Black Economic and Business Stories for September 13th to 20th, 2020

Top Stories Black women who own businesses fight against wave of closures (NBC News). The number of black owned women businesses have decreased since the pandemic. Limited funding, little access: Women of color have steeper climb when opening a business (Greenville News) – The systemic remains of Jim Crow-era practices still permeate funding of Black … Read more

Black Business and Economic Stories for September 7th to September 13th

Top Stories Thyk Skynn, Black-Owned Line of Bulletproof Vests For Adults and Children Sees 400% Increase in Sales (Chicago Crusader) – This is dope. Black business group pressures Massachusetts Governor Baker to diversify state contract awards (Boston Globe) The Color Of Public Money: Black Businesses’ Share Of Public Contracts Has Declined Over 20 Years (WGBH) … Read more

Black Business and Economic Stories for August 31st to September 6th

We have over 80 stories this week. The best story is how HBCUs prepare students for careers in science and technology. Top Stories Tyler Perry: From Poor as Hell to Billionaire, How Tyler Perry changed show business forever. (Forbes) – The 51-year-old entertainer owns the entirety of his creative output and a 330-acre studio lot … Read more

Black Business and Economic Stories for August 24th to August 30th

We have 62 stories this week. We have seven stories in our Black economics section and several stories in our people section. Top Stories Is this the end for America’s mom-and-pop stores? (Financial Times) Erika James, Wharton’s first female dean (Philadelphia Inquirer) The Owners of Fulton-Mecklenburg, a Digital Marketing Agency, Says Black Owned Businesses Need … Read more