UC Santa Cruz professor Robert Fairlie said many black owners will face considerable obstacles resurrecting their business after the pandemic eases, citing the huge wealth gap between black and white Americans. Robinson started The Nile List to "make buying black normalized." Spending money at black-owned businesses is a way to address racial inequities long after protests are over.
Magazine from the '70s, copies of Golden Legacy comic books from the late '60s—these are just a few of the collectibles and curiosities you can find at BLK MKT Vintage Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy started the company, which celebrates and preserves Black culture, in 2014 as a way to turn their hobby of vintage collecting into a business.
When shoppers take pride in supporting the black business community, they quite often specifically look to these listings to guide their purchase decisions. Explore an important part of Pittsburgh's culture through its black-owned business. In fact, the number of working African American business owners fell more than 40 percent amid the coronavirus—a much steeper drop than other racial groups experienced.
I chatted with two Black women in white male-dominated industries — finance and real estate construction — to learn how they are changing the face of what it means to be Black-owned. And thanks to @carolinecala's Black-owned bookstores list on Instagram which pointed me to which has an extensive kids section.
Each of these women's stories is unique yet all are inspiring - not just because they are women, but because they are successful women who had the courage to step out of what they knew, take a huge leap of faith and ended up being successful and helping others by providing services and jobs that improve people's lives.
He has led the improvement of large community reinvestment programs resulting in regulator-approved CRA strategic plans; improved examination results; and, the transformation of programs into sustainable profit-oriented businesses. Discover & connect with great local black owned businesses in Chicago.