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As soon as the federal Paycheck Protection Program opened in April, Tara Williams-Harrington rushed to get in her application. Just before the coronavirus swept across New Jersey, the owner of a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise in Newark had signed a new lease for her business, which holds classes for children with LEGOs. Once coronavirus stopped […]

New York(CNN Business) If you’re like most Americans, you probably think of going to the supermarket and stocking up on groceries as a normal thing, and you take it for granted. But 60-plus years of corporate strategies, white flight and stereotypes about black Americans have made it significantly harder for many black people to access […]

The announcement last week that Starbucks chief operating officer Roz Brewer would become CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance in mid-March was met with enthusiasm on Wall Street because a massive company was getting a widely admired executive as its CEO. But there was also widespread elation that a new Black CEO would be joining the ranks of those on […]

MORE THAN 80 YEARS AGO, VICTOR HUGO GREEN PUBLISHED A BOOK AIMED AT PROTECTING BLACK TRAVELERS AS THEY VISITED THE JIM CROW SOUTH. THE GREEN BOOK HAS BECOME AN IMPORTANT ARTIFACT IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND WVTM13’S ERIN LEWELLEN WAS THERE WHERE THE HISTORIC BOOK WAS THE FOCUS IN WOODLAWN TONIGHT. ERIN. YEAH, GOSH, […]

Which are the top Black-owned businesses in the United States today? With many successful businesses privately held—and not required to report detailed information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—this report focuses on publicly traded companies. Key Takeaways Of the 5.8 million employer businesses in the United States in October 2020 . . .

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

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 […]


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