Marjorie Taylor Greene

Black Businesses in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s District Fear They Won’t Be Heard

Georgia bookstore owner Julia Davis has felt the sting of racism. Sometimes, it’s been subtle, like when people assume she’s the hired help and ask to speak to her boss. Other times, it’s more pronounced, an in-your-face reminder of the deep racial divide that still exists in Georgia. Since buying her shop in 2020, Davis has had […]

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Black Farmers

CEO of Black Heffa Farms Explains Why We Need More Black Farmers

Clarenda “Farmer Cee” Stanley is the CEO of North Carolina‘s Green Heffa Farms. Originally from a small town in the Black Belt of Alabama named Annie Manie, she has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and nonprofit fundraising.  In July 2019, Farmer Cee began transforming a weed-covered mess of land with no infrastructure into what is […]

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JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase Launches Tour Promoting Wealth-Building in Black Communities

JPMorgan Chase and Co is launching the Advancing Black Wealth Tour, an event spanning three cities designed to provide financial health education, wealth building seminars and other vital financial insights to Black communities. With stops in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Philadelphia planned throughout 2022, the tour willhost prominent Black business leaders and entrepreneurs who will […]

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Hyatt

Black Entrepreneurs in Atlanta Credit Business Boom to Hyatt Partnership

If you listen closely you can hear it, you can see it; the step-by-step process of making mac & cheese that has been echoing through generations of Kevin Mobley’s family. ”I am the owner of Anna Bell’s Mac & Cheese. It is my great-grandmother’s recipe. I grew up cooking with her,” said Mobley. His business […]

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Systemic Racism

Uncle Sam Ain’t Your Unc: Systemic Racism in Business

Analysis shows that in the two years after George Floyd’s death, police violence against marginalized communities has increased and so have calls for an end to systemic racism in this country.  The unforgivable killings, the heartbreaking protests and loss have taken their toll. Businesses now have to navigate three major intersectional issues:  The pandemic (Yes, […]

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Saysh

Allyson Felix’s Saysh Brand Raises Millions in Efforts to Build Better Future for Women

In less than a year since its launch, Allyson Felix’s Saysh is about to get even bigger and better. Felix co-founded the athletic footwear brand following her departure from Nike due to their lack of support for pregnant female athletes and new mothers. Then, during the 2021 Olympics, Felix made a beautiful statement by wearing her own brand […]

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Horseback Riding

Black-Owned Atlanta Ranch Offers Therapy Through Horseback Riding

Black-owned ranches are becoming more and more prevalent in America’s farmland, and one Atlanta ranch is standing out from the crowd by utilizing horseback riding as a form of meditation.  Daryl Fletcher, proud owner of Stretch Out On Faith Again, or SOOFA for short, has created a space for youths as a means of therapy by riding […]

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Black-Owned Bank

Minnesota’s First Black-Owned Bank Opens in Minneapolis

Minnesota’s financial community marked a milestone Tuesday morning as the first ever Black-owned Minnesota bank opened its doors in Minneapolis, vowing to address the state’s income and wealth disparities head on. A handful of the state’s biggest banks even helped out, in a rare show of cooperation aimed at diversifying Minnesota’s financial services industry. Detroit-based […]

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Three African American Racial Justice Leaders Respond To Starbucks Effort To Rectify Wrongful Arrest

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Heather McGhee, president of Demos recently released a statement regarding their participation on the Starbucks Advisory Committee, which is addressing the company’s efforts to prevent discrimination in its stores. On April 12, two […]

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Mayor Bottoms Signs Agreement for City of Atlanta to Join Employment, Education and Outreach Coalition (EMPLEO)

The City of Atlanta today announced that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed an agreement for the City to join the Employment, Education, and Outreach (EMPLEO) coalition. The coalition is an initiative of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division to address the concerns of recent immigrants who are not familiar with their workplace […]

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