out, to those needing help scaling up their businesses. Efosa Obano, […]

The state of California signed land back to the Black family it took from years ago. It marks the first time Black Americans have reclaimed land taken from them by eminent domain.  Activists want this to be a precedent, but there are logistical hurdles.  Loading Something is loading. The Bruce family is getting their land […]

CHICAGO — The Friday before Thanksgiving, as millions of people around the country started packing up cars and prepared to board flights to reunite with their families, about 20 guests gathered inside a quiet gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a moment of collective mourning. Toward the back of the room were […]

Three generations of Arah Parker’s family have lived in her pleasant, yellow-hued home, where there used to be a clear view of the San Gabriel mountains from the kitchen window. There used to be – until the country’s hunger for online shopping swallowed the neighborhood. Four massive Amazon warehouses – ranging from 500,000 to nearly […]

Black Mountain hosted Holly Jolly, the town’s annual downtown Christmas market, on Dec. 3 along Cherry Street.  “The whole Holly Jolly event, the holiday season here, it’s one of the things that makes Black Mountain particularly special,” said Randy Giles, the owner of BAD Craft.  Roughly 300 people attended the holiday market. The event included performances […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison personally knows about racism. He grew up in segregated rural Tennessee. His father was a sharecropper-turned-insurance salesman and his mother was one of the first in their family to graduate from high school. Both parents taught him and his six siblings to never allow their surroundings to […]

“Fundamentally, I think it’s very important that we’re intentional about supporting Black-owned businesses because, locally, we really need to grow our Black wealth and our Black ecosystem so that starts with people who are striving to have their own businesses and folks who are showing up and cooperatively vending together,” says Tara Wilhelmi, co-founder of […]

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