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GK! Market connects minority businesses
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GK! Market connects minority businesses
Since the coronavirus hit, some 40% of Black businesses have gone under, victims of a strained economy, plummeting demand for professional and retail services and customers wary of venturing out into the COVID climate. Sensing the need to connect customers with companies, regardless of the motivation, social entrepreneur Colette Phillips has launched GK! Market as an outgrowth of her groundbreaking Get Konnected! networking events.
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Joelle Fontaine's Kréyol collection celebrates diverse female artisans
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Joelle Fontaine's Kréyol collection celebrates diverse female artisans
Joelle Fontaine has been working in the fashion industry for years, but in 2020 she’s really hit her stride. Fontaine’s brand, I Am Kréyol, launched the Artisan Collection this year, featuring both garments designed by Fontaine and accessories and home goods by female artisans from around the world. In this way, the brand has become what Fontaine always wanted: a celebration of diverse female artists.
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COVID worsens debt harassment
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COVID worsens debt harassment
It’s hard to build family wealth when you’re burdened with heavy debts and harassed by abusive debt collection practices. No amount of collector harassment will result in payments when no funds are available to pay past due bills.
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Business in the time of COVID-19
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Business in the time of COVID-19
For the entrepreneurs graduating from the Business Equity Initiative at the Foundation for Business Equity, COVID-19 has brought everything from major setbacks, unexpected resources, and great opportunity.
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The Core Value Company helps businesses refine their brands and define their core values
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The Core Value Company helps businesses refine their brands and define their core values
When Monica Cost launched The Core Value Company, she simply began charging for a service she had previously been providing co-workers with for free: personal and professional branding.
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Study: Great Depression Banking Policies Helped Create Urban Hot Spots
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Study: Great Depression Banking Policies Helped Create Urban Hot Spots
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Bossman Construction places emphasis on empowering women
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Bossman Construction places emphasis on empowering women
When Amenyonah Bossman decided to launch her own company, she knew she had to promote and uplift other women in construction.
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Federal Reserve officials take on racism in livestream series
The Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Minneapolis and Atlanta on Oct. 7 co-hosted the kickoff event of their “Racism and the Economy” livestream series, which brought together experts on economic justice and culminated in a discussion between the three bank presidents..
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Fun and fresh air in Nubian Square
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Fun and fresh air in Nubian Square
If you have noticed an abundance of flowers and a resurgence of outdoor events in Roxbury’s Nubian Square, you are likely witnessing the efforts of Roxbury Main Streets to bring patrons back into local businesses in the area.
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195essential: A mission driven t-shirt business
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195essential: A mission driven t-shirt business
Founded just last March at the dining room table of father-daughter team Jason and Lena Harris, 195essential pairs t-shirt design with social change. The first line focuses on essential workers, the second on LGBTQ+ pride, and now the company has turned to voter suppression.
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Talia Barrales: A Dreamer fulfilling her dream
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Talia Barrales: A Dreamer fulfilling her dream
When Talia Barrales launched her new firm, Barrales Public Affairs, in June, she turned to the same guiding principles that made her now multi-million-dollar firm Barrales Law so successful — hard work for the community, by the community.
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Distribution Deals Bring Black-Owned Whiskey Brand ‘Guidance’ to Store Shelves in 5 States
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Distribution Deals Bring Black-Owned Whiskey Brand ‘Guidance’ to Store Shelves in 5 States
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